Housing

  March 2017

Yes to Housing, Yes to People, Yes to Sustainability

It is no secret that working people and families are struggling to find safe, affordable and quality homes in Bellingham. As young renters in the community, we wish to share our stories and perspectives on the shared housing challenge we … Continue reading

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  March 2017

March Winds

As an early herald of spring, March usually blusters in with winds and cold temperatures, but then settles down at the end of the month into a bit warmer weather. The annual temptation is to start digging the soil and … Continue reading

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  March 2017

Truth Matters

Lies are destructive to democracy. In the short time Donald Trump has been president, he and his aides have made a deliberate attack on fact, truth and honesty. The distortions and outright lies have been legion, and they are challenging … Continue reading

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  March 2017

A Short Chronology of County Water Shortages

Water shortages will increase as Whatcom County’s population grows. Climate change will also exacerbate the county’s water shortages, resulting in reduced water supply in the face of increasing water needs for farm irrigation, home landscape watering and wildlife habitat. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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  March 2017

Spring Is Upon Us

Spring will officially begin on March 20, at 3:29 a.m., PDT. For many of us, it can’t come soon enough. Given the climate, both physical and political, we need a break. The ice and snow over the Valentine’s Day holiday … Continue reading

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  March 2017

Apathy – The Eighth Deadly Sin

The name Red Wheelbarrow Writers is from the iconic poem by William Carlos Williams. They are a loose affiliation of Bellingham based writers. Meeting at least twice monthly to support, encourage and learn from one another — creating community, building … Continue reading

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  March 2017

Waltzing My Piano

The name Red Wheelbarrow Writers is from the iconic poem by William Carlos Williams. They are a loose affiliation of Bellingham based writers. Meeting at least twice monthly to support, encourage and learn from one another — creating community, building … Continue reading

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  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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