Cover Story

  January 2024

Scrap Metal Meeting Spurs Opposition

by Bill Craven   ABC Recycling is the Canadian scrap metal company with eyes on Bellingham for its expansion plans. It already has a lease on the waterfront from a docile and submissive Port of Bellingham where unsightly stacks of … Continue reading

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  January 2024

Advocates for Renters

Editor’s Note: There are over 100 organizations in Whatcom County working to provide supportive services to the general population and to those experiencing chronic poverty and its associated effects: addiction, homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, unemployment and civic engagement organizations. Whatcom … Continue reading

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  January 2024

Articles You Might Have Missed

Around the world people are taking the initiative to mitigate climate change. Here are some good news briefs compiled by the Climate Issue group of the LWV of Bellingham/Whatcom. We hear a lot about switching to electric cars, but anyone … Continue reading

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  January 2024

General Election Results–2023

General Election Results 2023, pages 9-13,  pdf: Election Results  

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  January 2024

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project Is a Looming Environmental Disaster

Editor’s Note: Whatcom Watch has entered a cooperative agree- ment with Salish Current. When possible, we will share each oth- er’s content. Salish Current, an online-only news organization, covers the North Sound area and Whatcom Watch mainly covers Whatcom County … Continue reading

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  January 2024

Successful Co-Management Requires Renewed Commitment

by Ed Johnstone As the 50th anniversary of the Boldt decision nears, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has room to improve as co-managers with treaty tribes. Judge Boldt’s 1974 ruling in U.S. v. Washington affirmed tribal fishing rights and … Continue reading

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  January 2024

Salmon Recovery Is Working, but We Can’t Stop Here

by Ed Johnstone  After decades of work and millions of dollars of restoration work, one of our region’s threatened salmon runs is showing encouraging signs of recovery—summer chum that return to the Hood Canal and Strait of Juan de Fuca. … Continue reading

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  January 2024

2,000 Acres of Forests Designated for Conservation

The state forestland parcels are spread across five counties — Clallam, Jefferson, King, Snohomish, and Whatcom. Two areas in Whatcom County, totaling 650 acres are included in the proposal. The larger area includes an estimated 575 acres southeast of Lake … Continue reading

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  January 2024

Lummi Nation Opposes Sale of Cherry Point Site to British Petroleum

The Lummi Nation opposes an attempted purchase of the site, known by Lummi people since time immemorial as Xwe’chi’eXen. BP’s interest in purchasing the site came as a surprise when the oil company presented it to Lummi for the first … Continue reading

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  January 2024

Whatcom Conservation District  Seeking Candidates 

Conservation District supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation. Their role is to set policy and direction for the district. An individual interested in becoming a candidate must be a registered voter in Whatcom County who is an operator … Continue reading

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