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Ferndale Confirms Sam As City Clerk

Put your hands together for Sam the Reporter, who is now officially Sam the City Clerk now, after being approved on a 4-3 vote by the City Council of Ferndale, Wash., Monday. Seems one of the council members voted against Sam because he thinks the Bellingham Herald reporter is a closet Democrat. Sam claims no allegiance to either party. I’ve known Sam since he interned for us in the Coeur d’Alene office of the SR a few years back. Nice to see he’s made something of himself.

Question: Any words of advice for Sam?

Reporter Sam Now Sam The Clerk

I wanted to let you know that I have been offered, and accepted, the position of Ferndale city clerk, and my last day at The Bellingham Herald will be January 7. The job is contingent on the Ferndale City Council approving my contract during a Dec. 20 meeting.  As of now, I will no longer be covering Ferndale for this newspaper. Editors here are determining how to handle government and political coverage — including the future of this blog — as the days go on/Sam Taylor, Bellingham Herald Politics Blog. More here.

Question: When did you last switch careers?

Washingtonian Faces Goat-Love Count

The Whatcom County sheriff’s office says a 27-year-old Ferndale man was arrested last week for investigation of bestiality after a family member accused him of sexually abusing a goat. GMI reports the Whatcom Humane Society took custody of the goat. In another bestiality case, Sheriff Bill Elfo says detectives continue to investigate an animal sex operation that was busted last month near Sumas. Elfo told The Bellingham Herald charges are possible against Douglas Spink who was arrested April 14 and held on suspicion of violating a drug probation. A British man was arrested for investigation of animal cruelty after agents found a video of him with a dog/Associated Press. More here.

Question: First Enumclaw, now Ferndale and Sumas, what is it with the state of Washington and bestiality?   ;-)

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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