June 2019

“Watch Out!” Column on Hiatus

Lyle Harris Sr., who has written quite a few witty and insightful Watch Out! columns for us, is taking a writing break. Watch Out! started with the March 2017 issue — the column has followed the burgeoning lawlessness of the present administration. We at Whatcom Watch greatly appreciate Lyle’s excellent [Read More...]

By |2019-06-11T20:34:01-07:00June 9, 2019|Watch Out!!|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at April 9, 2019 Meeting Presentation Puget Sound Energy representatives presented the port with a grant check in the amount of $23,520 for lighting upgrades to warehouses on Cornwall Avenue. Shall the commission: 43. Authorized the executive director to spend up to $90,000 for [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T08:55:25-08:00June 9, 2019|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at April 2, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 73. Affirm a commitment to Whatcom County’s young children and their families? (Council acting as the board of health.) The first year of life is important for development of the brain and other body systems. The [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T08:56:20-08:00June 9, 2019|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at April 8, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 63. Approve the mayor’s reappointments of Abe Lloyd and Allan Richardson to the Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board? The board advises the city on the purchase, management, maintenance and use of properties within the Lake Whatcom [Read More...]

By |2022-03-25T09:07:27-07:00June 9, 2019|Watching Government|

Social Networks a Key to Orca Survival

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound. by Sarah DeWeerdt Understanding the social networks and family bonds of Puget Sound’s southern resident orcas may be critical to keeping the endangered whales from extinction. A healthy population is about more than numbers, scientists say. It’s [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T08:59:25-08:00June 9, 2019|Marine Life|

Tribal Canoe Journey Ends at Lummi

A canoe of youth at the Paddle to Lummi 2007. photo: Beth Brownfield by Betsy Pernotto Part 1 The annual Tribal Canoe Journey (Paddle to Lummi 2019) will be held on July 24-28, 2019, at the Lummi Reservation. Community Connections Committee member Betsy Pernotto interviewed Freddie Lane, the [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T08:52:14-08:00June 9, 2019|Cover Story|
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