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Keep our waterfronts working

October 10, 2023
Dan Tucker

Commentary: A coalition of businesses, organizations and individuals is against changes to regulations as a solution to issues related to water-reliant commercial activity on Whatcom’s waterfronts.

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photo: Amy Nelson © 2020

Economy, environment, social justice, COVID recovery, housing: legislators anticipate the 2021 session

January 8, 2021
Editorial Staff

Salish Current asked 40th and 42nd District legislators a few questions about how they see the legislative session that convenes on Monday, Jan. 11; their answers follow.

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photo: Kimberly Cauvel © 2020

Intalco’s closure brings pain for now — what may the future bring?

October 30, 2020
Kimberly Cauvel

After 54 years in operation, the Intalco smelter near Ferndale this summer stopped producing aluminum, put hundreds out of work and sent shockwaves through the community. The pain cut deep but may point a way to cleaner, more competitive heavy industry.

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