Being Frank

  March 2019

Proposed State Budget Underfunds Culvert Replacement

 This column represents the natural resources management interests and concerns of the treaty Indian tribes in western Washington. Treaty tribes in western Washington are concerned that Gov. Jay Inslee’s two-year $54 billion budget now before the state Legislature will not … Continue reading

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  March 2019

Anecdotes Don’t Prove Anything

Anecdotes should not be used to decide public policy. I’ll include a few examples: • Two friends from out of town were pulled over by the police. They were looking for my place in the late evening, and possibly driving a … Continue reading

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  March 2019

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at January 7, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Approve the mayor’s reappointment of Sharon Rice as the Bellingham Hearing Examiner? Sharon Rice provides hearing examiner services for eight cities and three counties. The City Council approved her … Continue reading

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  March 2019

Scudder Pond: The Pond That Almost Wasn’t

Editor’s Note: The pond, located near the corner of Alabama Street and Electric Avenue, is abutted by the city Railroad Trail. In November of 1987, Scudder Pond was donated by Veda Armitage (in memory of her father Mr. Scudder) to … Continue reading

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  March 2019

The Nooksack River: A Treasure to Preserve

Part 1 Lay of the River The Nooksack River is neither a large nor a long river by most standards as it runs only 75 miles from its origin in the glaciers of the North Cascade Mountains to its delta … Continue reading

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