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Ferndale leading affordable housing challenge

By Jon Mutchler Former Ferndale Mayor   Let’s talk about the oxymoron “affordable housing.” First, think about where you lived when you left the nest.   Culminating months ...

Letters to the Editor — March 24, 2021

Disagreers left eggs, took a ‘love’ sign   Early on the morning of Saturday, March 20, I looked out our front window and noticed something unusual on the window screen. When ...

Letters to the Editor — March 17, 2021

Crediting volunteers at the Pioneer Museum   I am writing to provide clarification on a Feb. 24 article regarding volunteers at the museum.   In the article Pat and Barb Keily ...

Let government know who’s boss

During March 14-20 Sunshine Week, this is a guest column by Ken Paulson, lawyer, former editor-in-chief of USA Today and now director of the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State ...

Letters to the Editor — March 10, 2021

Ferndale City Council and mayor pay increases   A majority of the Ferndale City Council recently voted to increase the pay of the mayor by 40% and to increase their own pay by 3% ...

A Challenging Year and Looking Ahead

The State of the City for 2021 By Greg Hansen, Ferndale Mayor Remembering a single day can bring the distance of a year into focus. It was at the second council meeting in March, only ...

Letters to the Editor — Feb. 3, 2021

Great news for fish, orcas   Re Jan. 27 “Middle Fork Dam Site Now Free-Flowing Stream.” This is the best news for chinook salmon and southern resident orcas!   Thank you ...

A successful stroll

By Linda Harkleroad Ferndale Heritage Society V.P. and Publicity The Pioneer Village at Pioneer Park is now dark and quiet. The thousands of Christmas lights have been unplugged and ...

Levy: It’s a matter of pride   I am writing to ask all of my Ferndale neighbors to join me in voting “Yes” for the Ferndale School District’s Replacement Operations Levy. ...

Nov. 3 Ferndale Schools levy more important than ever

By Linda Quinn, Ferndale School District Superintendent   One constant has remained during these difficult and uncertain times in Ferndale: our public schools are serving and supporting ...