March 2018

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at January 8, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Authorize the mayor to sign a $100,000 settlement agreement with Curtis A. Parrott for alleged excessive force? On 2/11/2015, Mr. Parrot was arrested by two Bellingham police officers for domestic violence, hitting his daughter. The [Read More...]

By |2022-03-23T15:54:44-07:00April 21, 2018|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at January 2, 2018 Meeting Shall the commission: 1. Appoint officers for 2018? Ken Bell as president; Bobby Briscoe as vice president and Michael Shepard as secretary. (7211/Action Item 1) Approved 3-0 2. Establish the dates, times and location of regular meetings? The location [Read More...]

By |2022-03-23T15:53:58-07:00April 21, 2018|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at January 16, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Fill the at-large (B) position vacancy on the County Council? The postion became vacant when Todd Donovan was elected in November 2017 to the District 2 position. Twenty nine county residents applied for the vacancy, [Read More...]

By |2022-03-23T15:55:40-07:00April 21, 2018|Watching Government|

Guns and Liberty, Guns and Fear

Artwork by Hilary Cole by Bob Schober Another mass shooting, more calls for something to be done. Politicians pause for prayer, Republicans and red-state Democrats squirm with generalities, and Trump picks his way carefully through the National Rifle Association policy thicket, hoping not to be pilloried by his [Read More...]

By |2022-03-15T19:22:12-07:00March 10, 2018|Watch Out!!|

Hirst “Fix” Wrong Move

Lorraine Loomis by Lorraine Loomis In a hasty move to “fix” the Hirst ruling, the State Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee are writing a bad check on our limited water supply at the cost of salmon, future generations and holders of senior water rights. They’ve passed legislation that [Read More...]

By |2022-03-15T19:16:31-07:00March 10, 2018|Being Frank|

A Paradigm Shift From Industrial Agriculture to Diversified Agroecological Systems

The following excepts were obtained from a report by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food).The complete 96 page report can be acquired at Lead Author: Emile A. Frison Key Messages • Today’s food and farming systems have succeeded in supplying large volumes of foods to global [Read More...]

By |2022-03-15T19:18:35-07:00March 10, 2018|Agriculture|
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