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Rising seas force adaptation to climate change

January 12, 2024
Richard Arlin Walker

Communities struggle with rising sea levels, shoreline erosion, well contamination.

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Minimum wage increases, renter protections high priority among young voters

October 20, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Initiatives on Bellinghams general election ballot to raise the minimum wage and strengthen renter protections are personal for many young voters in the city, and they plan to show it when ballots drop on Oct. 20.

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U.S., Canada make headway on cross-border Nooksack flood strategy

September 12, 2023
Catherine Skrzypinski and Clifford Heberden

As the two-year anniversary of a devastating Nooksack River flood approaches, cross-border strategy talks are beginning to take shape, taking community cooperation and climate change into consideration. Is it enough?

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Candidates talk water as Whatcom wells run dry

September 8, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Nooksack watershed and Whatcom County leaders face lower streamflows, higher stream temperatures, less snow runoff and higher temperatures. What do candidates say?

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Does military service influence the veteran vote?

July 28, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Military veterans have served their country and reintegrated into civilian life. When it comes to local elections, do they vote?

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Showtime in Mount Vernon: Lincoln Theatre is a star in downtown renewal

June 30, 2023
Kai Uyehara

A symbol for local revival, the century-old Lincoln Theatre has helped stimulate business and bring back visitors to riverfront downtown Mount Vernon.

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Paradox of passion, apathy impacts young voter turnout

June 23, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Younger voters care deeply about renter protections, homelessness, social justice and racism — but will they go to the polls to make their voices heard in this year’s election?

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Wireworms pester new farmers, puzzle the seasoned

June 16, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Growers who are farming organically on converted pastureland tend to face what amounts to an entry fee in the form of a hard-to-manage pest that bore into the below-ground portions of potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, corn and other crops, killing or stunting the plant.

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Making charcoal as a first step to facing climate change

June 2, 2023
Kai Uyehara

A Whatcom-based organization seeks to engage farmers and forest owners in conserving carbon with a trust that makes environmental and financial sense.

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How new gun laws might make a difference

May 19, 2023
Kai Uyehara

A new firearms law addressing banning, waiting and training is aimed at aspects of safety and security. Will it work?

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BC metal recycler may site shredder on Bellingham Bay

May 12, 2023
Kai Uyehara

A scrap metal recycling company which has been the subject of noise complaints from neighbors  is reportedly looking to expand its operations along  Bellingham Bay.

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Expectations are high, questions remain as waterfront neighborhood takes shape

April 28, 2023
Kai Uyehara

In early planning, Bellingham envisioned an urban village, public spaces, new jobs and low-income housing on the former GP property on Bellingham Bay. What’s actually in development?

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Mind the gap: Whatcom providers face challenges in meeting need for child care

April 21, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Video: A look at a day in the life of a child care worker reveals the growing gap in meeting the needs of families, providers and employers throughout the community.

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Empty cupboards, new anxieties increase with rising food insecurity

April 7, 2023
Matt Benoit

Inflationary food prices and end of pandemic-era benefits bring added strain on lower-income residents facing food insecurity.

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