Housing

  February 2019

HomesNOW! Winter Haven Tent Community

After working on a project with HomesNOW! (Homes for the Homeless NOW, Not Later) for some time now, I’ve noticed how quickly this group of volunteers, now a 501(c)(3), is making progress on its goal of ending homelessness one person … Continue reading

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  February 2019

Ruling Strengthens Habitat Protection

A recent Washington Supreme Court ruling has strengthened a state law aimed at protecting the waters, shorelines and streambanks essential to salmon recovery. The ruling also reflects the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the culvert case that the state has … Continue reading

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  February 2019

Samish Station: New Student Housing

The Samish Station “boutique” student housing will be completed in the Samish urban village area. Geared toward students, construction on the Samish Station housing project is underway by Genetic Electric, LLC, and residents should be moving in fall 2019, according … 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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  February 2019

poetrywatch

Poetry has a voice in our community, and the Whatcom Watch is adding to its chorus. You all love poetry, right? Well, here you go! Subject matter is unlimited, but poetry featuring or specific to Whatcom County and issues addressed … Continue reading

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  February 2019

Can We Fix Puget Sound’s Beaches?

Editor’s Note: This series was originally published in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound. Recap of Part 1 If building a new bulkhead has undesirable effects on the Puget Sound ecosystem, then removing old bulkheads should help with the recovery effort, experts say. … Continue reading

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  February 2019

19th Human Rights Film Festival

The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival offers the Bellingham community an annual 10-day film festival of powerful, thought-provoking films on the rights of people and Earth. The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival is composed of volunteers whose primary goal is … Continue reading

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  February 2019

A Contrarian View of Corporate Healthcare

For a contrarian view of corporate healthcare under PeaceHealth and St. Joseph Medical Center, and Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement, Northwest Life Passages and others, see the following: • “Waking Up Dying: Caregiving When There Is No Tomorrow” available at Village … Continue reading

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  February 2019

Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve

The Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve is a unique aquatic ecosystem located in the Strait of Georgia on the western shore of Whatcom County, The offshore waters from Birch Bay State Park on the north to Slater Road on the south, … Continue reading

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