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What we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving

  Reflecting on Thanksgiving each year brings much to be thankful for as we near the 40-year mark of working in the family community newspaper business.   The one word that ...

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 14, 2018

Step up and protect citizens   There has been an ongoing struggle to get our Lynden Police Department the staffing it needs, the staffing this community needs. Now I am hearing ...

Letters to the Editor — Oct. 31, 2018

Politics or law?   I am dismayed by the overwhelming partisanship of the county prosecutor race. Is not this position one to be free from political entanglements and instead dedicated ...

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Supports Kenner   I have had the pleasure of working with Paul Kenner as commissioners for Whatcom County Public Utility District No. 1 for many years. Paul Kenner has been a fine ...

A message from Ferndale’s Community Bond Task Force

By Joe Lupo and Wendy Lawrence, Ferndale Community Bond Task Force When your ballots arrive this weekend, you’ll be asked to approve a school bond to ensure tens of thousands of Ferndale ...

Letters to the Editor — Oct. 17, 2018

Supports Kenner   Having attended commission meetings of Public Utility District No. 1 of Whatcom County for more than 25 years, I strongly believe voters need to re-elect Paul ...

Journalism matters because democracy matters

  The week of Oct. 7-13 is National Newspaper Week, and we at the Lynden Tribune and Ferndale Record are proud to assert our core values as newspapers serving our communities. We ...

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 19, 2018

Kudos to Buys’ bill   You have seen these food trucks buzzing around construction sites. You have seen them in downtown Ferndale, Lynden and Everson. You believe the food trucks ...

Letters to the Editor — Aug. 22, 2018

Questioning the governor   Welcome to the state of Washington where the insurance company rules and our doctors are the secretaries. Our insurance company calls the shots. Cignet ...

New York private equity firm is sticking it to newspapers

By Adam Lewis For the Record   If there’s any industry in the United States that could use a financial boost right now, it’s the newspaper business. The decline of print advertising ...