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State House passes three budgets – operating, capital and transportation

On Friday, March 25, House Democrats in Olympia proposed an operating budget that passed on a party-line vote with Democrats voting Yes and Republicans voting No. It is important to ...

Mutchler running for reelection

By Jon Mutchler, Ferndale mayor   Jon Mutchler is asking Ferndale voters to grant him a second term as mayor.   “Ferndale was in great shape when I took over (from Mayor Jensen) ...

Letters to the Editor — March 20, 2019

On liberals   Liberalism is a mental disorder — to deceive the passive by taking away their guns and their rights and tax them to death, until the end. This is what dictators ...

Legislature, don’t break McCleary promise

Ferndale School Board speaks out after having passed a bond   This is a guest column submitted by the Ferndale School Board calling attention to a legislative issue of concern to ...

Sunshine, because it’s your government

  This is a guest column written by Jim Zachary, a regional editor of CHNI newspapers in the southeastern United States. He is also vice-president of the Georgia First Amendment ...

Ferndale Bond: The time is now

  On the front page of this week’s Ferndale Record, you can read, once again, about the Ferndale School District’s latest attempt to fund the construction of a new high school ...

Letters to the Editor — Jan. 30, 2019

Where has all the money gone?   Concerning the Ferndale School District bond, I was always under the impression that our schools in the outlying communities were shortchanged to ...

FSD facilities bond back in voters’ hands soon

By Wendy Lawrence and Joe Lupo Ferndale School District Bond Task Force   Last November, the majority of Ferndale School District residents voted in favor of the school bond (58.64 ...

Mayor Mutchler: Vote ‘Yes’ on schools

By Jon Mutchler Ferndale Mayor   There’s no more iconic, central and important building in a town than the local high school. By far, it is our most valuable public asset.   You ...

Letters to the Editor – Jan. 16, 2019

Thanks to community   On behalf of the Project Hope Food Bank of Lynden, I extend a warm word of appreciation to our local community for its generous support of the food bank and ...