April 2018

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at February 12, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 19. Ratify the collective bargaining agreement with AFSCME, Local 114L? The following agreement with city librarians will apply: wages will increase by 2.25 percent on 2/1/2018 and by 2.25 percent on 1/1/2019. In addition, each member [Read More...]

By |2022-03-25T09:27:30-07:00April 21, 2018|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at February 6, 2018 Meeting Shall the commission 19. Authorize the executive director to sign a $288,339 contract (amendment #3) with Pacific Security of Bellingham to provide security services? The contract was first approved at the 5/5/2015 meeting, vote #66. This amendment will provide [Read More...]

By |2022-03-15T18:34:38-07:00April 21, 2018|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at February 13, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 19. Appoint Eleanor Hines to the Whatcom County Portage Bay Shellfish Protection District Advisory Committee? Ms. Hines holds a master’s in science from Huxley College and is the lead scientist at RE Sources. She is appointed [Read More...]

By |2022-03-15T18:33:43-07:00April 21, 2018|Watching Government|

A Plea For Help

Editor’s Note: The following letter was written to the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle by Bill Walker of Kendall. In it he asks for help for his community, which is struggling to help each other and those in dire straits. Judge this plea against the long-held rightwing contempt for safety net [Read More...]

By |2018-04-03T11:02:33-07:00April 3, 2018|Uncategorized|

Yes on Initiative 1631

by Edgar Franks and Eddy Ury Last summer, Whatcom County saw firsthand the consequences of a changing climate: Wildfire smoke shrouded and choked the region while salmon died in shallowing rivers. Yet Washington State’s legislature failed to pass meaningful climate legislation this year, despite strong and well-supported efforts. As the [Read More...]

By |2022-03-15T18:31:41-07:00April 3, 2018|Cover Story|
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