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Update: Alaska-bound Team Juvenile Delinquents pushes up the strait

June 14, 2024
Friday midmorning tracker shows Team JD at north end of Georgia Strait
Toby Cooper
Environment

After disaster strikes, how much is it worth to rebuild?

June 13, 2024
In 2021, flooding in the Sumas Valley caused millions in damages. Rebuilding could cost more than twice as much as restoring the region to its natural state.
Steph Kwetásel’wet Wood, The Narwhal
Recreation

Four island kids chase an ‘impossible’ dream

June 11, 2024
750-mile boat-without-engine R2AK Race to Alaska set to start
Toby Cooper
Public Health

How a tragedy unfolded, step by step

June 10, 2024
Events spanning several years converged when a leak spilling more than a quarter million gallons of gasoline and resulting explosion and fire wreaked disaster along Whatcom Creek.
Dick Clever
Culture

25 years later, memories of pipeline disaster still haunt families 

June 7, 2024
10-year-olds Wade King and Stephen Tsiorvas and 18-year-old Liam Wood perished in a horrific gasoline spill, explosion and fire
Matt Benoit
Community Voices

Readers remember: Whatcom Creek, June 10, 1999

June 7, 2024
Sharing memories  of the day the gasoline pipeline exploded at Whatcom Creek
Salish Current readers
Culture

There’s more to farmers markets than meets the eye

June 6, 2024
An outlet for local farmers and artisans to share their talents also brings together — and educates — the community
Adam M. Sowards
Public Health

Study shows local health impacts from Growler noise

June 5, 2024
More than 74,000 people, mostly on Whidbey Island, face health risks due to Growler noise, research finds — but the Navy League has questions about the report’s legitimacy.
Sam Fletcher
Community Voices

WSF service, bad as it’s ever been, only going to get worse

June 4, 2024
Commentary: Boosting funding and reorganizing leadership two steps in right direction
Alex MacLeod
Public Health

Bellingham Queer Collective opens its doors

June 3, 2024
Group organizes to respond to social isolation and difficulty in making connections among queer community.
Margaret Bikman
Community Voices

Recognizing bigotry disguised by dog whistles

June 3, 2024
Commentary: San Juan Island venues canceled speaker events when informed by community
Owen Ellis
Transportation

Finally! State ferry system goes out to bid for new hybrid-electric vessels

May 31, 2024
Deliveries will begin in 2028 if all goes well — delays and escalating costs have bedeviled the procurement process until now.
Tom Banse
Housing

Limited-equity co-op model moves Lopez Island affordable housing forward

May 30, 2024
Lopez Community Land Trust breaks ground on seventh affordable housing project
Nancy DeVaux
Community Voices

Cute … and dangerous: suburban deer hazards are real

May 30, 2024
Commentary: Port Townsend deer numbers have boomed. What’s it like where you live?
Karen Sullivan
Culture

Land acknowledgments: from words to transformative actions

May 29, 2024
Done properly, the process establishes mutual respect and sharing.
Richard Arlin Walker
Agriculture

Local flower-farming takes root  in a global economy

May 28, 2024
Small-scale Skagit farms seek to demonstrate there’s more than a price point to value.
Adam M. Sowards

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