Current Issue: February 2018 (volume 27, issue 2)

Whatcom Land Trust Preserving and Protecting Whatcom County

For more than 34 years, Whatcom Land Trust (WLT) has been bringing people and businesses together to help preserve and protect the wildlife habitat, scenic, agricultural and open space lands of Whatcom County for future generations. By securing interests in … Continue reading

BP Versus Northwest National Parks

This article originally appeared on the Sightline Institute website sightline.org and is reprinted with permission. What a Refinery Expansion in Whatcom County Means for Views in Cascadia Cascadia’s biggest oil refinery is angling to get even bigger. Yet BP’s proposed expansion … Continue reading

Owls in Whatcom County

Whenever I think of birds and I’m pinned down to decide which of these remarkable creatures are the most fascinating, I always lean toward owls. I know from personal experience that I don’t just look at an owl and walk … Continue reading

Ecosystem Out of Balance

All natural resources are connected and we are all connected to them, but most of those resources are not being managed as part of a larger whole, and that can lead to huge imbalances in this ecosystem we call home. … Continue reading

Candidates for Supervisor Whatcom Conservation District Board

The deadline for requesting a ballot is Wednesday, February 7, 2018, no later than 4 p.m. Registered voters that have participated in previous Whatcom Conservation District elections do not automatically receive a ballot. Mail-in ballots can be obtained on-line (http://www.whatcomcd.org/board-elections), … Continue reading

18th Human Rights Film Festival

The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival offers the Bellingham community an annual 10-day film festival of powerful, thought-provoking films on the rights of people and Earth. The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival is composed of volunteers whose primary goal is … Continue reading

Bellingham’s First
Cohousing Community

Cohousing is a unique way of bringing people together who want to live in a community designed to meet their needs. Bellingham Cohousing Group is one of about 200 groups in the United States that are in the process of … Continue reading

Clearing Up the Language

This section is devoted to studying the local impacts of specific issues the Trump Administration or Republican Congress will propose. Donald Trump used the term “shithole” countries then denied he had said it. But Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), said Trump … Continue reading

MD Q&A – Prescription Drugs

Getting the healthcare you want can be as simple as asking your doctor what’s available. As to prescription (Rx) medications, patients most often search for lower cost options. That sounds simple enough, but it can be difficult to know what … Continue reading

Single-Payer Is Not the Devil’s Healthcare

What  does “single-payer healthcare really mean? Some say it is the future of healthcare, or the solution to reforming the existing healthcare monstrosity America has conjured into existence. I recently learned it was both and neither! Single-payer is not what … Continue reading