Editor’s Desk / Readers respond to NewsMatch challenge

December 9, 2021
Mike Sato

Salish Current is not done fundraising for matching funds yet; we still have a few thousand dollars more to raise — but we’ve come a long way with the votes of confidence cast by donors in our Publisher’s Circle. The Circle’s grown and shows the breadth and depth of support from readers in Whatcom, San Juan and Skagit counties.

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From the Editor’s Desk / 9/11: Who we were, who we’ve become

September 10, 2021
Mike Sato

Twenty years after 9/11, have the terrorist attacks and their aftermath changed us? Salish Current readers shared memories of where they were 20 years ago when they first learned of the attacks and what they thought and felt.

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From the Editor’s Desk / One year old and changing life for the better

June 4, 2021
Amy Nelson

Nonprofit local news organization Salish Current is celebrating its one-year anniversary of incorporation on June 5, and continuing on its mission to fill gaps in covering vital news and provide a forum for civil discourse in Whatcom, San Juan and Skagit counties.

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From the Editor’s Desk / Readers respond to why the San Juans need a rescue tug

March 19, 2021
Mike Sato

Lopez Island readers of the article “Rescue tug stationed in islands is best bet to avoid oil spills in San Juan-Gulf waters, study says” responded to the article’s posting in Lopez Rocks.

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From the Editor’s Desk / Young adults weigh risks in choosing to mask, distance in COVID-19 fight

March 6, 2021
Salish Current readers

To help stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, young adults are making choices that range from the hard decision to curtail visits home to see family, to feeling safely unmasked with family or select friends.

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From the Editor’s Desk / ‘We seek truth and report it accurately and fairly’

February 18, 2021
Mike Sato

The proliferation of media platforms where facts, news and opinion swirl and mix often creates ideological divides and culture bubbles. In launching Salish Current, we thought it important to make clear distinctions between news and opinion.

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From the Editor’s Desk / Democracy in America

January 15, 2021
Mike Sato

Last weekend I asked people of various political persuasions to write about the state of our country’s democracy in advance of the inauguration.

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From the Editor / Salish Current looks to the future as two-month fundraising challenge begins

November 5, 2020
Mike Sato

Salish Current, a startup local news nonprofit organized to provide more local journalism in Whatcom, San Juan and Skagit counties is participating in a national giving campaign that runs through December. The site’s mission is to provide information needed in order to make informed choices about civic life and to strengthen democracy.

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photo: Amy Nelson © 2020

From the Editor / About my first time … voting

October 16, 2020
Mike Sato

The first time I voted was in November 1968. What is your first-vote story?

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From the Editor / Are you better off now than you were four years ago?

September 11, 2020
Mike Sato
Salish Current editors are taking a Presidential-election year look back and wondering what readers think: Are you better off now than four years ago?
 
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