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Sefzik bill would slash gas prices nearly 50 cents per gallon

Uses $8B surplus to suspend gas tax, give working families a break OLYMPIA – Washington would get a year-long reprieve from state fuel taxes under a bill sponsored by Washington state’s ...

Two-vehicle accident claims one life in Ferndale

By Bill Helm [email protected] FERNDALE — At 11:33 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, Washington State Patrol and Whatcom County Fire District No. 7 responded to a two-vehicle accident at ...

Lummi Nation students prepare for Spaceflight Experiments Program

Students at Lummi Nation School are preparing for liftoff. Exciting scientific work has been underway for students participating in The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) ...

Frank Lands named NPS regional director

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service has named Frank Lands its regional director for parks in the pacific west, which covers Department of the Interior Regions 8, 9, 10 and 12. ...

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Joshua Amberson works on behalf of clients

By Bill Helm [email protected] WHATCOM — Growing up, Joshua Amberson wanted to become a professional baseball player. Although he sustained injuries while pitching at San Jose ...

Second isolation/quarantine site opens at Civic Field

Stadium’s locker room can accommodate 25 guests, will be staffed by healthcare provider By Leora Watson  [email protected]  WHATCOM — Due to a drastic increase in COVID-19 ...

Sen. Sefzik meets Sumas flood victims

Elisa Claassen For the Record SUMAS — Simon Sefzik accepted an invitation to Sumas on Jan. 16 as one of his first local official visits his first week as Washington state’s newly-appointed ...

Ferndale seeks skatepark design ideas, public meeting on Jan. 26

Survey follows 6 p.m. live webinar Cal Bratt for the Record FERNDALE — Calling all skaters and riders, the City of Ferndale wants to hear from you. The city will host a live webinar ...

Stage 1 air quality burn ban called for Columbia Valley in Whatcom County

The Northwest Clean Air Agency is calling a Stage 1 air quality burn ban beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 in the Columbia Valley urban growth area. The area includes the Peaceful ...

Increase in breakthrough cases related to current COVID-19 surge

By Washington Department of Health OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is seeing an increase in the number of vaccine breakthrough cases related to the ...