Trump pushes for churches to reopen

But Inslee says he’s not ready for that yet By Calvin Bratt [email protected]   WHATCOM — Calling houses of worship “essential services” in the pandemic, President ...

Peoples helps 1,600 businesses get PPP loans

Local bank is a SBA Preferred Lender   BELLINGHAM — Responding to the urgent demand for emergency funding to support small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, Peoples ...

Federal help available for Feb. 1-2 flood

There is an SBA separate track for this from COVID relief   WHATCOM — While another problem called the coronavirus immediately became a much bigger issue, there is still public ...

April statistics tell COVID’s awful toll on state economy

Jobless rate triples; 527,000 jobs are lost   OLYMPIA — Washington’s economy lost 527,000 jobs in April and the state’s preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment ...

Silver Reef reopens, with many changes

Gaming space is cut in half, temperature is checked at door   WHATCOM — Silver Reef Casino Resort partially reopened last week with measures exceeding public health guidelines, ...

Honoring fallen veterans

Smaller than usual, Greenacres event featured singing, honoring remarks By Brent Lindquist [email protected] FERNDALE — In an ordinary year, the Memorial Day ceremony held at ...

New Ferndale well activation coming up

New well drills 1,000 feet down to freshwater aquifer By Brent Lindquist [email protected] FERNDALE — Ferndale’s long-awaited Shop Well 2 will go online in the coming weeks, ...

FSD reveals modified graduation plans

Drive-through graduation ceremony hinges on move to phase 2 By Brent Lindquist [email protected] FERNDALE — The Ferndale School District will host a drive-through graduation ...

Lummi Nation reopening Silver Reef Casino

Safety measures will be in place, opening will be at 50% capacity FERNDALE — The Silver Reef Casino Resort will have a soft reopening May 21 at 50-percent capacity, the Lummi Nation ...

The way forward for newspapers

By Calvin Bratt Tribune editor   This is an unsettling time for everyone. We wonder what lies ahead for our local schools, small businesses and farms. Can the situation return to ...