Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at May 7, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 61. Spend $1.33 million to purchase 80 acres of wetlands? The property, located between Northwest Avenue and the Pacific Highway just north of the city limits, will be used by both public works and parks for [Read More...]

By |2022-03-23T14:59:53-07:00March 15, 2019|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at May 8, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 68. Update the Public Participation Plan? The Growth Management Act requires that counties create public participation programs for comprehensive plan and development regulation amendments. At the 9/13/2016 meeting, vote #159, and the 6/13/2017 meeting, vote #115, [Read More...]

By |2022-03-23T15:00:46-07:00March 15, 2019|Watching Government|

A Last Few Words

by Bob Schober This is my last issue as managing editor of Whatcom Watch. My wife and I are retiring from work and will spend the next several months wandering around the West, stopping to join protests to save public lands, monuments and national parks from decimation. Pushing back has [Read More...]

By |2022-03-14T18:00:27-07:00July 7, 2018|Dear Watchers|

A Personal Statement

by Bob Schober I woke up the other morning and, for the first time in my 70 years, I worried about my country. I was a healthy, virile, potential cannon-fodder college student during the Vietnam years who watched Walter Cronkite every night, but I wasn’t worried then. I knew that [Read More...]

By |2022-03-14T17:59:42-07:00July 7, 2018|Dear Watchers|

Changes at Whatcom Watch

Dan Reese by Dan Reese This is a period of transition for the Whatcom Watch. With our longtime editor, Bob Schober, moving on, we’re searching for a replacement editor interested in guiding the paper going forward. The job is an unusual one as there is no Whatcom Watch [Read More...]

By |2022-03-14T17:58:46-07:00July 7, 2018|Dear Watchers|


“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 |2018-07-07T13:16:02-07:00July 7, 2018|poetrywatch|

Spiritual Courage Under Fire

by Kathryn Fentress This past MLK birthday celebration time I attended a showing of a documentary film of the civil rights’ movement in St. Augustine, Florida in 1963-1964. I had been arrested there with King, and the filmmaker invited me to assist with the question and answer portion of the [Read More...]

By |2022-03-14T18:56:52-07:00July 7, 2018|Uncategorized|

A Big Blue House Called Utopia

by Bill Walker My fellow progressives, I need your help, right now, in building a big, beautiful blue house protected by a tall environmentally green wall of sanity in Washington, D.C. A house that judges each person not by the color of their skin or what religion they follow nor [Read More...]

By |2022-03-14T18:52:27-07:00July 7, 2018|Opinion|
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