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Why we are here

Meaningful, independent journalism is at a crossroads. Advertisers who once filled newspaper coffers and funded local journalism have shifted resources to the Internet. And... — Updated 7/2/2021

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Fires are 'season-ending event' for Methow Valley tourism

As wind and extreme dry weather continues to drive the growth of two Methow Valley fires, the best hope for the return of normal life and clear skies is fall rain, or ideally, an... — Updated 7/23/2021

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Effects expected to be minimal for Point Roberts after Canada opens its borders to the U.S.

At long last, Canada will allow U.S. citizens and permanent residents to enter Canada for non-essential purposes beginning August 9. The U.S., which had earlier appeared willing... — Updated 7/23/2021

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Tuna too few: Commercial season off to standard slow start

ILWACO - Commercial albacore tuna season swam into action last week with the first official landings hitting local docks. Safe Coast Seafoods and Ilwaco Landing each recorded their... — Updated 7/23/2021

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Public can trap for Asian giant hornets starting July 1

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is asking Whatcom County residents to set Asian giant hornet traps starting July 1, and keep them hanging until late fall.... — Updated 7/2/2021

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Larissa Leon wins $10,000 Duck Brand scholarship

When a community bands together, great things happen. Larissa Leon of Sunnyside is celebrating her winning of the 2021 #StuckatProm Duct Tape Scholarship Challenge. The Sunnyside... — Updated 7/23/2021

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