October/November 2016

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Andrew S. McBride Action Taken at August 16, 2016 Meeting Editor’s Note: Commissioner Bobby Briscoe participated via communications link from his fishing boat in Juneau, Alaska. Shall the commission: 136. Authorize the executive director to sign a 10-year conduit lease agreement with WaveDivision Holdings of Kirkland? The Port [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T17:08:26-07:00December 28, 2016|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at September 13, 2016 Shall the council: 153. Authorize the executive to sign a $51,085 contract with CH2M Hill Engineers of Englewood, Colo., for the Gateway Pacific Terminal environmental impact statement? In order for the county to close  down its contractual agreement with the [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T17:07:25-07:00December 28, 2016|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at August 29, 2016 Meeting Shall the council: 134. Authorize the mayor to sign the jail facility use agreement with Whatcom County, choosing Option 1? At the 6/20/2016 meeting, vote #97, the City Council authorized the mayor to sign Option 2 of the jail [Read More...]

By |2022-03-26T15:00:40-07:00December 28, 2016|Watching Government|

Eric Hirst Letter to Whatcom County Council

by Eric Hirst Dear Whatcom County Council Members, Last week's council meeting included several rural residents, builders, and realtors opposed to the recent Supreme Court decision on the future of rural permit-exempt wells. I hope attendance at next week's hearing will be more balanced. Here are several reasons why council [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T17:27:35-07:00November 30, 2016|Water|

Primary Election 2016

Please use this link to view the 2016 Primary Election results: primary-election-2016 Candidate Results Voting Drop-off Rate Whatcom County Primary Elections Turnout and Voting by Mail Percentages 1956 – 2016 State/Local Election Statistics How Envelopes Are Returned to the Auditor Daily Envelope Count Return Envelopes Challenged

By |2019-08-02T10:07:41-07:00October 21, 2016|Election Results|

East of the Cascades

Kayaking on Pearrygin Lake.                                                                                      photo: Joe Meche by Joe Meche If you’ve followed this column for a while, you know that Cindy and I always take a fall trip to the other side of the mountains, and this year was no exception. After spending time tying up a [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T18:46:47-07:00October 21, 2016|Beaks and Bills|

A Reader Asks: Why Do I Vote?

by Sharon L. Robinson Is America a democracy anymore? Two candidates who many do not respect, trust or want have become the only offerings we citizens have to lead our nation in the most unpopular election in memory. I thought that in a democracy we choose the ones we consent [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T18:48:08-07:00October 21, 2016|Commentary|
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