Poetry Watch

“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 by Boris Schleinkofer, poetrywatch editor Poetry has a voice in our [Read More...]

By |2016-05-24T09:53:01-07:00April 12, 2016|poetrywatch|

Local Organizations Oppose Exporting Wood

Editor’s Note: The following letter was signed by 11 local organizations and sent to the Port of Bellingham Commissioners on March 15, 2016; the letter opposed the leasing of the Bellingham Shipping Terminal to Bio-Fibre Manufacturers Inc and DKoram Inc. for the purpose of exporting logs and wood pellets to [Read More...]

By |2016-04-12T10:53:41-07:00April 12, 2016|Uncategorized|

Whatcom Conservation District Election Results

Last year, there was a lot of controversy about ballots. This year the Whatcom Conservation District did not count the ballots to allay questions of fairness. The Whatcom County Auditor’s Office was paid to count them. The auditor’s office provided a locked box for the deposit of ballots. The day [Read More...]

By |2016-04-12T10:53:07-07:00April 12, 2016|Uncategorized|

Lorena Havens: Writer, Teacher, Activist

  Lorena Havens, a Whatcom Watch founder with Chico.                                                                                             photo: Carl Franz by Kathryn Fentress Lorena was recommended for this column as one of three women who had the original vision for the Whatcom Watch. She is an activist, a journalist, a meditation teacher, and writer. She and [Read More...]

By |2016-05-24T09:40:44-07:00April 12, 2016|Unsung Heroes|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at February 8, 2016 Meeting Shall the council: 19. Authorize a redevelopment proposal for property located at 301 and 315 N. Samish Way? (Public hearing held) One complete proposal was submitted by the Bellingham Housing Authority for a mixed-use, mixed-income, multi-story project on the [Read More...]

By |2022-03-26T14:57:05-07:00April 12, 2016|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at February 9, 2016 Meeting Shall the council: 23. Appoint applicants to vacancies on two county boards? Fred Likkel was appointed to the Portage Bay Shellfish Protection District and David Ramirez to the Whatcom Family Community Network. Mr. Likkel and Mr. Ramirez were the [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T08:46:09-07:00April 12, 2016|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Andrew S. McBride Action Taken at February 2, 2016 Meeting Shall the commission: 31. Renew a rental agreement with the state of Washington? The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains an office at Harbor Mall, Suite 20, with an area of 839 square feet. The department [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T08:47:03-07:00April 12, 2016|Watching Government|
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