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Community Voices

Composting as a climate solution

December 8, 2022
Commentary: Proper disposal of food waste is something every household can do to limit climate change, advise teens engaged in climate action.
YEP! of Skagit County
Community Voices

Addressing priorities in public safety

December 2, 2022
Commentary: Bellingham’s challenges are in recruiting and retaining police officers, not lack of funding.
Bellingham City Council Public Safety Committee 2022
Community Voices

A most interesting job

November 22, 2022
Commentary: Meet Sandy Hart, who may have one of the most interesting jobs in Bellingham.
John Dunne
Community Voices

Listen, and support Indigenous voices

November 16, 2022
Commentary: Knowledge and awareness of the challenges Indigenous peoples face are good; what matters is action.
Terri Thayer
Community Voices

Claims about Nooksack water rights must meet fact test

November 3, 2022
Commentary: Collaboration is the only way to solve the twin problems of too little water at one time, too much at another, in the Nooksack Basin.
Fred Likkel
Community Voices

Council votes to create Racial Equity Commission: reflections of a post-modern revolutionary

October 12, 2022
Commentary: A Whatcom County Council vote established a racial equity commission; now, the challenge for supporters is to engage others in the conversation, an organizer writes.
Vernon Damani Johnson
Community Voices

Economic mobility starts at birth

October 12, 2022
Commentary: Even though everyone wants to give their children more and better opportunities than they had, the deck is stacked in favor of babies born to families steeped in “social capital.”
Mauri Ingram
Community Voices

Understanding water rights adjudication

October 5, 2022
Commentary: Recent letters to editors and from local officials demonstrate misunderstanding of “water rights adjudication.”
Rick Eggerth
Community Voices

‘I was one of the lucky ones’

September 29, 2022
Commentary: On the verge of homelessness at a crucial time, Jack Westford considers himself to be “one of the lucky ones.”
Jack Westford
Community Voices

Vote Yes for Our Library

September 22, 2022
Commentary: With the current San Juan Island Library building bursting at the seams, some islanders are urging votes in favor of a bond to pay for an upgrade.
Mark Madsen
Community Voices

Sitting silently does nothing for island ferry service

September 15, 2022
Commentary: Inaction on ferry service issues guarantees that what we know is bad will almost inevitably get worse.
Alex MacLeod
Community Voices

A word about property rights and freedom

September 14, 2022
Commentary: Government, in balancing the peace, health and economic welfare of the people, has an interest when it comes to private property rights.
William Appel
Community Voices

From surviving to thriving — with help

August 17, 2022
A transformation from homeless heroin addict to thriving college graduate and co-occurring disorder specialist was made with help along the way.
Jodi Borrelli
Community Voices

Collaborate, adjudicate to settle Nooksack water issues

August 4, 2022
Summer streamflows in the Nooksack Basin have been declining for decades, while the need for irrigation water grows as summers get hotter and rainfall diminishes.
Eric Hirst
Community Voices

‘Be the Bridge’: RUN-Lynden marks 2nd anniversary of March for Black Lives

July 7, 2022
Racial Unity Now-Lynden’s approach of addressing racism under a Christian framework may indeed “be the bridge” for community engagement.
Vernon Damani Johnson
Community Voices

A twisted path to homelessness

July 6, 2022
A community resident finds herself without long-term housing after a downward spiral into homelessness.
John Dunne

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