October/November 2016

County Ballot Measure

Whatcom County Measure Proposition No. 2016-1 Regular Property Tax Levy for Emergency Medical Services Official Ballot Title The Whatcom County Council passed Ordinance 2016-019 concerning funding for the countywide Emergency Medical Services system. Will Whatcom County be authorized to impose regular property tax levies of $0.295 or less per thousand [Read More...]

By |2016-10-21T09:34:19-07:00October 21, 2016|Ballot Measure|

Bellingham Ballot Measure

City of Bellingham Measure Proposition No. 2016-1 A Greenways Levy for Greenways, Open Space, Parks, Park Facilities and Trails. Official Ballot Title For the purpose of funding development, acquisition, and maintenance of greenways, open space, parks, park facilities, and trails, this proposition would authorize the City to increase its regular [Read More...]

By |2016-10-21T09:33:39-07:00October 21, 2016|Ballot Measure|

Blanchard Mountain Recreation Area Threatened

Blanchard State Forest is an enormously popular recreation area located south of Bellingham off Chuckanut Drive that is visited by tens of thousands of people every year. Blanchard Mountain features such things as the popular Oyster Dome and bat caves; hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking trails; and scenic wildlife [Read More...]

By |2016-10-21T09:28:46-07:00October 21, 2016|Recreation|

Behind the Veil at the Lynden Rally

by Michael Riordan At first, state Senator Doug Ericksen seemed happy to take credit for bringing the Trump rally to Lynden last May (see September 2016 Whatcom Watch, page 1). But that was before the mounting costs of the massive police presence at the event, which eventually ballooned to hundreds [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T19:00:54-07:00October 21, 2016|Campaign 2016|


“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 Boris Scahleinkofer, poetrywatch editor Poetry has a voice in our community, [Read More...]

By |2016-10-21T09:24:54-07:00October 21, 2016|poetrywatch|

State Should Drop Culvert Case Appeal

Lorraine Loomis Lorraine Loomis We are disappointed to learn that the state of Washington will continue its long-standing efforts to deny tribal treaty-reserved fishing rights by once again appealing a federal court ruling requiring the repair of hundreds of fish-blocking culverts under state roads. The state is appealing [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T19:04:18-07:00October 21, 2016|Being Frank|
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