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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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  Oct/Nov 2017

League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County

Voter Forums Port Of Bellingham and Bellingham City Council Saturday, Oct 21, 10:00 a.m. City Council Chambers 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham Candidates for Port of Bellingham Districts 1 and 2 positions, Bellingham City Council Ward 6 and At-Large positions .__________________________________ … Continue reading

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  September 2017

What Government is Governing?

Quest lab debacle raises question: If not to protect citizens from harm by fellow citizens, natural disasters or business interests, what is government for? In particular, what are the state’s attorney general’s office and the health department’s purpose if not … Continue reading

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  August 2017

Blanket Response

Dear Editor, It would be helpful to our confused society if we distinguished between judging a person and their ideas from that of taking a position toward a person or to an idea that requires using judgment. To give a … Continue reading

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  July 2017

Economic and Technological Transition

The following article is being reprinted with the permission of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.  It has been edited to fit. What’s missing from Donald Trump’s economically ludicrous promise to revive failed Rust Belt industries in the … Continue reading

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  June 2017

9th Circuit Refuses to Hear 
Culvert Case Appeal

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier today (May 19, 2017) refused to hear the state of Washington’s most recent appeal of the culvert case. The U.S. government filed the case in 2001 on behalf of the tribes. The decision … Continue reading

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Culvert Case Appeal

  May 2017

Clarification for Real Change Vendors

To the Editor: I want to express my deep appreciation to Kathryn Fentress and Whatcom Watch for featuring Real Change for Whatcom County in its April edition. As we prepare to welcome Real Change News vendors to Whatcom County, we … Continue reading

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  December 2016

If Not Now, When? Get Involved With Us

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. — Albert Einstein Dear Readers, For 25 years, Whatcom Watch has been the spearhead of … Continue reading

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  February 2016

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor (LTTE) must be received by the first of the month to be considered for publication in the following month’s edition. Letters should address a topic of interest to Whatcom Watch readers or relate to a previously published … Continue reading

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