Watching Government

  February 2019

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at December 3, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 191. Authorize the mayor to sign a $125,000 settlement agreement with Haskell Corporation for the following terms: dismissal of a lawsuit and resolution of all claims? The following came from … Continue reading

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  February 2019

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at December 11, 2018 Meeting Shall the commission: 169. Approve nominations for commissioners to serve on the following organizations and committees? See endnote for details. (7982/Action Item 2) Approved 3-0 170. Authorize the executive director to sign a … Continue reading

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  February 2019

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at December 4, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 206. Appoint Heather Christianson to the Drayton Harbor Shellfish Protection District Advisory Committee? The committee advises the County Council on proposed actions and operations relating to the restoration of water … Continue reading

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  February 2019

Samish Way Urban Village Progresses

The Samish Way urban village redevelopment project at the site of the former Aloha Motel, condemned in September 2015, will likely not be breaking ground until late spring or early summer in 2019, according to the Bellingham Housing Authority. It … Continue reading

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  February 2019

County Council Moves to Protect Cherry Point

Over the last decade, communities across the Pacific Northwest have risen up against a series of giant proposals to expand fossil fuel ports, shipments and pipelines, stopping them time and again. Now unable to build new terminals, oil companies are … 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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  February 2019

Whatcom Conservation District Election

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 2019

Votes by Elected Officials Pass 12,000 Mark

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  February 2019

What’s in a Name?

With the January hump behind us we can begin anew, having experienced the wild windstorm of Dec. 20. Wind gauges at Mt. Baker measured gusts of 117 mph and the shoreline roads in Birch Bay and on the Semiahmoo Spit … Continue reading

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  February 2019

Northwest Healthcare Reformers Cornered

Editor’s Note: We’re sorry to announce this is the last columnwritten by Robert A. Duke, who wrote his first Whatcom: Chronic & Acute column for Whatcom Watch in August 2014, and continued writing more than 25 articles, including this February column. Thank … Continue reading

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