Watch, listen, judge, vote
Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan county forums kick off the final campaign dash.
Whatcom candidate forum was a study in styles
Commentary: A Whatcom County candidates forum revealed differences in style if not policy.
What do you know about public hospital districts?
From the Editor’s Desk: Public hospital district elections are at the basement level of local democracy and have at stake the cost and quality of local health care.
Thanks for the memories, 2022; what’s next, 2023?
We lived, we learned; now it’s time to get ready for what may be ahead in 2023, after a look back at what happened this year.
Editor’s Desk / Readers respond to NewsMatch challenge
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.
From the Editor’s Desk / 9/11: Who we were, who we’ve become
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.
From the Editor’s Desk / One year old and changing life for the better
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.
From the Editor’s Desk / Readers respond to why the San Juans need a rescue tug
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.
From the Editor’s Desk / Young adults weigh risks in choosing to mask, distance in COVID-19 fight
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.
From the Editor’s Desk / ‘We seek truth and report it accurately and fairly’
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.
From the Editor’s Desk / Democracy in America
Last weekend I asked people of various political persuasions to write about the state of our country’s democracy in advance of the inauguration.
From the Editor / Salish Current looks to the future as two-month fundraising challenge begins
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.
From the Editor / About my first time … voting
The first time I voted was in November 1968. What is your first-vote story?