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Whatcom County is a farming community — but for how long?

  Whatcom County is a farming community. Six out of 10 red raspberries grown in the United States comes from Whatcom County; this area is the nation’s largest producer of raspberries. Whatcom County is also No. 1...

Speak now, or forever hold your peace

by Tony Larson  I’ve always been of the school that you should speak now, or forever hold your peace. I think speaking up for your beliefs is a positive thing, providing you do it respectfully. I’ve...

Continuing to Step Up: Business Advocacy, Research and Education

By Business Pulse Magazine & WBA Staff In September 2016 the Board of Directors of the Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA) launched its “Step Up for Business” campaign, a commitment to one of the WBA’s core missions...

Do local policies constrain local housing? Developers, realtors say yes

Article and photos by Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy Bellingham ranks among the least affordable cities in the nation, comparing housing costs to local incomes. Are local governments’ policies contributing to that? The median home in Bellingham costs 7.3...