Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at December 7, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 223. Authorize the mayor to sign a $75,000 settlement agreement with Moriah Ginn? When the body of Bradley Ginn, Sr. was waiting at a fire station to be transported to a funeral home, 11 Bellingham Fire Department employees admitted to [Read More...]

By |2021-02-21T07:38:15-08:00February 21, 2021|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at December 8, 2020 Meeting Shall the commission: 114. Reaffirm Chmelik, Sitkin, & Davis as the port’s legal counsel for 2020? The firm’s hourly rate will remain $275.00 for principals, and actual billing rates for associates and paralegals. (9847/Consent Agenda B) Approved 3-0 115. [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:33:50-08:00February 21, 2021|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at December 8, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 249. Authorize the executive to sign a $50,668 contract (amendment #7) with Action Cleaning Services of Bremerton for custodial services? At the 3/22/2016 meeting, vote #50, council voted to provide custodial services for seven satellite buildings: [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:33:02-08:00February 21, 2021|Watching Government|

Whatcom Watch Featured on KING5 News

courtesy: Jennifer Karchmer Recently, a staff person added Steve Bunin to the Whatcom Watch mailing list. Mr. Bunin usually anchors the noon news on Channel 5 in Seattle. A segment of the news show he anchors is called “Above the Fold,” which highlights three local publications in northwest [Read More...]

By |2021-02-21T07:37:12-08:00February 21, 2021|Journalism|

Protect State Trust Lands

View from Oyster Dome June 2019.The most recent Trust Land Transfer program projects included Blanchard Mountain in 2018, when the Legislature appropriated the final S10 million to protect this beloved area.Photo: Chase Gunnell by Conservation Northwest Staff Wild Northwest Action Alert #312: Ask your legislators to continue to [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:36:21-08:00February 21, 2021|Conservation|

California or Bust!

Snowy egret (smaller) and great egretphoto: Joe Meche by Joe Meche After a proper period of quarantine on both sides, Cindy and I headed south the day after Christmas for a New Year’s visit with my sister and nephew. We planned to settle in to our headquarters for [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:31:04-08:00February 21, 2021|Beaks and Bills|

Animals as Natural Therapy Serves Whatcom County

artist: Hilary Cole Editor’s Note: There are over 100 organizations in Whatcom County working to provide supportive services to those experiencing chronic poverty and its associated effects: addiction, homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, and unemployment. Whatcom Watch believes these organizations often labor unnoticed by citizens — this column is [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:34:59-08:00February 21, 2021|Community Service Providers|

Solar Industry Has Grown in Whatcom County

A close-up view into the new equipment installed within Silfab's solar panel fabrication plant in Bellingham. The kind of back-contact solar panels produced here are the first to be manufactured in North America. – Photo courtesy of Silfab. by Giovanni Roverso Environmental laws have been burgeoning in Washington [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:30:01-08:00February 21, 2021|Cover Story|
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