Bellingham’s Homeless Update

by Lynnette Allen The recent full moon and eclipse seemed auspicious, especially with the world happenings right now and it being the beginning of a new decade and an election year. Also rain, snow and threateningly cold temperatures this week and next, in the middle of January 2020. So many [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T09:08:55-08:00February 10, 2020|Cover Story|


“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 Hilary Cole Want [Read More...]

By |2020-02-10T07:54:35-08:00February 10, 2020|poetrywatch|

Votes by Elected Officials Pass 13,000 Mark

Whatcom Watch has been covering the meetings of local elected officials for 21 years. We began reporting Bellingham City Council and Whatcom County Council votes in 1999 and the Port of Bellingham Commissioner votes in 2000. We’re committed to continuing to report on votes; we feel they’re a valuable contribution [Read More...]

By |2020-02-10T07:54:14-08:00February 10, 2020|Uncategorized|


artist: Hilary Cole Correction to a December article, “Lake Whatcom Needs More Rigorous Action” by Laura Weiss and Karlee Deatherage. On page 6, the article said that only 64 properties participated in the Lake Whatcom Homeowner Incentive Program in 2018, which cost taxpayers over $1 million for the [Read More...]

By |2020-02-10T07:53:52-08:00February 10, 2020|Dear Watchers|

Local Leaders Call on Legislature to Fully Fund Fish and Wildlife

Forty-five local leaders representing the conservation, fishing, hunting and recreation communities are calling on the Washington State Legislature to fully fund Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 2020 budget request through $26 million from the general fund. From Conservation Northwest: On January 13,2020, a set of diverse organizations representing hunters [Read More...]

By |2020-02-10T07:51:38-08:00February 10, 2020|Uncategorized|

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the February 2000 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: In March 1999, The Initiative Group filed an initiative with Bellingham city attorney Dawn Sturwold. It was designed to purchase undeveloped [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T09:16:52-08:00February 10, 2020|Twenty Years Ago|
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