Twenty Years Ago

  October-November 2015

Twenty Years Ago

To celebrate over 23 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we will be publishing excerpts from 20 years ago. David M. Laws has been generous enough to volunteer to review the Whatcom Watch for 20 years ago to find suitable material … Continue reading

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  October-November 2015

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at August 4, 2015 Meeting Shall the council: 146. Appoint ten individuals to the Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force? Four year terms: Stephen Gockley, Chris Phillips, Heidi Robbins, Jill Bernstein, Dave Finet and Jack Hovenier. Two year … Continue reading

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  October-November 2015

Port of Bellingham Commission

The Port Commission meeting scheduled for August 4, 2015 was cancelled. Action Taken at August 18, 2015 Meeting Shall the commission: 101. Transfer ownership of surplus computer equipment to electronic recycling services? This resolution provides an alternate to Resolution 1060, … Continue reading

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  October-November 2015

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at August 10, 2015 Meeting Shall the council: 151. Authorize the mayor to sign a settlement agreement in the amount of $25,659? Claim payments in excess of $15,000 requires City Council approval. A drainage pipe was damaged  when … Continue reading

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  October-November 2015

Primary Election Results–2015

Primary Election Results–2015 in PDF format

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  October-November 2015

The Thin Green Line Is Stopping Coal and Oil in Their Tracks

Northwest Communities Have Won Key Battles Can They Win the War? “Everybody outside the Northwest thinks that’s where energy projects go to die.” 1 That’s the reputation our region has earned as an increasing number of proposed coal and oil export … Continue reading

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  October-November 2015

No More Pipelines: At the Unist’ot’en Camp

Part 16 This is the sixteenth in a continuing series of articles that began with the January, 2014 issue of Whatcom Watch. The series addresses the impediments to democracy and well-being in American society – as well as ways like … Continue reading

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  October-November 2015

Charter Review Commission

Charter Review Commission votes are in PDF format: October-November Page11 Charter Review Votes

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  October-November 2015

Pros and Cons of Metering Local Ag Water Use

During the critical summer months of July, August, and September, when stream flows are low and water temperatures high, agriculture (especially irrigation) accounts for almost two thirds of Whatcom County’s water use.1 Almost all residential,2 commercial, and industrial water use … Continue reading

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  October-November 2015

Propositions 1, 2, 3, 9 & 10: For and Against

Proposition No. 1 Method of Electing Council Members Proposed by the Charter Review Commission Official Ballot Title The Whatcom County Charter Review Commission has proposed an amendment to the Whatcom County Charter concerning the method of electing County Council members. … Continue reading

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