Twenty Years Ago

  December 2015

Twenty Years Ago: The Fifties Are Gone Forever

To celebrate the 24th year of publishing Whatcom Watch, we will be printing excerpts from 20 years ago. David M. Laws has been generous enough to volunteer to review the Whatcom Watch for 20 years ago to find suitable material … Continue reading

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  December 2015

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at September 29, 2015 Meeting Shall the council: 171. Approve a $15,000 contract (amendment #9) with Van Ness Feldman, GordonDerr of Seattle for legal representation in a Growth Management Hearings Board case? The law … Continue reading

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  December 2015

Introducing Northwest Treaty Tribes

by Lorraine Loomis Did you know that over the past four decades the 20 treaty Indian tribes in western Washington have reduced their salmon harvests by more than 75 percent to protect the resource? That tribes have restored thousands of … Continue reading

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  December 2015

Kitchen Table Activism: From Hard Rock Mine to Nature Preserve

by Meredith Moench Part 14 Twenty years ago, who dared to dream that the Lummi Island quarry might one day become a protected nature preserve? At the time in 1995, a new operator hoped to expand the 10 acre pit … Continue reading

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