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Letters to the Editor — July 24, 2019

Supports Burke   I strongly support Karen Burke for Whatcom County Executive. Karen is an exceptional leader in our community as the executive director of Domestic Violence and ...

Letters to the Editor — July 17, 2019

Editor’s note: In the opinion section of the Ferndale Record last week, we attributed an endorsement of Ferndale mayor Jon Mutchler to Whatcom County Prosecutor Eric Richey. The endorsement ...

Letters to the Editor — July 10, 2019

Remaking Ferndale   This summer, you’ll have the opportunity to completely remake your Ferndale City government. Three Council seats and the Mayor’s position each had more than ...

The myth of ‘free college’

By Luanne Van Werven 42nd District State Representative   The cost of a college education continues to be a concern for Washington students and families, and making college “free” ...

Keith Olson on running for Ferndale mayor

By Keith Olson Ferndale City Council Member   I am running for Mayor of Ferndale because I believe there is a silent majority of Ferndale residents who are not happy with how our ...

Letters to the Editor — May 15, 2019

Responding to a letter   This letter is in response to the vicious letter (May 1) by Naomi Murphy, of Ferndale, filled with untruths about Matt Shea, representative from the Spokane ...

Letters to the Editor — May 8, 2019

Reply to letter   Forty-second District Sen. Doug Ericksen replies as follows to a letter printed May 1 regarding his Pac Rim Bridges LLC contract to be a representative of the ...

Letters to the Editor — May 1, 2019

On Ericksen’s connections with Cambodia   Let’s talk about the Khmer Rouge commander, Hun Sen, who won the fake election in Cambodia last July. You know, the government that ...

State needs to pay ‘fair share’ of election costs

  This is a column submitted relating to Tuesday evening adoption by the Whatcom County Council of a resolution supporting that the state pay its “fair share of funding for election ...

Letters to the Editor — April 24, 2019

On Ericksen’s contract with Cambodia   I don’t doubt that it’s legal for Sen. Ericksen to sign a contract to be an agent for Cambodia. But it is what he does with it that ...