Watching Government

  January 2019

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at November 5, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 173. Spend $6,000 to purchase a quarter-acre parcel located between 25th Street on the east and the Interurban Trail on the west? The purchase will help the city protect the … Continue reading

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  January 2019

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at November 7, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 170. Fill two vacancies on the Climate Impact Advisory Committee? The eleven-member committee advises the council and executive on issues related to the prevention and mitigation of the impacts of … Continue reading

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  January 2019

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at November 6, 2018 Meeting Shall the commission: 152. Authorize the executive director to sign documents to close a $75,000 loan to Cirrus Cycles of Bellingham? Cirrus Cycles manufactures bicycle seatpost to isolate the body from road and … Continue reading

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  January 2019

Stories From Inside the Whatcom County Jail

I am drawn to truth-telling as a journalist, which is why I find it important to tell the stories of marginalized people.Through my time in the jail, I have learned about the missing link of human connection within the American … Continue reading

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  January 2019

Marine Survival New Clues Emerging in Salmon Deaths

Part 4 Editor’s Note: This series was originally published in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound. An intensive research program in the United States and Canada is studying why so few salmon in the Salish Sea are returning home to spawn. … Continue reading

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  January 2019

Salmon Recovery Efforts to Be Led by the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the January 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch. In June, 1998, the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Tribe and Whatcom County signed a … Continue reading

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  January 2019

We’re Finding Common Ground for Salmon

The strength of the late Billy Frank Jr.’s vision and leadership is once again being called upon to help recover salmon in western Washington. Habitat, hatcheries and pinnipeds will be the focus of the Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Coalition that … Continue reading

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  January 2019

General Election Results – 2018

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  January 2019

Fishtrap Creek Restoration

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association completed its first Fishtrap Creek riparian planting project with Harlan Kredit and Lynden Christian High School (LCHS) students in 1995. This would be the beginning of a long-term relationship with the creek, the high school … Continue reading

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  January 2019

poetrywatch

“When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.” — John F. Kennedy Poetry … Continue reading

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