Commentary

  March 2017

Mr. Ericksen Goes to (the Other) Washington

Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not represent the views of Whatcom Watch or its directors. A storm of opprobrium has greeted state Sen. Doug Ericksen after taking a temporary job … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2016

Looking for Answers: Whatcom County vs Hirst, Futurewise, et al.

November 28, 2016 Researching and learning about the water rights issue in our County and State over the past several weeks has confused me more than it has clarified the options the County Council has to exercise. It is more … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2016

A Reader Asks: Why Do I Vote?

Is America a democracy anymore? Two candidates who many do not respect, trust or want have become the only offerings we citizens have to lead our nation in the most unpopular election in memory. I thought that in a democracy … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2016

Executives Could Be Tried for Environmental Destruction

A move by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague signals a landmark shift that could reshape how business is done in developing countries, says Global Witness, a nonpolitical organization that works to resolve human rights abuses … Continue reading

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  December 2015

Critique of WTA’s 2015 Strategic Plan Update

The Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) provides many useful services to many citizens in Bellingham and a few destinations outside of the major Whatcom County city. Its buses are clean and comfortable, and its staff at all levels is friendly and … Continue reading

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