Whatcom: Chronic & Acute

  March 2018

Realities of End-of-life Issues Confronted

Healthcare Providers and Public in Landmark Meeting on End-of-Life Issues “Rumors and Realities” was an apt title for the Jan. 17, 2018, standing-room-only public meeting about dying in Whatcom County. Community rumors were rife that PeaceHealth’s St. Joseph Medical Center’s … Continue reading

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  March 2018

poetry watch

Do You Enjoy poetrywatch? Want to see it continue? Then please, send your poems to us and let the Whatcom Watch share them with our readership! Seriously, we really do want your roughly 25-line poems (though length is by no … Continue reading

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  March 2018

Another Disappointing Year For King Coal

This article is reprinted with permission from Sightline. A few silver linings, but mostly dark clouds for the coal industry. Despite the Trump administration’s promise of a coal industry rebound, data from the US Energy Information Administration  show that King Coal … Continue reading

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  March 2018

Forestry-Related Landslides and Their Impact on Neighbors

On November 18, 1996, a landslide originating in a 164-acre clearcut moved swiftly down Hubbard Creek, Oregon, into a residential house killing four people. Unfortunately, this tragedy need not have happened. It could have been prevented when Champion International applied … Continue reading

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  March 2018

Whatcom Conservation District Election

An election for one seat on the Whatcom Conservation District board will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Ballots must be postmarked on or before March 13, 2018, to be counted. Registered voters have the option of voting at … Continue reading

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  March 2018

State Proposes Adding “Motorized Trail Systems” in Whatcom County

News Update: As of 2/27/18, the Whatcom County Council voted 7 – 0 to remove from the 2018 Planning Commission Docket the DNR suggested amendment to the Commercial Forestry zone. That suggested amendment would have permitted ORV trails on DNR … Continue reading

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