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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 ...

New ‘Avengers’ packs a punch with giant cast

Film marks the culmination of 10 years of superhero storytelling By Brent Lindquist [email protected] Comic-book superheroes are a dime a dozen in movies these days, but that ...

Calendar – Week of May 2

Ongoing Noon music The Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., hosts free live noon-hour entertainment on Wednesdays in the Piano Lounge. It’s Sylvia Bos on May 2 and Doris Mae Bajema on ...

Letters to the Editor — April 4, 2018

On recent WWU vandalism   As the Bellingham Herald has reported, in recent weeks several books in the Jewish Collection at WWU Wilson Library were defaced on two separate occasions ...

Canadian newsprint is not the enemy — tariffs are

  This op-ed piece by David Chavern, News Media Alliance president and CEO, expresses the viewpoint of this newspaper. Tariffs on Canadian newsprint are not needed, and if they ...

Letters to the Editor — March 21, 2018

Supports I-600   We don’t have to read far into the sport pages or news to find reports of accidents and illnesses, births and deaths. Throughout our lives all people have predictable ...