Permission to work boosts local refugees in resettlement

January 13, 2023
Matt Benoit

Court decision accelerates process of securing work for Afghan and Ukraine “humanitarian parolees.”

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

January 5, 2023
Salish Current editors

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

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Thanks for the memories, 2022; what’s next, 2023?

December 29, 2022
Salish Current editors

We lived, we learned; now it’s time to get ready for what may be ahead in 2023, after a look back at what happened this year.

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Does environmental education change behavior?

December 2, 2022
Rena Kingery

Measuring the effectiveness of environmental education in changing behavior is a source of optimism and inspiration around the Salish Sea.

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Economic mobility starts at birth

October 12, 2022
Mauri Ingram

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.”

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Vote Yes for Our Library

September 22, 2022
Mark Madsen

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.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Fact-checking state Senate candidates

September 2, 2022
Mike Sato and Salish Current Staff

Fact-checked: Salish Current reviewed comments made in an online form by candidates for the 42nd District Senate seat.

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Schools assess safety protocols after shootings, threats

June 17, 2022
Kenneth Duncan

Recent school shootings and threats have renewed concern over safety — and impact on students’ mental health.

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Summer of rallies, marches sparks multiple approaches toward social justice in Whatcom

August 24, 2021
Ella Banken

Calls from the streets of Whatcom County last year for social justice have inspired new groups to form and older ones to revitalize, as each takes its own approach to creating a more equitable community.

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Local MLK Day events set the stage for new year of racial justice action

January 15, 2021
Stella Harvey

A combination of potent social and political turmoil made many people eager to close the book on 2020 and emerge into a fresh year.

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Community Voices / Democracy in America

January 15, 2021
Salish Current readers

We live in tumultuous times. Last weekend Salish Current asked people of various political persuasions to write about the state of our country’s democracy in advance of the inauguration.

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

October 2, 2020
Salish Current editors

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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