Dear Watchers

  December 2018

Need Two or More Candidates

Dear Watchers, Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), the method described in the October/November 2018 Whatcom Watch article, would not have been useful for all races in the recent midterm elections because RCV is only appropriate when more than two candidates are on … Continue reading

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  December 2018

“Brain on Fire” and Misdiagnoses

Dear Watchers: In reference to “Brain on Fire” by Susannah Cabalan … Looking at the medical profession from the point of view of a journalist, doctors are pretty good at answering the Who, When, and Where, but dismal at What, … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

Former Editor Returns

Hello again, Whatcom Watch readers. I say again because some of you might remember me as the managing editor of Whatcom Watch from June 2000 until July 2009. Times have changed, haven’t they? And, this little gem of a paper … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

Shame on Whatcom Watch

Dear Watchers, Stunned, shocked and stupefied by the Ericksen ad. You call yourselves a “grassroots environmental newspaper”? Hah! It’s common knowledge that Doug Ericksen is an enemy of Washington’s increasingly fragile environment. Shame on you! Warren Sheay Bellingham Editor’s Note: … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

Justin Boneau Will Protect the Environment

Dear Watchers, The 42nd District needs new representation! It is hard to fathom how Luanne Van Werven can be so out of touch with us, her constituents, with regard to the environment. During this year’s legislative session, she voted against … Continue reading

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  July 2018

A Last Few Words

This is my last issue as managing editor of Whatcom Watch. My wife and I are retiring from work and will spend the next several months wandering around the West, stopping to join protests to save public lands, monuments and … Continue reading

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  July 2018

A Personal Statement

I woke up the other morning and, for the first time in my 70 years, I worried about my country. I was a healthy, virile, potential cannon-fodder college student during the Vietnam years who watched Walter Cronkite every night, but … Continue reading

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  July 2018

Changes at Whatcom Watch

This is a period of transition for the Whatcom Watch. With our longtime editor, Bob Schober, moving on, we’re searching for a replacement editor interested in guiding the paper going forward. The job is an unusual one as there is … Continue reading

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  December 2017

A Big Flaw in Bellingham’s Rehab Program

I am concerned about the city of Bellingham’s Home Rehabilitation Program. The intention of repairing safety items with a low interest loan is great; however, they require you to use contractors which they have vetted and have legal qualifications met, … Continue reading

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  December 2017

Lauds Whatcom Watch’s Coverage and Balance

Dear Editor, I am writing to express my commendation for the excellent articles in the latest issue [October/November 2017] of Whatcom Watch, in particular the article about the Atlantic salmon in Washington State. Learning about the history of Atlantic salmon … Continue reading

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