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Rebuilding Salish Sea clam gardens, rock by rock

January 22, 2024
Video: The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is creating new habitats along the coastline to help marine life weather rising sea temperatures.
Sarah Hoffman, Crosscut and KCTS 9
Community Voices

A tale of two kinds of whales

January 19, 2024
Commentary: Why we have two distinct populations of killer whales that frequent our local waters.
Monika Wieland Shields
Education

Storming the Sound for 25 years: what’s next for the grassroots event?

January 18, 2024
Pivotal moment: Founders and attendees of an annual Salish Sea environmental education conference are looking to the next 25 years.
Rena Kingery
Public Health

Update: Skagit gasoline pipeline spill cleanup still underway

January 17, 2024
By the numbers: 20-inch-diameter pipe; 3/8-inch pressure valve tube; 21,168 gallons gasoline spilled; 1,664 cubic yards of contaminated soil removed at spill site near Conway.
Dick Clever
Recreation

Lopez pool project moves toward construction

January 17, 2024
Permits for revised design of proposed Lopez Island swim center received in December.
Nancy DeVaux
Public Health

Connecting Skagit’s food producers and food needs

January 15, 2024
Helping Hands and We Feed WA meet immediate hunger needs and seek long-term solutions for equitable, sustainable food systems in Skagit County.
Adam M. Sowards
Climate

Rising seas force adaptation to climate change

January 12, 2024
Communities struggle with rising sea levels, shoreline erosion, well contamination.
Richard Arlin Walker
Governance

Keeping an eye on the San Juans in 2024

January 11, 2024
As the new year begins, here’s a look at the issues and people to keep eyes on in San Juan County in the year to come.
Minor Lile
Public Health

Winter shelters help the unhoused while reckoning with capacity limits

January 10, 2024
After a mild December, winter conditions are in store for Whatcom County into the weekend. For those experiencing homelessness, these conditions can be a matter of life and death if they cannot find space at the county’s few winter shelters.
Matt Benoit
Culture

‘Boys in the Boat’ and the politics of the 1936 Berlin Olympics

January 8, 2024
Leni Riefenstahl’s brilliant, controversial documentary, “Olympia,” on the 1936 “Nazi Olympics” in Berlin revealingly captures the rowing triumph of a team from the University of Washington.
Joel Connelly
Governance

Legislator priorities in the 40th and 42nd Districts: mental health, housing and more

January 5, 2024
The legislative session begins its short 60-day session Jan. 8.
Salish Current Editorial Staff
Community Voices

Issues to watch in 2024

January 4, 2024
Commentary: Keep an eye on the six initiatives to the legislature, Nooksack water rights adjudication, child care initiative grants, new Bellingham Mayor Kim Lund and new sheriff in town Donnell “Tank” Tanksley.
Dan Raas
Community Voices

The stewardship of the Creation

January 3, 2024
Commentary: Describing the underlying ethic that shapes our view of the land.
Ron Polinder
Governance

Six measures Washington conservatives are pushing on 2024 ballots

January 2, 2024
GOP-backed Let’s Go Washington is seeking to put the carbon capture law, police pursuit regulations, a capital-gains tax repeal and more up for vote in November.
Joseph O’Sullivan, Crosscut
Housing

Housing story leads to unexpected — and ‘healing’ — reunion

December 21, 2023
A formerly unhoused Bellingham man who was the subject of an October story on permanent housing recently reconnected with a daughter who’d spent three decades wondering where he was.
Matt Benoit
Agriculture

In touch with the Earth: there’s more than marketing behind ‘organic’ labels

December 20, 2023
Some local farmers are leaning away from the ubiquitous green-and-white USDA Organic label and into the messages of newer alternatives.
Adam M. Sowards

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