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Letters to the Editor — April 4, 2018

On recent WWU vandalism   As the Bellingham Herald has reported, in recent weeks several books in the Jewish Collection at WWU Wilson Library were defaced on two separate occasions ...

Canadian newsprint is not the enemy — tariffs are

  This op-ed piece by David Chavern, News Media Alliance president and CEO, expresses the viewpoint of this newspaper. Tariffs on Canadian newsprint are not needed, and if they ...

Letters to the Editor — March 21, 2018

Supports I-600   We don’t have to read far into the sport pages or news to find reports of accidents and illnesses, births and deaths. Throughout our lives all people have predictable ...

As Sunshine Week continues, let’s look back at SB 6617

Sunshine Week kicked off on Sunday, and as we celebrate public access to information across the nation, it’s important to not forget Senate Bill 6617. We wrote about it a couple of ...

Letters to the Editor — March 14, 2018

On gun control I am distraught that my 42nd District senator once again would not support gun control. How many more school shootings will it take to convince him that assault weapons ...

Our Voice — Thank to the governor for vetoing a bad idea — now let’s see follow-up

  Gov. Jay Inslee did in fact veto the Olympia bill ESB 6617 concerning public records exemptions that this newspaper and numerous others in Washington State editorialized against ...

Wayfinding — the community benefits of intentional signs

By Jori Burnett City of Ferndale Community Development Director   We’ve all been there: lost in an unfamiliar city and unable to find what you need. You look to the street signs, ...

Calendar – Week of Feb. 28, 2018

Ongoing Noon music The Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., hosts free live noon-hour entertainment on Wednesdays in the Piano Lounge. It’s Karen Scholten Feb. 28 and Sylvia Bos on March ...

Meetings — Feb. 28, 2017

Wednesday, Feb. 28 • Meridian School Board, Meridian High School board room, 194 W. Laurel Rd., 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1 • Whatcom County Ethics Commission, County Executive’s ...

Letters to the Editor — Feb. 28, 2018

Criticizing lack of support for gun controls Once again our 42nd Legislative District representatives have opposed even the most minimal effort to curb gun violence. Sen. Doug Ericksen ...