Election Results

  October-November 2019

Primary Election Results – 2019

Primary Election 2019

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  October-November 2019

City of Bellingham Candidates – 2019

Bellingham Candidates  

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  October-November 2019

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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  October-November 2019

What WTA, the City of Bellingham and Major Employers Could Learn from Kingston Transit

How Kingston Transit Was Reformed Part 2 Brief Review of Part 1 Part 1 of this three-part series on Whatcom Transportation Authority’s (WTA) bus system described and documented its trend of stagnation and decline in ridership after a period of … Continue reading

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  October-November 2019

Bitter Invader

A bitter invader — Marasmiellus peronatus “fuzzy foot” The subject of this column is a common local mushroom that hasn’t always been in Whatcom County. This mushroom has roundish (convex) yellow to light-brown caps, yellowish gills producing cream-colored spores and … Continue reading

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  October-November 2019

From the South Sound to Bellingham

  We took a long weekend recently to meet with my sister and nephew in Gig Harbor and as we started making plans, my mind started thinking about birds … of course. With time of the essence, we decided to … Continue reading

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  October-November 2019

Fall and Winter Plantings

By now, the late August plantings for the next three seasons should be established. The goal is an initial level of plant maturity, established before the first frost, which allows continued slow growth through our relatively mild winter. The lettuces … Continue reading

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  October-November 2019

Recent Attacks on the Environment

September 2019, Week one: Trump administration announces plans to undo energy-efficient lightbulb standards first set in motion by George W. Bush. Week two: The Environmental Protection Agency repeals Obama-era definitions of “Waters of the United States,” cutting U.S. Clean Water … Continue reading

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  October-November 2019

How We Are Being the Change

There are movements stirring and big changes happening. From Bellingham and the grassroots everywhere, people are “being the change” we know we can be … connecting and transforming our reality into what we truly are. Bellingham’s participation and celebration in … Continue reading

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  October-November 2019

In Praise of WTA, Drivers

As a frequent rider, I’m impressed with the way the buses are able to keep to schedule. They have many unknowns along the route: people adding bicycles, and those needing extra assistance are just two unknowns. Those are legitimate and necessary. Then, there are … Continue reading

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