40th Legislative District Archives - Salish Current

Local legislators set housing, public safety, education and climate as priority

January 5, 2023
Editorial Staff

All-Democrat delegation identifies top issues they will pursue when the legislative session begins on Jan. 9.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Fact-checking the House candidates

October 7, 2022
Mike Sato and Salish Current Staff

Committed to accuracy and fighting misinformation, the Salish Current fact-checked some candidate statements made in a recent Bellingham City Club online forum.

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Community Voices / New police laws will make our communities safer

August 3, 2021
Sen. Liz Lovelett, Rep. Debra Lekanoff and Rep. Alex Ramel

In response to “a clear call” for reforms in criminal justice and police accountability, Washington’s state legislature responded with several new laws. Now, 40th District legislators say they believe there has been some misinterpretation of the new laws, and hope that lawmakers and law enforcement agencies will continue to work to implement the new laws in good faith.

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photo: Salish Current © 2020

Ready to vote? 40th and 42nd district candidates tell where they stand on policing, COVID, more

October 2, 2020
Editorial Staff

Policies and funding decisions set at the state level have profound influence on our daily lives — and our long-term safety, health and well-being. Salish Current editors invited candidates for 40th and 42nd Legislative District House and Senate seats to answer questions on ten topics.

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