Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Andrew S. McBride Action Taken at November 1, 2016 Meeting Shall the commission: 176. Authorize the executive director to sign an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to transfer $5 million in airport improvement funds to Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport? The Bellingham airport does not anticipate using its improvement [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T13:58:42-07:00January 4, 2018|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at November 9, 2016 Meeting Shall the council: 197. Cancel accounts between 5/3/2002 and 4/1/2014 as uncollectible? There are 482 accounts totaling $25,745 deemed uncollectible under state law by the Administrative Services finance department. The breakdown by department is: $24,727 for Health and Planning [Read More...]

By |2022-03-24T06:48:11-07:00January 4, 2018|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at November 7, 2016 Meeting Shall the council: 181. Authorize the city attorney’s office to intervene in Whatcom County Association of Realtors, et al. v. Whatcom County? At the 8/9/2016 meeting, vote #150, the Whatcom County Council approved an update to the Whatcom County [Read More...]

By |2022-03-24T06:49:15-07:00January 4, 2018|Watching Government|

Do You Enjoy poetrywatch?

Want to see it continue? Then please, send your poems to us and let the Whatcom Watch share them with our readership! Seriously, we really do want your roughly 25-line poems (though length is by no means a deal-breaker; it’s how you use those lines.) featuring or specific to Whatcom [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T16:15:40-07:00January 6, 2017|poetrywatch|

The Costs of Driving

To celebrate 25 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we are printing excerpts from 20 years ago. The article  below is from the January 1997 issue of Whatcom Watch. by Jemae Pope and Aaron Ostrom Washington residents drove over 50 billion miles in 1995. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T16:16:50-07:00January 6, 2017|Twenty Years Ago|

How Electrifying Rails Can Be Accomplished and the Benefits

Solutionary Rail A people-powered campaign to electrify America’s railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future Bill Moyer, author Patrick Mazza, editor J. Craig Thorpe, illustrator Backbone Campaign, 2016 108 pages, paperback, $19.95 ISBN-13 978-09980963-0-8 Reviewed by Debbie Cantrell “Solutionary Rail” is a ground-breaking book from the Backbone Campaign, [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T16:18:18-07:00January 6, 2017|Book Review|

Moving East to West

Editor’s note: This is a new column, and the Watch welcomes Peter Heffelfinger, who will write monthly about gardening in the Pacific Northwest. Please feel free to submit questions and thoughts!!   Contact Peter at:   peterh.heffelfinger@gmail.com Peter Heffelfinger               photo Evelyn Adams by Peter Heffelfinger As a human transplant [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T16:20:12-07:00January 5, 2017|Northwest Gardening|

It’s Time to Shake Off Our Shock and Fire Up!

Editor Bob Schober The last election, and Trump’s cabinet nominees, promise wide-scale attacks on the many social and environmental programs and values that many of us have supported over decades. And even though many of these programs, including environmental protection, minority justice, universal healthcare, and public education had enormous room [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T16:21:23-07:00January 5, 2017|Editorial|
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