Puget Sound Is Not a Sewer

Lorraine Loomis USEPA Photo by Eric Vance. Public domain image by Lorraine Loomis We must stop treating Puget Sound like a sewer if we are going to restore the fish, shellfish, wildlife and other natural resources it supports. That’s why we are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T15:24:09-08:00April 8, 2019|Being Frank|

Surviving a Winter Storm

Peter HeffelfingerPhoto: Evelyn Adams by Peter Heffelfinger During the two weeks of snow cover in February, it was a welcome sight to find winter-hardy flowers and frost-resistant vegetables surviving our mild martime version of a “polar vortex.” The saving grace for the plants was the absence of wind, [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T15:28:55-08:00April 8, 2019|Northwest Gardening|


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 |2022-03-12T15:29:41-08:00April 8, 2019|poetrywatch|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at February 11, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 23. Spend $100,000 to purchase a three-quarter acre property located in the Lake Whatcom Watershed? The Rosalie A. Anderson property is approximately three-quarters of an acre located off Lake Whatcom Blvd, adjacent to city-owned property. The [Read More...]

By |2022-03-25T09:08:35-07:00April 8, 2019|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at February 5, 2019 Meeting Shall the commission: 15. Implement the Intergovernmental Framework (agreement #2) with the Lummi Nation? At the 8/4/2009 meeting, vote #124, the commission approved agreement #1. That agreement set up goals and objectives aimed at resolving past disagreements regarding Bellingham [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T15:25:03-08:00April 8, 2019|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at January 15, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Authorize the executive to sign a $456,939 contract (amendment #2) with Pioneer Human Services? At the 12/6/2016 meeting, vote #234, the council voted to enter into a contract with Pioneer Human Services of Seattle to [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T15:25:45-08:00April 8, 2019|Watching Government|
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