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San Juan County Land Bank: What’s next?

May 7, 2024
Renewal vote looms, strategic plan comments due May 8
Nancy DeVaux
Culture

Whales, watching

May 6, 2024
A little flash fiction ….
Al Bergstein
Community Voices

Young people are politically alive

May 6, 2024
Commentary: Proof of involvement found at Pizza, Primaries and Politics event
Minda Rae Amiran
Community Voices

The complexity of water rights adjudication

May 3, 2024
Commentary: The court has conflicting principles to resolve in determining rights to water in the Nooksack Basin.
James Davenport
Environment

Storm-battered county road on Lopez target of relocation efforts

May 2, 2024
Access to Iceberg Point National Monument and 80 properties at risk
Nancy DeVaux
Housing

New funding to build farmworker housing in the Pacific Northwest, nationwide

May 1, 2024
Local housing leaders have a chance at USDA money for aid in easing the region’s housing crisis.
Lauren Gallup, Northwest Public Broadcasting
Governance

Michael Flynn brings film ‘Flynn’ to Skagit’s Cowboy Church

April 30, 2024
Bow tour stop draws hundreds to see and hear former U.S. national security advisor.
Matt Benoit
Environment

Local border waters are on the cusp of a major rise in oil tanker traffic

April 29, 2024
Are we ready? Completion of a Canadian pipeline expansion means more crude-carrying vessels passing through the Salish Sea en route to the Pacific, amplifying spill fears.
Tom Banse
Community Voices

A love of theaters and volunteering

April 26, 2024
Commentary: How small-town connection and hope emerge out of volunteering.
Kathy Reim
Governance

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue levy passes on third try

April 25, 2024
Third time’s a charm: 30% of eligible voters voted by April 23 to ensure passage by 68%.
Toby Cooper
Environment

Tribe, feds, state face off on stream water temperature in the Skagit

April 24, 2024
Swinomish say not enough is being done to address the overheating of the Skagit’s salmon spawning and breeding streams.
Dick Clever
Culture

When Theodore Roosevelt almost visited Anacortes, Bellingham and Roche Harbor

April 23, 2024
How disappointment in not hosting the 26th president morphed into a story about an event that didn’t happen.
Richard Arlin Walker
Environment

Marine mammal network to the rescue!

April 22, 2024
Local and regional organizations provide emergency, longer-term recovery care.
Meghan Fenwick
Education

Always-learning leadership steers small, diverse Nooksack schools

April 19, 2024
A mindset of ongoing learning for teachers and administrators as well as students drives Nooksack Valley schools to higher achievement.
Matt Benoit
Community Voices

Climate change complicates Nooksack adjudication 

April 18, 2024
Commentary: What happens when property owners hold legal water rights that bear little relationship to the amount of water actually available?
Eric Hirst
Community Voices

An Earth Day event in the rediscovery of hope

April 17, 2024
Commentary: Sacred Earth event planned to bring the communities of Bellingham together
Ted Huffman

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