San Juan County permit woes result in director firing
Months of complaints of delays, discourtesy and interpretation led to a decision by the San Juan County council to “part ways” with the county’s Community Development director.
Jane Fuller readies to tackle county priorities
New San Juan council member sworn in, forming county’s first all-woman governing body.
Local legislators set housing, public safety, education and climate as priority
All-Democrat delegation identifies top issues they will pursue when the legislative session begins on Jan. 9.
‘Surprisingly interesting’: local observers do local reporting on local government
The League of Women Voters of the San Juans has begun observing and reporting on local government.
San Juan County voters reject ranked choice voting, spending measures
Turnout plummeted, charter amendments failed and the challenger leads the incumbent sheriff in San Juan County’s midterm election.
Vigilance! Security against cyberthreat is a 24/7 need
While cybersecurity is a daily concern for individual users, it reflects the ever-growing threat to local municipalities and agencies that rely on increasing amounts of online information.
What do ‘community policing’ and ‘police reform’ mean … in the islands?
Island-style policing in the San Juans may be an embodiment of real police reform—or it may fall victim to changing times.
From the Editor’s Desk: Fact-checking 42nd District campaign mailers
Political mailers to 42nd Legislative District addresses—timed to arrive with ballots—carry a variety of assertions and arguments; Salish Current fact-checks the claims.
Fact-checking what’s being said around Whatcom’s Proposition 5
Whatcom voters will decide Nov. 8 on the Healthy Children’s Initiative, a property tax measure to fund child care and early-learning programs.
From the Editor’s Desk: Fact-checking the House candidates
Committed to accuracy and fighting misinformation, the Salish Current fact-checked some candidate statements made in a recent Bellingham City Club online forum.
Voters asked to approve child care support as demand exceeds supply
Whatcom County voters will decide in November whether they will fund change for an overburdened child care system: Part 2.
From the Editor’s Desk: Fact-checking state Senate candidates
Fact-checked: Salish Current reviewed comments made in an online form by candidates for the 42nd District Senate seat.
Court rules: San Juan County to vote on charter amendments
San Juan County will vote on ranked choice voting and other proposals forwarded by its charter review commission, after a court ruling overturned a county council decision.
From the Editor’s Desk: Fact-checking the candidates
A 42nd District forum presented by the League of Women Voters of Bellingham-Whatcom County offered an opportunity for fact-checking candidate statements.
Women who lead: San Juans to have first all-woman county council
San Juan County is on track to have its first all-woman county council next year.
New parking rules on as Bellingham struggles with enforcement
New parking rules—and fees—take effect May 1, but enforcement resources are low.