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Letters to the Editor —

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 ...

An appeal for kindness in the face of conflict

By Jon Mutchler Ferndale mayor   During the wretched days of Jim Crow, minorities relied upon the Green-Book (by Victor H. Green) to find hotels, restaurants, barbers and salons ...

Ferndale’s Safety Toolkit

By Jon Mutchler Ferndale Mayor   Your city government’s number one responsibility is your safety. Protecting our residents from life-threatening danger is not an easy job, but ...

Hits and misses of the legislative session

  The Legislature adjourned on March 8. It is great to be back in beautiful Whatcom County. Since being home, we have had opportunities to meet with constituents and local groups ...