Watching Government

  March 2019

Whatcom County Council

Whatcom Watch Readers: We believe that a healthy democracy requires citizens to have meaningful information on decisions by elected officials. In the February, 2019 issue, page 2, a table with the title “Votes by Elected Officials Pass 12,000 Mark” documents … Continue reading

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  March 2019

Port of Bellingham

Action Taken at January 8, 2019 Meeting Shall the commission: 1. Delegate certain administrative powers and duties to the executive director? The administrative powers will run from 2/1/2019 to 1/31/2020. (Resolution 1106-U) 8027/Consent Agenda B Approved 3-0 2. Authorize the … Continue reading

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  March 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 Do … Continue reading

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  March 2019

Equinox

Equinoxes occur on any planet that has a tilted rotational axis. On Earth, the equinox is the time of year when the plane of our equator passes through the center of the sun, resulting in equal times of day and … Continue reading

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  March 2019

Updated Nooksack Watershed Plan Failed

This article is different from the ones I usually write. I pride myself on an analytical approach that is data-driven. This article is about my thoughts and opinions on the recent process in response to legislation passed early last year, … Continue reading

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  March 2019

Lies That Could Power Hoover Dam

This section is devoted to studying the impacts of the Trump administration. The U.S. Constitution is based on trust that we citizens, at any time in history, will understand the importance and meaning of certain fundamental principles of government and … Continue reading

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  March 2019

Middle Fork Diversion Dam

The city of Bellingham operates a water diversion dam on the Middle Fork Nooksack River, approximately 20 miles east of the city of Bellingham. The city has diverted water from the Middle Fork since 1962 to supplement its main water … Continue reading

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  March 2019

Bellingham Climate Action Plan Task Force

At the May 7, 2018 meeting, the Bellingham City Council voted to establish the Climate Action Plan Task Force as part of the 2018 Climate Protection Action Plan. The committee consists of nine voting members appointed by the mayor and … Continue reading

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  March 2019

Wings Over Water Birding Festival

On March 15-17, the 17th Annual Wings Over Water (WOW) Festival will take place in Blaine, with numerous events and activities in a variety of venues. We’re expanding this year to cover locations stretching from Lake Terrell on the south … Continue reading

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  March 2019

City and County Seek Climate Solutions

Editor’s Note: This is the first column by Betsy Gross covering local committees created to tackle climate change. Global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide need to fall by approximately 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030 to avert climate … Continue reading

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