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Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at August 2, 2021 Special Meeting Shall there council: 179. Appoint committee members to prepare voters’ guide statements for two ballot measures? Andrew Reding and Cindy Madigan were appointed to write the pro statement for the charter amendment. Ruth Higgins, Doralee Booth and Keith [Read More...]

By |2022-03-08T18:05:43-08:00November 30, 2021|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at August 2, 2021 Meeting Mayor’s Report The mayor asked that all city staff and the public entering city offices wear face masks, due to the increase of Covid-19 Delta variant case counts and rise in infections in Whatcom County. The pre-registration link for public hearing testimony now [Read More...]

By |2021-11-30T10:58:13-08:00November 30, 2021|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at August 9, 2021 Meeting Shall the commission: 94. Authorize the executive director to spend $60,000 to purchase a portable restroom from Portable Restroom Trailers of Lake Wylie, South Carolina? It will be used for the Waterfront District trackside beer garden and food truck [Read More...]

By |2022-03-08T18:06:41-08:00November 30, 2021|Watching Government|

Harcourt Falls Short on Condo Project

The hole dug out for Harcourt's condominiums in the summer of 2020, with the acid ball, "Waypoint," and a portion of the Granary in the background on September 21, 2021. The original contract for the condominiums required occupancy to begin in October 2019 and a revised contract required occupancy [Read More...]

By |2022-03-08T17:59:28-08:00November 30, 2021|Cover Story|


Boris Schleinkofer, poetrywatch editor “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 You Enjoy poetrywatch? Artwork by [Read More...]

By |2022-03-08T18:12:00-08:00November 30, 2021|poetrywatch|

October Miscellany

Hooded merganserphoto: Joe Meche by Joe Meche Silver Lake Revisited It seems that Silver Lake Park has become an August tradition for us over the last few years. Actually, the appeal of this nearby retreat started 29 years ago in the dead of winter. We spent our first [Read More...]

By |2022-03-08T18:02:29-08:00November 30, 2021|Beaks and Bills|

We Have No Time to Slow Down Our Recovery

Editor’s Note: Whatcom Watch first starting printing “Being Frank” — written by Billy Frank Jr. — with the April 2004 issue and continued running his column until May 2009, when The Bellingham Herald starting printing it. We started offering it again in September 2013 when the Herald abandoned it. Billy [Read More...]

By |2022-03-08T18:04:42-08:00November 30, 2021|Being Frank|
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