Human Rights Film Festival

  February 2020

20th Human Rights Film Festival

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  February 2020

Bellingham’s Homeless Update

The recent full moon and eclipse seemed auspicious, especially with the world happenings right now and it being the beginning of a new decade and an election year. Also rain, snow and threateningly cold temperatures this week and next, in … Continue reading

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  February 2020

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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  February 2020

Votes by Elected Officials Pass 13,000 Mark

Whatcom Watch has been covering the meetings of local elected officials for 21 years. We began reporting Bellingham City Council and Whatcom County Council votes in 1999 and the Port of Bellingham Commissioner votes in 2000. We’re committed to continuing … Continue reading

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  February 2020

Corrections

Correction to a December article, “Lake Whatcom Needs More Rigorous Action” by Laura Weiss and Karlee Deatherage. On page 6, the article said that only 64 properties participated in the Lake Whatcom Homeowner Incentive Program in 2018, which cost taxpayers … Continue reading

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  February 2020

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital and WTA

Part 3 This is the third of a four-part article discussing the accomplishments and limitations of Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA), the transit provider for Bellingham and Whatcom County. It salutes the many things WTA does well, from driver training to … Continue reading

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  February 2020

Who Cooks for You?

The title of this month’s column might be a bit confusing or even misleading to some. Most birders, however, will recognize the mnemonic that mimics the distinctive call of the barred owl. If you’re in the appropriate habitat, you’re likely … Continue reading

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  February 2020

We Must Demand a Healthy Puget Sound

It would be easy to blame the Puget Sound Partnership’s failure to clean up Puget Sound on a lack of leadership, funding and meaningful authority to control pollution, but the truth is that we are all to blame. This is … Continue reading

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  February 2020

Local Leaders Call on Legislature to Fully Fund Fish and Wildlife

Forty-five local leaders representing the conservation, fishing, hunting and recreation communities are calling on the Washington State Legislature to fully fund Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 2020 budget request through $26 million from the general fund. From Conservation Northwest: … Continue reading

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  February 2020

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the February 2000 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: In March 1999, The Initiative Group filed an initiative with Bellingham … Continue reading

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