Providing a Safe Haven for the Homeless

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 designed to add daylight to [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:47:20-08:00January 25, 2021|Community Service Providers|

Birding in the New Year

Bald eaglephoto: Joe Meche by Joe Meche After a tumultuous 2020, things can only get better in 2021 … at least that’s the hope of everyone on planet Earth. The Covid-19 pandemic dictated that we change our habits and canceled traditional gatherings for most of the big holidays. [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:41:41-08:00January 25, 2021|Beaks and Bills|

Washington Reporters Get Free Legal Help

by Jennifer Karchmer Microsoft and Davis Wright Tremaine Protect Journalists Freelance journalists and small newsrooms that lack funds to hire lawyers can get pro bono legal representation from Microsoft and Seattle law firm Davis Wright Tremaine. The two companies joined forces in 2020 to launch the Protecting Journalists Pro Bono [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:49:52-08:00January 25, 2021|Journalism|


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 |2022-03-10T08:50:47-08:00January 25, 2021|poetrywatch|

How Cascadian Corporations Stack Up on Climate

by Laura Feinstein Rating the Climate Claims and Actions of Albertsons Amazon, Boeing, Costco, Intel, Microsoft, Nike, Nordstrom, PACCAR and Starbucks This article was first published at sightline.org. https://www.sightline.org/2020/09/21/how-cascadian-corporations-stack-up-on-climate/ Last month in Part I, the article gave an overview of the environmental aspirations (relating to climate) of Northwest-based Fortune 500 [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:46:04-08:00January 25, 2021|Climate|

Lummi Fishes Whatcom Creek for First Time in a Century

by Kari Neumeyer Lummi tribal fishermen harvested salmon from Whatcom Creek in August, for the first time in at least 100 years. The Chinook salmon were released as juveniles in 2017 from the Bellingham Technical College’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Science program’s hatchery, which works in partnership with tribal and state [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:51:52-08:00January 25, 2021|Salmon Streams and Tributaries|
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