Whatcom County Council

Whatcom Watch Readers: We believe that a healthy democracy requires citizens to have meaningful information on decisions by elected officials. In the February, 2019 issue, page 2, a table with the title “Votes by Elected Officials Pass 12,000 Mark” documents the history of Whatcom Watch’s meeting coverage for local elected [Read More...]

By |2019-03-11T10:35:24-07:00March 11, 2019|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at January 8, 2019 Meeting Shall the commission: 1. Delegate certain administrative powers and duties to the executive director? The administrative powers will run from 2/1/2019 to 1/31/2020. (Resolution 1106-U) 8027/Consent Agenda B Approved 3-0 2. Authorize the executive director to sign a $315,277 [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T17:37:17-08:00March 11, 2019|Watching Government|


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? Want to see [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T17:42:08-08:00March 11, 2019|poetrywatch|

Updated Nooksack Watershed Plan Failed

by Eric Hirst This article is different from the ones I usually write. I pride myself on an analytical approach that is data-driven. This article is about my thoughts and opinions on the recent process in response to legislation passed early last year, the Streamflow Restoration Act. The act required [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T17:33:57-08:00March 11, 2019|Cover Story|

Lies That Could Power Hoover Dam

This section is devoted to studying the impacts of the Trump administration. Artwork by Hilary Cole by Lyle Harris Sr. The U.S. Constitution is based on trust that we citizens, at any time in history, will understand the importance and meaning of certain fundamental principles of government and [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T17:45:40-08:00March 11, 2019|Watch Out!!|

Bellingham Climate Action Plan Task Force

At the May 7, 2018 meeting, the Bellingham City Council voted to establish the Climate Action Plan Task Force as part of the 2018 Climate Protection Action Plan. The committee consists of nine voting members appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the council. The final report on recommended actions [Read More...]

By |2019-03-11T10:32:09-07:00March 11, 2019|Climate|

Wings Over Water Birding Festival

On March 15-17, the 17th Annual Wings Over Water (WOW) Festival will take place in Blaine, with numerous events and activities in a variety of venues. We’re expanding this year to cover locations stretching from Lake Terrell on the south to the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on the [Read More...]

By |2019-03-11T10:31:53-07:00March 11, 2019|Bird Watching|

City and County Seek Climate Solutions

Editor’s Note: This is the first column by Betsy Gross covering local committees created to tackle climate change. by Betsy Gross Global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide need to fall by approximately 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030 to avert climate catastrophe, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T17:39:21-08:00March 11, 2019|Climate|
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