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Flags to be lowered in honor of National Guard sergeant 2016-02-23
In memoriam: Dwan Shipley 2016-02-16
Flags lowered in memory of Justice Scalia 2016-02-16
Service Feb. 20 for former Sen. Harriet Spanel

A funeral Mass for former state lawmaker Harriet Spanel of Bellingham will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave. A reception will follow.

Spanel died at home Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the age of 77. She served three terms in the House of…

Former Sen. Harriet Spanel of Bellingham dies

Harriet Spanel, who served Whatcom County for more than two decades as a state legislator, has died. She was 77.

“We have lost an incredible leader and a dear friend,” said Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, who succeeded Spanel as senator representing the 40th District, in a press…

In memoriam: Eva Baharav 2016-02-01
In memoriam: Lawrence Johnson, 1931 - 2016 2016-01-06
In memoriam: Jim Hitchman 2016-01-05
Former campus presidents, war hero among Whatcom County notables who died in 2015

With a new year on the horizon, it’s time to pause and remember notable Whatcom County people who died in 2015.

Debbie Alvarez, Beaverton school librarian and Battle of the Books booster, dies at 42

For Debbie Alvarez's friends and admirers, there's no better way to honor her than by reading and sharing books.

"The magic of story mea­­­­nt so much to her," Mio Debnam, a Hong Kong children's author who befriended Alvarez through the Society of Children's…

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