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Federal aid coming for December storms …

… but not February ones   WHATCOM — County Emergency Management on March 5 passed on an announcement from federal agencies that President Donald J. Trump has granted a Major ...

Celebrating a bond well done

Ferndale celebrates bond passage; next steps outlined at Saturday event at high school By Hailey Palmer [email protected]   FERNDALE ­— The Ferndale School District celebrated ...

Farmers talk of a ‘disconnect’ to food consumers

Theme: Bridge issues, or U.S. food will come from overseas By Calvin Bratt [email protected]   LAUREL ­— Farming representatives spoke of challenges they face but also ...

Ericksen calls Senate rail bill an assault on refineries

He expects it to be challenged legally, if passed   OLYMPIA — A measure setting a new vapor-pressure regulation for railroad tank cars is an assault on the thousands of workers ...

Bond passes with more than 62 percent

Celebration coming up Saturday in FHS cafeteria FERNDALE — The Ferndale School District’s February facilities bond surpassed the supermajority required for passage by more than ...

Forum tonight: What is farming’s future?

Raspberry and milk prices have not been profitable By Calvin Bratt [email protected]   WHATCOM — A forum on the topic “Whatcom Agriculture: Is There a Future for Farming?” ...

All-NWC boys teams named

Cole Bajema is MVP for second year in a row; Ferndale’s Sequoyah Julius selection for all-conference first team   WHATCOM — Lynden Christian senior Cole Bajema, who led the ...

Rob Adams named NWC Coach of Year

Twenty-seven girls listed   WHATCOM — Lynden girls basketball coach Rob Adams was named the Northwest Conference Coach of the Year, and 27 players were announced as All-NWC selections ...

Ericksen blasts Senate energy bill as a sham

It will do nil to actually change world climate, he argues   OLYMPIA — The Washington Senate on Friday, March 1, passed a measure that would dramatically drive up electric bills ...

Van Werven bill requires ‘low-cost’ notice on college books

It passes House   OLYMPIA — On Monday, March 4, the state House of Representatives unanimously passed a measure that would let community and technical college students know whether ...