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Proposed Cherry Point changes threaten our economy

  This guest op-ed column is from Mark Riker, executive secretary of the Washington State Building & Construction Trades Council.   We live in polarized political times. ...

What are we thankful for this year?

Michael and Mary Jo Lewis, owners   “There is always, always something to be thankful for.”   Let’s start with family, friends, community, faith, good health, and dedicated ...

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 6, 2019

‘The Realities of Advanced Medical Intervention’   Some of life’s most simple pleasures — the first blooms of spring, summer days at the beach, crunchy leaves of fall, or ...

Supports Mutchler   As a planning commissioner on the Ferndale Planning Commission, I have had the chance to watch Mayor Mutchler serve the city of Ferndale. I’ve seen his enthusiasm ...

Letters to the Editor — Oct. 23, 2019

Supports Fegan   I have known Maralise Fegan for over four years, first meeting her during the formation of the Ferndale Emergency Resource Network. I was so impressed with her ...

Time for a new fish hatchery model for Washington

By Luanne Van Werven   This past summer on a cool, drizzly day in Alaska I had the opportunity to see firsthand how that state has turned a dwindling salmon population into a successful ...

First Amendment binds all American freedoms

By Jack ‘Miles’ Ventimiglia   Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of ...

Letters to the Editor — Oct. 9, 2019

Speaking out on Referendum 88   Martin Luther King, in his August 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech, emphasized that dream, stating: “I have a dream that my four little children ...

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 25, 2019

On the drought plan   Is the glass half full or half empty? Where Skip Richards (Sept. 18 column) finds fault with the recently completed Whatcom County drought contingency plan ...

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 4, 2019

From the Street Festival   Yesterday my family went to the Ferndale Street Fair. It was fun and festive, for enjoying good music with friends.   While cheering on the youths ...