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My Mexican eclipse

April 12, 2024
Gasps, silence, cheers, awe — what’s it like to view a solar eclipse from a sunny beach in Mexico?
Margaret Bikman
Culture

Review: ‘The Anxious Generation,’ by Jonathan Haidt 

April 11, 2024
Reduce screen time, increase free-play time to bring kids back to health.
Dean Kahn
Housing

Affordable housing opens for occupancy on Bellingham’s waterfront

April 10, 2024
Eighty-three units have been added to city’s inventory — and what more is in the plan to meet housing needs?
Aria Nguyen
Recreation

Little Squalicum Pier will open up Bellingham Bay

April 9, 2024
Once rebuilt, a 1,200-foot pier on Bellingham Bay will be open to the public for the first time since when it was built in 1912.
Meghan Fenwick
Governance

Pasture or power? Solar talk on San Juan Island

April 8, 2024
Can people support something and not support it at the same time?
Nancy DeVaux
Public Health

A noticeable difference in downtown Bellingham

April 5, 2024
City of Bellingham’s actions to address drug use and safety concerns in Downtown are showing early results.
Matt Benoit
Community Voices

A boat is a dream on the water

April 4, 2024
Commentary: Unfortunately there is no fairy who can magically breathe new life into derelict boats and lead them out to sea to forever explore the ocean swell.
Kari Koski
Social Justice

Removing the barriers for people with disabilities

April 3, 2024
People on both sides of the border are now more vocal about accessibility, but advocates say a lot of work lies ahead.
Catherine Skrzypinski
Culture

Additional acreage next to Madrona Point to be returned to Lummi Nation 

April 2, 2024
Additional land at Madrona Point at Eastsound will be returned to Lummi Nation as a result of a recent land purchase by a nonprofit founded by a Lummi elder.
Richard Arlin Walker
Community Voices

First four games doth not a season portend

April 1, 2024
Commentary: Seattle Mariners — what ratio of joy to despair must we savor or endure between cherry blossoms and the fire of autumn leaves?
John Stark
Artist’s Corner

‘The First Warm Day of Spring’

April 1, 2024
The fleeting early-spring beauty of an orchard on a warm day offers inspiration.
Ava Stuller
Community Voices

A gentle force in a small package

March 29, 2024
Commentary: Friends recall Edwina Norton as one who “moved in many circles of involvement,” fully engaging in the topic at hand.
Linda Quinby Lambert
Agriculture

Skagit agritourism controversy is about more than weddings in barns

March 28, 2024
County commission action falls far short of consensus on the issue of agritourism in the Skagit Valley.
Adam M. Sowards
Commerce

Reliable ferry service, tourism and the question of balance

March 27, 2024
The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau’s “Getting here is half the fun” campaign aims to counter a negative perception of ferry service.
Toby Cooper
Culture

Children of the Setting Sun Productions receives $2 million grant

March 26, 2024
Cultural education and environmental justice nonprofit Children of the Setting Sun Productions has received a $2 million grant to help fulfill its mission to create and share Indigenous stories and inspire future generations.
Richard Arlin Walker
Governance

Another explosive year for gun bills in Washington Legislature

March 25, 2024
As Democrats push through new restrictions, Republicans push back on whether the changes would reduce crime and curb gun-related violence.
Jerry Cornfield, Washington State Standard

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