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Still time for soup

A really good soup can be a difficult thing to find—unless you’re an expert in the kitchen or you have an inside scoop on where to go in Whatcom County to find hearty, wholesome bowls of broth that will warm your insides and chase the winter blues far away.

Our neighbors down south…

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Saunders' Story
Inside Lincoln’s White House

George Saunders is known as a short story genius; his 2013 collection, The Tenth of December, was a National Book Award finalist and named one of the 10 best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review. Saunders is also an accomplished essayist of darkly humorous pieces exploring…

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Support System
Arts under attack in Trump’s budget

Mary Poppins is pissed, and Elmo was just given his walking papers.

While this may seem like the beginning of a weird joke, it’s not a laughing matter. When Donald Trump announced his first federal budget plan late last week, his presidential proposal featured a bloated military fund and…

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From Budd to Blake
A musical mashup

The majority of time that I sit down to write, I am able to focus on one thing—one band or musician, one venue, one festival, etc.

But sometimes I just want to write about everything. And this happens to be one of those weeks. If the following events could be arranged according to a…

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