Letter to the Editor

  October-November 2019

In Praise of WTA, Drivers

As a frequent rider, I’m impressed with the way the buses are able to keep to schedule. They have many unknowns along the route: people adding bicycles, and those needing extra assistance are just two unknowns. Those are legitimate and necessary. Then, there are … Continue reading

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  October-November 2019

Natalie McClendon for District 5

County elections are coming up soon, and residents of Coastal District 5 have a clear choice for the County Council. Who has the preparation and experience to represent us most effectively? Natalie McClendon has served two terms on the County … Continue reading

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  October-November 2019

Bellingam Needs April Barker for Mayor

We’ve both worked on homelessness issues professionally and outside of our work roles. As our next Bellingham Mayor, April Barker will bring an understanding and skill set that our community desperately needs to address the horrific situation that so many … Continue reading

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  October-November 2019

Support April Barker for Mayor

I write to urge my fellow Bellinghamites to vote in the upcoming November 5th election and to support April Barker to be Bellingham’s next mayor. As an outgoing member of the City Council, April has a keen understanding of the … Continue reading

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  October-November 2019

Supports Natalie McClendon for County Council

This November, we can take action to combat the climate crisis by voting for Natalie McClendon for the County Council. She is running in the Coastal District (Ferndale, Blaine, Lummi Island, Birch Bay, Lummi Nation, Pt. Roberts). Natalie supports transitioning … Continue reading

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  March 2018

Athletes Honor an Ideal America

When we go to a movie, we pay for a performance rather than purchase the actors. Similarly, when we go to concerts, we do not control the musicians or the music. Regarding athletes, is there any difference? Even if they … Continue reading

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  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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  April 2017

Hold the Name Calling

To the editor: We value Whatcom Watch for providing information and perspectives on Whatcom County concerns that are not available elsewhere, and have been supporters for a number of years. I am concerned about the tone of the articles written … Continue reading

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  April 2017

Museum Sponsorship Questioned

To the editor: I would like to share my disappointment in the leadership of the Whatcom Museum. Upon recently seeing the Winter Catalog (Vol 14, No 1), I was troubled and saddened by the picture showing big smiles and ready … Continue reading

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  April 2017

Keep the FBI and NSA Accountable

To the editor: It seems some modern spyware make symptoms of mental illness into real possibilities. I read an article in mainstream media about an ex-serviceman who shot a bunch of people because he could no longer stand the pressure … Continue reading

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