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State book award finalists include four Whatcom authors

September 5, 2023
Dean Kahn

Rena Priest, Clyde Ford, Caitlin Scarano and Tom Crestodina have been named finalists from among 242 entries for Washington State Book Awards.

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Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut celebration is a call to action

August 28, 2023
Richard Arlin Walker

A celebration of life for Southern Resident orca Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut was a call to action as well as a remembrance.

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Lummi Nation prepares for Sk’aliCh’elh’tenaut’s return home

August 25, 2023
Richard Arlin Walker

The remains of captive Southern Resident orca whale Sk’aliCh’elh’tenaut (Tokitae/Lolita) will be laid to rest in the waters where her orca pod still resides much of the year.

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Pandemic’s past but local theaters are (cautiously) optimistic

August 11, 2023
Matt Benoit

Post-COVID theater attendance lags but new alignments and venues promise a brighter future.

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With hard-earned acceptance, Sikh community flourishes on both sides of border

June 23, 2023
Catherine Skrzypinski

South Asians in the Pacific Northwest reflect on the different journeys Sikhs took while making the United States and Canada home.

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Quiet, once-quirky Edison emerges changed post-pandemic

June 2, 2023
Anna Ferdinand

Change, along with opportunities and tensions, comes with a new bookshop, a brew pub and an artists cooperative in a town of 264.

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Office stack planned to replace historic building on onetime Poor Farm site

May 26, 2023
Matt Benoit

Whatcom County’s process to demolish a past work farm and nursing home site to build government offices is underway.

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Review: The art and science of bullshit detection — skepticism in a data-driven world

March 31, 2023
Dean Kahn

Review: A “badly needed” field guide and the subject of a free local presentation on April 13, “Calling Bullshit” primes readers with attitude and insights to help recognize what’s true and what’s not.

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Who was Edmund C. Fitzhugh?

February 16, 2023
Candace Wellman and Dean Kahn

A new book by local author Candace Wellman provides a portrait of a complex man who put Bellingham Bay on the economic and political map.

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Tune in! Local independent radio is alive and well

January 27, 2023
Matt Benoit

KMRE-FM and Whatcom Community College partner for new opportunities in radio resurgence.

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East Asian markets bridge cultural gaps—through food

November 22, 2022
Kai Uyehara

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.

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Sylvia Center closure clouds future for local theater

July 7, 2022
Matt Benoit

Announcement of the closure of Sylvia Center for the Arts — a surprise to many — has prompted questions about the future of local theater.

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Old is new again with early music festival

May 12, 2022
Kenneth Duncan

Salish Sea festival brings baroque music played on period instruments out of the past for local audiences.

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‘A Precarious Edge’ evokes climate change truths

May 4, 2022
Chris O'Neill

Climate change and global warming are front and center in the Museum of Northwest Art’s latest installation, “A Precarious Edge.”

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Tech entrepreneur’s path winds from solar cars to bleeding-edge art

April 15, 2022
Chris O'Neill

Entrepreneur and artist Shawn Kemp’s path has wound from designing and racing solar cars in high school to creating computer-generated art — with loops through the worlds of gaming and social media.

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Farmer-artist counters food, fuel uncertainty — through permaculture

March 23, 2022
Chris O'Neill

The past two years since the outbreak of COVID-19 have been turbulent and uncertain times for many. As fuel and food prices rise, the drive to become more self-reliant is also on the increase. A Whatcom farmer and glass artist suggests the path to that is permaculture.

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