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New energy in the state Senate

By Sen. Doug Ericksen The new bipartisan Majority Coalition Caucus in the Washington State Senate is injecting fresh life and solutions into the hallowed halls of the Capitol Dome. This new majority believes ...

Top 10 local news stories of 2012

The news that makes us take notice every year varies for each person, but some items have a seemingly universal draw. The Tribune staff compiled our list of the most head-turning local news of 2012 and ...

Letters – published Jan. 2

Let Obama go down I am glad Romney lost, even if I voted for him, because it is better to let Obama go down with the ship and his 52 percent crew. Then they have no one to blame but themselves for the ...

Opinion: Consider the gifts of history as the calendar turns again

By Troy Luginbill luginbill2@yahoo.com The start of a new year is upon us and it is time for reflection and new promises. The tradition at New Year’s ...

Opinion: Don’t turn away after the funerals

By Heather Brown Pretty soon the funerals in Newtown will be over, cable news trucks will be moving on, several other shootings will have occurred. We will be turning away again. I know this is not a simple ...

Letters to the editor – Dec. 26

Community’s generous power is in full force This is a great time of the year for me as director of the Christian Hope Association. I have the privilege of witnessing the incredible power of hope evidenced ...

Local Black Mountain Boy Scouts camp needs help to remain open long-term

By Brent Richards president@friendsofblackmtn.org Boy Scouts’ Camp Black Mountain on Silver Lake is at risk of closing. Efforts to preserve ...

Letters to the editor – Dec. 19

EIS scoping was really like a circus event My impression of the Ferndale EIS scoping meeting on Nov. 29 was that it was like a circus, orchestrated by Gateway Pacific Terminal proponents who paid some ...
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Being Santa (shh, don’t tell Everson kids)

EVERSON — A few weeks ago, I got suckered into playing Santa Claus for the Everson-Nooksack Winter Festival. Let me back up for just a second; when I say “suckered,” I really mean “asked nicely.” ...

Letters to the editor – Dec. 12

Successful small business people can reduce taxes by creating jobs The fiscal cliff negotiations center on the potential effect on job creation if the tax rate for personal incomes over $250,000 would ...