Beaks and Bills

  October-November 2018

The Southwest Coast: Cape Disappointment to Ocean Shores

It was with great anticipation that I finally changed my calendar to September to begin the countdown to my getaway for a week to Washington’s southwest coast. My anticipation was heightened by the stream of reports of large numbers of … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

Former Editor Returns

Hello again, Whatcom Watch readers. I say again because some of you might remember me as the managing editor of Whatcom Watch from June 2000 until July 2009. Times have changed, haven’t they? And, this little gem of a paper … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

Shame on Whatcom Watch

Dear Watchers, Stunned, shocked and stupefied by the Ericksen ad. You call yourselves a “grassroots environmental newspaper”? Hah! It’s common knowledge that Doug Ericksen is an enemy of Washington’s increasingly fragile environment. Shame on you! Warren Sheay Bellingham Editor’s Note: … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

Justin Boneau Will Protect the Environment

Dear Watchers, The 42nd District needs new representation! It is hard to fathom how Luanne Van Werven can be so out of touch with us, her constituents, with regard to the environment. During this year’s legislative session, she voted against … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

Privacy in the Age of Trump

The president does raise problems we have with our spyware practices which do need our attention. He feels personally victimized, however, rather than concerned about systems failures. His attack is defensive against the ongoing Mueller investigation and justifying his firing … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

Building Trust Between Journalists and the Public

 Steps reporters can take to build trust with the public: Be transparent — peel back the layers of reporting. Show readers where you found your information. Be clear where and how your interviews take place: in person, over the phone, … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

A Nudge for the Nudge

A Volunteer’s Walk With the Clean Energy Initiative-1631 Ever since I received training in climate change issues in 2010, I’ve tried to be a nudge in my church, promoting the Community Energy Challenge, more advanced recycling, and so on. But … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

Volunteers Celebrate World Fish Migration Day

Volunteers with Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) celebrated Earth Day and World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) with NSEA on April 21. One hundred and eighty stalwart volunteers came to NSEA’s campus to make a difference in the lives of salmon. … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

Voluntary Simplicity Drives New Movement

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the October/November 1998 issue of Whatcom Watch. While a graduate school student in the early seventies, I received literature from … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

When I Was Young

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the October/November 1998 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: If this article were written today, smartphones, the internet and social … Continue reading

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