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A Vote for Diversity
The historic new faces of Washington’s Legislature

Washington made the books last week, voting in record numbers and electing the most diverse and representative Legislature in the state’s history. Voters nearly tripled the number of women of color—and notably Black women—to represent them in Olympia.

“There are so many barriers…

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Power to the People
Christine Grant seeks expanded roles 
for public utility district

The towering high-tension lines of the Pacific Northwest power grid hum away to the southeast. Here, tucked away on a quiet road in an obscure corner of Ferndale with the county’s most exquisite views of the western face of Mt. Baker and the Sisters, the cool, modest offices of Whatcom…

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Not 
NICE
Forestry plan could allow extensive logging in Nooksack watershed

The upper Nooksack is a rugged, forested landscape that carries glacial melt and rainfall to feed more than 1,400 stream and river miles that comprise a vast watershed. Most of the upper watershed is under federal control, and in recent years was spared the wrost ravages of commercial…

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Monday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

10:00am

Join the City of Bellingham in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by restoring habitat in the community. Habitat restoration attracts pollinators and other wildlife, beautifies…

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration

12:00pm

“Many Voices: One Vision” will be the theme of the 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration starting at 12pm. The virtual event will be hosted by author Clyde Ford and the…

Tuesday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

10:00am

Join the City of Bellingham in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by restoring habitat in the community. Habitat restoration attracts pollinators and other wildlife, beautifies…

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration

12:00pm

“Many Voices: One Vision” will be the theme of the 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration starting at 12pm. The virtual event will be hosted by author Clyde Ford and the…