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Health Dept. urges vaccinations | Letter

  • Feb 26, 2015 at 7:00AM

The U.S. is currently experiencing outbreaks of measles, mumps and pertussis (whooping cough), including cases reported in Washington state.


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Celebrate women’s right to vote | Letter

  • Feb 13, 2015 at 7:00AM

Feb. 14 marks our 95th anniversary of the oldest nonpartisan voter registration organization in the U.S. – the League of Women Voters. After a struggle of more than 50 years, Washington women won the right to vote on Nov. 8, 1910 – 105 years ago.

Preserve & protect: of trees, carbon and tax breaks | Letter

  • Feb 12, 2015 at 7:00AM

Several years ago a friend expressed her frustration about her need to drive a car, which only added to the destruction of the air quality and contributed to global warming.

Support for Cherry Point Terminal | Letter

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 7:00AM

I support the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal to be located in the Cherry Point area of Whatcom County. I believe in sound environmental principles, but firmly feel this can be built in an environmentally compatible manner.

Get vaccinated | Letter

  • Feb 10, 2015 at 10:11AM

According to the state Department of Health, San Juan County has the lowest vaccination rate in the state. Of the 1,929 students enrolled in grades K-12, (2013-14), only 57.2 percent are vaccinated. Vaccinations are required but parents/guardians can, and do, obtain exemptions for their children.

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