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Does your vote for President count? Print Email
Yes and no.  The Electoral College was created by the Founding Fathers as a compromise between having the President elected by Congress or by the people.  Mid December the twelve Washington State Electors will meet in Olympia to cast the vote for president and since Washington is a “winner take all state” the popular vote will determine their vote.  For more information on this consult the National Archives and Records Administration since it is the department in charge of the Electoral College.
 
Say goodbye to political spin! Print Email

spinFactcheck.org is a great resource for the election season!

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We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of

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Nooksack Valley Heritage Print Email
Early Everson StreetNooksack Valley Heritage is a collection of historic material documenting the early culture and industry of Everson, Washington and nearby communities throughout the Nooksack River Valley in Northwest Washington State. The collection is a project of the Everson Public Library and the Friends of the Everson Public Library, funded by a grant from the Washington State Library. Over 400 historic photos have been digitalized and are freely available online, along with photos from other Washington State communities.
 
Front Street and Berthusen's Barn Print Email
Cover of Hans Berthusen's BarnLocal history fans have two new books available.  Footsteps on Front Street by Lynden Pioneer Museum Director Troy Luginbill and Hans Berthusen’s Barn by Larry McPhail are available for borrowing. Both titles have wonderful historic photos and great stories. 
 
Whooping Cough Print Email
medicine logoAccording to the Washington State Department of Health, over 250 new cases of whooping cough were reported in the state during one week as recently as August 25, so the epidemic isn’t over yet. Vaccines are recommended for kids and adults.  In Whatcom County, there are free or reduced-cost shots for qualifying adults and kids. 
 
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