People who would never dream of engaging in individual racism may not realize that systemic racism is a factor in Whatcom County. Learn more Saturday at the Human Rights Task Force’s Martin Luther King Conference.
RE Store, which recycles building materials, tools and furnishings, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Bellingham, WA. It’s part of the nonprofit RE Sources. It’s slogan is “reduce, reuse and recycle.”
The rise of the minimum wage in Washington state has increased prices at restaurants but by supporting locally owned businesses we invest in the health Whatcom County, Sara Southerland writes in this opinion.
A voter forum on Whatcom County candidates on the Aug. 7, 2018, Washington state primary ballot will be hosted by the Bellingham/Whatcom League of Women Voters and the City of Bellingham July 21 at Bellingham High School.
Will he or won't he? Say this much for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee: Neither Donald Trump nor Barack Obama entered office with his administrative profile. As governor and a former congressman, he's grappled with major national issues.
Backers say Washington I-1600 makes economic sense, saying the success of the Whole Washington Trust is about citizen will to end our current system of for-profit health care: the will to care for all citizens while saving billions of dollars.
A special session of the Washington Legislature to deal with school violence after the Santa Fe massacre would very likely be an exercise in futility, laced with lots of grandstanding. Initiative 1639 is the better approach.
Lolita the killer whale lives at the Miami Seaquairum in Key Biscayne, Florida. The Lummi Nation, where the orca is known as the blackfish Tokitae, seeks her return to her home in the Salish Sea off the coast of Washington state.
Bellingham’s City Council will soon be voting on an ordinance that will allow accessory dwelling units that would provide opportunities for units of less expensive, sustainable housing dispersed across our Bellingham neighborhoods.
Washington state is again appealing its responsibility to fix impassible culverts needed for salmon recovery, this time to the U.S. Supreme Court. The issue goes back to the Boldt decision’s ruling and the availability of salmon in the northwest.
PeaceHealth in Bellingham is offering free seminars in advance planning that will help people make choices about end-of-life care, much like Barbara Bush did. They encourage having a conversation with family and friends about what you'd want.
The inclusion of a citizenship question in the 2020 census and willingness to "re-use" census data for other purposes, including informing the Department of Homeland Security and its Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents is worrying.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, at the request of the Justice Department, has instructed the U.S. Census Bureau to include a question on the 2020 decennial census asking whether the respondent is a U.S. citizen.