Dear Watchers

  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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  January 2016

WW Readers, and Writers, are an “Intelligent Bunch”

Dear Editor, I appreciate your recent front page article on the environmental threat posed by navy military training on the Olympic peninsula (see Whatcom Watch, Dec. 2015, “A Threat to our Neighbors’ Environment,” by Bruce Radtke.) This is an important … Continue reading

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  January 2016

Special Doc Screening in Bellingham

Whatcom Watch is collaborating with Pickford Film Center (PFC), Bellingham’s independent movie house, to show “Frame By Frame” (85 minutes runtime) on Thurs., January 28, at 6:30 p.m. PFC is located at 1318 Bay Street in Bellingham. “Frame by Frame,” … Continue reading

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  January 2016

Preserve Independent Media in the US and Abroad

On Jan. 7, 2015, while in Paris visiting a fellow American journalist, I was as shocked as the rest of the world when an Islamist terrorist group attacked the offices of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper killing 12 people. My friend … Continue reading

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  October-November 2015

Radio Antennas for Point Roberts Are an International Travesty

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Industry Canada have requirements that mandate the placement of radio antennas a safe distance from populated areas. So it came as a surprise that BBC Broadcasting Inc., holders of the license to broadcast KRPI … Continue reading

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