How We Can Save the Salish Sea

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the August 2001 issue of Whatcom Watch. ______________________ by Robyn duPre I was recently asked to give the League of Women Voters a talk about water quality and the state. [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T14:57:40-08:00August 31, 2021|Twenty Years Ago|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at June 1, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 123. Authorize the executive to sign a $94,000 contract (amendment #2) with the Northwest Workforce Council of Bellingham? The original contract was approved at the 10/27/2020 meeting, vote #196, and amended at the 1/12/2021 meeting, vote [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T14:51:33-08:00August 31, 2021|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at June 7, 2021 Meeting Mayor’s Report The Bellingham library remodel is complete; it opened on June 7 with limited in-person services and 50 percent capacity limitation. The Port of Bellingham in partnership with the Bellingham Chamber of Commerce will host a fireworks display, Blast on the Bay, [Read More...]

By |2021-08-31T07:10:31-07:00August 31, 2021|Watching Government|

Whatcom Watch Series Wins Award

by Jennifer Karchmer Jennifer Karchmer returned to Ithaca, New York to further her freedom of the press advocacy. Ithaca is a City of Asylum for journalists and writers in exile. Jennifer is a 1991 graduate of Ithaca College.Photo courtesy: Jennifer Karchmer To the Editor: Hello from Ithaca, New [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T14:54:38-08:00August 31, 2021|Journalism|

A Keystone Fourth

Pigeon guillemotphoto: Joe Meche by Joe Meche Before we get too far along, I should say that summer is my least favorite season and the Fourth of July/Independence Day is my least favorite holiday. If I felt that everyone was thinking about the significance of the holiday rather [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T14:49:45-08:00August 31, 2021|Beaks and Bills|


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? Artwork by [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T14:55:30-08:00August 31, 2021|poetrywatch|

Our TreeHouse Helps With Grief

Editor’s Note: There are over 100 organizations in Whatcom County working to provide supportive services to those experiencing chronic poverty and its associated effects: addiction, homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, and unemployment. Whatcom Watch believes these organizations often labor unnoticed by citizens — this column is designed to add daylight to [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T14:53:31-08:00August 31, 2021|Community Service Providers|
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