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Letters to the Editor — Jan. 9, 2019

Continuing the debate   How nice to attend a 42nd Legislative District town hall meeting (sponsored by Whatcom Republicans) Jan. 5, and find an elected representative representing ...

Letters to the Editor — Jan. 2, 2019

Reflecting on a legislative career   As we move into 2019 and my years of service in Olympia come to a close, I want to take a brief moment to say thank-you to residents of the ...

Looking back at 2018, ahead at 2019

By Jon Mutchler Mayor of Ferndale   As 2018 wraps up, Ferndale continues to grow at a healthy pace. Far from the chaotic struggles of Washington, D.C., and Olympia, we are an example ...

Holiday greetings from the mayor

‘Twas the night before Christmas And throughout our city The streets were all decked-out It all looked so pretty Lights hung by the Chamber Made shopping more appealing To support ...

What we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving

  Reflecting on Thanksgiving each year brings much to be thankful for as we near the 40-year mark of working in the family community newspaper business.   The one word that ...

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 14, 2018

Step up and protect citizens   There has been an ongoing struggle to get our Lynden Police Department the staffing it needs, the staffing this community needs. Now I am hearing ...

Letters to the Editor — Oct. 31, 2018

Politics or law?   I am dismayed by the overwhelming partisanship of the county prosecutor race. Is not this position one to be free from political entanglements and instead dedicated ...

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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 ...