Twenty Years Ago

  June 2019

Infectious Medical Waste Issue to be Decided by Voters

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the June 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: Initiative 1-99 was passed at the November 2, 1999, general election … Continue reading

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  June 2019

“Watch Out!” Column on Hiatus

Lyle Harris Sr., who has written quite a few witty and insightful Watch Out! columns for us, is taking a writing break. Watch Out! started with the March 2017 issue — the column has followed the burgeoning lawlessness of the … Continue reading

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  June 2019

Fisheries Management More Challenging Every Year

Each April for the past 35 years, I’ve said the same thing: This was the most challenging North of Falcon process we’ve ever had. Every year that’s true as the tribal and state salmon co-managers’ job of sharing and rebuilding … Continue reading

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  June 2019

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at April 9, 2019 Meeting Presentation Puget Sound Energy representatives presented the port with a grant check in the amount of $23,520 for lighting upgrades to warehouses on Cornwall Avenue. Shall the commission: 43. Authorized the executive director … Continue reading

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  June 2019

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at April 2, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 73. Affirm a commitment to Whatcom County’s young children and their families? (Council acting as the board of health.) The first year of life is important for development of the … Continue reading

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  June 2019

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at April 8, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 63. Approve the mayor’s reappointments of Abe Lloyd and Allan Richardson to the Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board? The board advises the city on the purchase, management, maintenance and use … Continue reading

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  June 2019

Parks and Trails

Editor’s Note: Whatcom Watch thanks Joe for his years and years of superb columns! We’ll celebrate number 200 next year. I wrote my first column for the Whatcom Watch in April of 2002. In the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy, … Continue reading

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  June 2019

Social Networks a Key to Orca Survival

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound. Understanding the social networks and family bonds of Puget Sound’s southern resident orcas may be critical to keeping the endangered whales from extinction. A healthy population is … Continue reading

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  June 2019

Tribal Canoe Journey Ends at Lummi

Part 1 The annual Tribal Canoe Journey (Paddle to Lummi 2019) will be held on July 24-28, 2019, at the Lummi Reservation. Community Connections Committee member Betsy Pernotto interviewed Freddie Lane, the director of Paddle to Lummi 2007, and currently … Continue reading

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  June 2019

Usnea quasirigida Is Spreading South

This column will be an occasional one. The plan is to review some of the organisms that fall into the general category of “cryptogam” (Greek for “hidden marriage,” referring to their microscopic reproductive cells). The cryptogams include some plants (ferns … Continue reading

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