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Policing, racial injustice, governor’s power on legislative agenda

This year’s legislature won’t just be about numbers and budgets: It will explore social inequities, the proper role of policing and just how much authority the governor is … more

Blaine Food Bank wraps up 2020 with community support

Blaine Food Bank spread holiday joy this season, decorating its outdoor center with a 5-foot Frosty the Snowman, twinkling reindeer and a towering Christmas tree fashioned with glittering … more

Letters to the Editor, January 14-20, 2021

The Editor: Thank you, Lynden Tribune, Joel Douglas and Gerald Hulbert for informing citizens so eloquently on pages A4 and A5 on January 6. Had the President ordered the testing and manufacturing … more

Stafholt to receive vaccine as distribution ramps up in county

As county and statewide vaccinations continue into the new year, Good Samaritan Society – Stafholt is expected to start distributing doses of the first round of the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday, … more

Year in Review: A look back at the year that was (July through December 2020)

July • The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce held its annual Sand Sculpture Competition virtually through July to comply with social distancing.  • Recent Borderite graduates held … more

Investigation continues on train derailment

Investigators say they still haven’t found an explanation for the Custer derailment that caused fires after 10 train cars carrying highly flammable crude oil overturned from tracks on December … more

District judge orders release of CBP Iranian detention directive

Along with other documents, a directive issued by Custom and Border Protection’s (CBP) Seattle Field Office to detain and question U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents crossing into the … more

New Covid-19 reopening plan to group counties by hospitalizations

Governor Jay Inslee announced a new plan January 5 for reopening the economy from his Covid-19 restrictions that will go into effect on Monday, January 11, when the current restrictions are set to … more

First group of middle and high school students returned to school on January 6

The first group of Blaine middle school students and high school freshman returned to the classroom January 6, after superintendent Christopher Granger announced grades 6-12 students would start … more

Birch Bay, meet your new neighborhood deputy

Deputy Derek Jones started as Birch Bay’s newest deputy on January 4, replacing deputy Todd Damon who had been the neighborhood deputy since 2017. Jones talked with The Northern Light about … more

Blaine City Council applications due January 15

The deadline to apply for the at-large city council seat nears as applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 15. Applications will remain open until filled. The city is … more

Year in Review: Blaine school district

Although this year has been hard for so many, and for so many reasons, we at Blaine school district are choosing to see this year as the one when people worked harder than ever to do what they could … more

Year in Review: Blaine Chamber of Commerce

Another year at the chamber has come to a close with 98 members, which include 11 new members. We kicked off the year with the 20th annual Bite of Blaine Live and Silent Auction where we featured … more

Year in Review: Whatcom County Sheriff's Office

On behalf of all members of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It’s an honor to serve you. In this era of calls for “police reform,” … more

Healthy resolutions that are easy to keep

The dawn of a new year is a great time to take stock of the year that just passed and set goals for the next 12 months. Resolutions focused on improving personal health are especially popular, and … more

Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2

When 2020 started, the gym in Birch Bay was bustling with fitness classes, kids’ activities, basketball practices, pickleball and more. This all came to a screeching halt in March when we were … more

Year in Review: Blaine Senior Center

January started with all types of plans for the upcoming 2020. We were planning a monthly one-on-one consultation for anyone who had questions about hearing changes as we age with the Hearing, Speech … more

Year in Review: Pacific Arts Association

Like all organizations in Blaine, the Pacific Arts Association’s (PAA) 2020 year was significantly impacted by the pandemic. Our major event, the Blaine Harbor Music Festival and Camp, was … more
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