Watching Government

  April 2017

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at February 7, 2017 Meeting Shall the commission: 16. Terminate a lease and approve a new one (amendment #8) with with the federal government? In May of 2002, the commission approved a lease with the U.S. Customs and … Continue reading

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  April 2017

Whatcom County Council

The following resolution was missed by Whatcom Watch. It was passed by the Whatcom County Health Board at the November 1, 2016 meeting. Support raising the legal sales age for tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21? (Council acting … Continue reading

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  April 2017

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at February 13, 2017 Meeting Shall the council: 21. Authorize the mayor to sign an annual agreement with Whatcom Council of Governments for the Whatcom Smart Trips program? At the 2/27/2006 meeting, vote #42, the City Council voted … Continue reading

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  April 2017

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at February 7, 2017 Meeting Shall the commission: 16. Terminate a lease and approve a new one (amendment #8) with with the federal government? In May of 2002, the commission approved a lease with the U.S. Customs and … Continue reading

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  April 2017

Whatcom County Council

The following resolution was missed by Whatcom Watch. It was passed by the Whatcom County Health Board at the November 1, 2016 meeting. Support raising the legal sales age for tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21? (Council acting … Continue reading

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  April 2017

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at February 13, 2017 Meeting Shall the council: 21. Authorize the mayor to sign an annual agreement with Whatcom Council of Governments for the Whatcom Smart Trips program? At the 2/27/2006 meeting, vote #42, the City Council voted … Continue reading

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  April 2017

Whatcom Conservation District Election Results

For many years the Whatcom Conservation District counted the ballots. Starting last year, the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office was paid to count them. The auditor’s office provided a locked box for the deposit of ballots. The day after the election … Continue reading

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  April 2017

Free County Publications Proliferate

In 2004 and 2006, Whatcom Watch published articles by news junkie Alan Rhodes about free publications available to readers in Whatcom County. Listed on the Currently Available Periodicals sidebar are 42 publications, one more than counted by Alan Rhodes in … Continue reading

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  April 2017

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 Poetry … Continue reading

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  April 2017

Ecological Restoration at the Aiston Preserve

The silence is startling, broken only by rhythmic lapping of water on the shoreline. A heron takes flight across Smugglers Cove and lands in a tree on Abner Point, and three cormorants warily watch from their perch on the pier. … Continue reading

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