Architect and building designer are legally distinct and different titles in Washington state. In regard to homes featured in the April 28 Home & Garden section: JWR Design is a design business of Jerry W. Roetcisoender. Mark K. Bratt is an architect.

WHATCOM — The Chuckanut Health Foundation has been awarded a contract with Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham to develop a proposed Whatcom County Racial Equity Commission.

DEMING — Due to pressure exerted by western Washington tribes, including the Nooksack Indian Tribe, the federal government will withdraw the proposed sale of the Sand Point Archives facility in Seattle, Nooksack tribal chairman Ross Cline Sr. said last week.

WHATCOM ­— The county’s 2021 road shoulder herbicide application will begin soon. Approximately 250 miles of roads are normally scheduled for seasonal treatment. Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12-foot-wide strip treated as well to aid in drainage and minimize pavement damage.

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