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Time for a new fish hatchery model for Washington

By Luanne Van Werven   This past summer on a cool, drizzly day in Alaska I had the opportunity to see firsthand how that state has turned a dwindling salmon population into a successful ...

First Amendment binds all American freedoms

By Jack ‘Miles’ Ventimiglia   Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of ...

Letters to the Editor — Oct. 9, 2019

Speaking out on Referendum 88   Martin Luther King, in his August 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech, emphasized that dream, stating: “I have a dream that my four little children ...

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 25, 2019

On the drought plan   Is the glass half full or half empty? Where Skip Richards (Sept. 18 column) finds fault with the recently completed Whatcom County drought contingency plan ...

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 4, 2019

From the Street Festival   Yesterday my family went to the Ferndale Street Fair. It was fun and festive, for enjoying good music with friends.   While cheering on the youths ...

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 ...