Watching Government

  June 2018

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at April 9, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 46. Authorize the mayor to sign an agreement with the Northwest Clean Air Agency for a greenhouse gas reduction project? The city was awarded the greenhouse gas reduction grant by … Continue reading

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  June 2018

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at April 10, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 56. Authorize the executive to sign a $77,440 contract (amendment #1) with FCS Group of Redmond? At the 12/5/2017 meeting, vote #255, the council voted to establish a stormwater utililty … Continue reading

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  June 2018

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at April 3, 2018 Meeting Shall the commission: 48. Approve lease modifications with rental car agencies operating at the Bellingham airport? The modifications are with Avis Rent a Car System; Budget Rent a Car System; EAN Holdings (Enterprise) … Continue reading

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  June 2018

Cooperation Spawns Hope

“The spirit of cooperation must guide us. It is how we will be able to bring back the salmon.” These words from our late leader Billy Frank Jr. become more important every day. Even though we’ve all done a lot … Continue reading

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  June 2018

Ten Tips For Device Surgery

1. Learn the name or brand of the device to be implanted so you can search for its success rate and its recall history. I discovered devices similar to my fusion spacers were available from Taiwan packed in bulk for … Continue reading

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  June 2018

Ask Questions Before Device Or Implant Surgery

Don’t expect to be told everything you need to know when electing surgery. Despite the length and thoroughness of pre-surgery preparations, you’ll discover most information is for the surgeon, not the patient. First, the surgeon is in charge and is … Continue reading

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  June 2018

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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  June 2018

How Can We Talk About Morals and Politics?

This section is devoted to studying the local impacts of specific issues the Trump Administration or Republican Congress will propose.   Perhaps it is human instinct to deny or forget uncomfortable thoughts. Or maybe it iswillful hypocrisy, why folks of … Continue reading

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  June 2018

Trump vs. Trump

Our President is at war with his own government. He claims in unending Tweets that he’s being persecuted and deprived of his Constitutional rights, which were designed to protect citizens from abuse of political power. President Trump claims this Russia … Continue reading

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  June 2018

Kinder Morgan’s Oil Spill Problem

This article originally appeared on the Sightline Institute website sightline.org and is reprinted with permission. Firm Faces Steep Costs and “Unlimited Liability” for a Trans Mountain Spill For Kinder Morgan, the decision made by Canada’s National Energy Board has a … Continue reading

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