Twenty Years Ago

  June 2019

Infectious Medical Waste Issue to be Decided by Voters

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the June 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: Initiative 1-99 was passed at the November 2, 1999, general election … Continue reading

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  May 2019

Bicycling and Wellness

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the May 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch.                           … Continue reading

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  May 2019

San Juan Island Oil Spill on Earth Day

On Earth Day [Thursday, April 22, 1999] we had a small, but significant oil spill reach the west side of the San Juan Islands. The source has yet to be identified. First thing Thursday morning, Earth Day, I received a … Continue reading

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  March 2019

Scudder Pond: The Pond That Almost Wasn’t

Editor’s Note: The pond, located near the corner of Alabama Street and Electric Avenue, is abutted by the city Railroad Trail. In November of 1987, Scudder Pond was donated by Veda Armitage (in memory of her father Mr. Scudder) to … Continue reading

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  February 2019

Lummi Nation Program Restores Salmon Habitat

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the February 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch. During 1998, efforts on multiple fronts were carried out to continue restoration of … 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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  December 2018

Tribes Reclaim Stolen Lands

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the December 1998 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: This story of the transformation of Indian country was written by High … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

Voluntary Simplicity Drives New Movement

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the October/November 1998 issue of Whatcom Watch. While a graduate school student in the early seventies, I received literature from … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

When I Was Young

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the October/November 1998 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: If this article were written today, smartphones, the internet and social … Continue reading

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  September 2018

Bellingham Citizens Propose Protecting Lake Whatcom

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the September 1998 issue of Whatcom Watch. An initiative created by input from a large group of Bellingham citizens is … Continue reading

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