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Addressing priorities in public safety

December 2, 2022
Commentary: Bellingham’s challenges are in recruiting and retaining police officers, not lack of funding.
Bellingham City Council Public Safety Committee 2022
Water Supply

Looking ahead in the San Juans: island water planning … 2036

December 1, 2022
How do you plan for the future water supply when you don’t have all the information?
Nancy DeVaux
Commerce

New options change choices for that final resting place

December 1, 2022
A cultural shift is underway from traditional burials and cremations to terramation, a composting process, and aquamation, a water-based process.
Matt Benoit
Culture

East Asian markets bridge cultural gaps—through food

November 22, 2022
There are only a few Asian markets in Whatcom and Skagit counties, but these small stores provide a rich variety of Asian foods—and a taste of cultures as well.
Kai Uyehara
Community Voices

A most interesting job

November 22, 2022
Commentary: Meet Sandy Hart, who may have one of the most interesting jobs in Bellingham.
John Dunne
Artist’s Corner

Moonlight

November 22, 2022
Capturing the boldness and beauty of the owl’s attitude and form commemorates the moment.
Tony Angell
Natural Resources

Tacoutche Tesse, the Northwest’s great ghost river — Part 2: The flood and building back better

November 18, 2022
The great flood of 2021 brought massive destruction but also the opportunity to build back better.
Eric Scigliano
Public Health

After the flood: still rebuilding amid uncertainty, anxiety—and community

November 17, 2022
A year after flooding devastated the Nooksack Valley, survivors continue working to recover from damages, prepare for future flooding—and wait for government funds and solutions.
Kai Uyehara
Community Voices

Listen, and support Indigenous voices

November 16, 2022
Commentary: Knowledge and awareness of the challenges Indigenous peoples face are good; what matters is action.
Terri Thayer
Natural Resources

Anacortes toxic city dump one of hundreds dotting the state

November 11, 2022
A landfill for four decades, a site on the edge of a forest in Anacortes is the target of a cleanup plan being negotiated by the City and the Department of Ecology.
Richard Arlin Walker
Journalism

Trust in truth of news is a casualty of the information wars

November 11, 2022
A growing and divisive mistrust of the truthfulness of news media raises serious concerns for the local community and the wider society.
Matt Benoit
Governance

San Juan County voters reject ranked choice voting, spending measures

November 9, 2022
Turnout plummeted, charter amendments failed and the challenger leads the incumbent sheriff in San Juan County’s midterm election.
Nancy DeVaux
Artist’s Corner

Sunset at Wiley Slough

November 9, 2022
A longtime watercolor artist found inspiration in the Skagit Valley’s protected estuaries during a dramatic sunset.
Thomas William Jones
Natural Resources

Tacoutche Tesse, the Northwest’s great ghost river — Part 1: Not the Columbia

November 4, 2022
Salish Current is exploring in a series of articles the Fraser River and its rich, varied and threatened life. This week, Part 1: Not the Columbia.
Eric Scigliano
Natural Resources

Researchers, growers face the challenge of acidic ocean water

November 3, 2022
Salish Sea waters are acidifying faster than ever before, but researchers in Washington are leading the world in addressing the looming disaster.
Rena Kingery
Community Voices

Claims about Nooksack water rights must meet fact test

November 3, 2022
Commentary: Collaboration is the only way to solve the twin problems of too little water at one time, too much at another, in the Nooksack Basin.
Fred Likkel

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