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

January 5, 2023
Salish Current Editorial Staff

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 Editorial Staff

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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From the Editor’s Desk: Fact-checking 42nd District campaign mailers

October 21, 2022
Mike Sato and Salish Current Staff

Political mailers to 42nd Legislative District addresses—timed to arrive with ballots—carry a variety of assertions and arguments; Salish Current fact-checks the claims.

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Retail theft surge prompts varied responses

June 3, 2022
Matt Benoit

As the presence of security guards grows in response to increased retail theft, some residents say de-escalation is a better strategy.

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Floods, COVID, retirements complicated December snow removal

February 10, 2022
Chris O'Neill

Clearing roads after December’s heavy snowfall was extra-challenging for local crews in Whatcom County, with over a foot of snow reported in some of the area’s microclimate zones.

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photo: Leta R. Sanchez © 2020

Justice delayed by COVID creates hardships, weakens protections

May 22, 2020
Matt Benoit

From local courts to federal ones, stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines have had a significant effect on the wheels of justice across the United States.

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