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  March 2020

Whatcom Conservation District Election Cancelled

The Whatcom Conservation District is governed by a board of five supervisors, who are all local residents. Formed in 1946, the district serves all of Whatcom County and is committed to fostering a healthy, sustainable relationship between people and the … Continue reading

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  February 2020

Corrections

Correction to a December article, “Lake Whatcom Needs More Rigorous Action” by Laura Weiss and Karlee Deatherage. On page 6, the article said that only 64 properties participated in the Lake Whatcom Homeowner Incentive Program in 2018, which cost taxpayers … Continue reading

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  August 2019

Thank You, Contributors!

You might notice Whatcom Watch isn’t covered with ads, like some publications. Whatcom Watch exists thanks to the names on the back page, our subscriber-donors. Last year, they contributed 58 percent of our revenue; advertising was responsible for 31 percent … Continue reading

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  May 2019

Scientist’s Advice for Climate Task Force

To Whatcom Watch Readers: I’m Ray Kamada, a retired atmospheric scientist (specialties were research in air pollution, turbulence, boundary layer and mesoscale meteorology in terms of theory development, computer modeling, field studies, and data analysis, with some history as a … Continue reading

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  April 2019

Reply by Author

Dear Watchers: I thank Mr. Richardson for his correction and comments on my recent article on the Nooksack River. His comments are always welcome, as he is an authority on Nooksack language, and literally wrote a book on the subject, … Continue reading

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  April 2019

Native Languages and Names for Mt. Baker

Dear Watchers: The article “The Nooksack River: A Treasure to Preserve: Part 1” in the March 2019 issue of Whatcom Watch provides an excellent overview of the Nooksack watershed. The author uses my book “Nooksack Place Names” as his primary … Continue reading

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  February 2019

On Chaos and Climate

Dear Watchers: A response to Dick Conoboy about his “Climate Chaos, Tipping Points and The Final Buzzer” article in the January issue. It’s certainly a well-intended piece. And I thank him for it. However, one problem is that it implies … Continue reading

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  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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