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Mutchler weighs in on affordable housing tax

I attended the last City Council meeting (3/2/2020) to hear the North Whatcom Poverty Task Force (NWPTF) report to the City following it’s one-year study of local poverty, its causes ...

Letters to the Editor — Feb. 19, 2020

Supports Hailey’s Law, renewed   Hailey’s Law was passed in response to a 2007 accident caused by a driver who drove drunk twice in one night. After the first DUI arrest, the ...

Letters to the Editor — Feb. 12, 2020

Praising the FHS production of ‘My Fair Lady’   The Ferndale High School theater program is truly a hidden gem. We are very lucky to have the dynamic duo of Rachel Pringle and ...

Letters to the Editor — Jan. 22, 2020

Vote ‘yes’ on two Meridian levies   As a parent whose children have benefited greatly from the education provided at Meridian High School, I am respectfully asking everyone ...

Letters to the Editor — Jan. 31, 2019

Opposed to hate at Christmas time   I rise in response to the letter by Don Starr, of Blaine, that you published in the Lynden Tribune that reached your audience on Christmas Eve ...

Letters to the Editor — Dec. 24, 2019

Thoughts on Donald Trump   The Republican Party certainly has a political anti-Christ in Donald Trump. Problem is that there is no political “Christ.” The party has become a ...

Mutchler reflects on his time in office

By Jon Mutchler Ferndale Mayor Elected officials get melancholy at the end of their service and as we prepare for the transition to a Greg Hansen administration, I want to ponder where ...

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 ...