HomesNOW! Winter Haven Tent Community

Artist: Hilary Cole by Lynnette Allen After working on a project with HomesNOW! (Homes for the Homeless NOW, Not Later) for some time now, I’ve noticed how quickly this group of volunteers, now a 501(c)(3), is making progress on its goal of ending homelessness one person at a [Read More...]

By |2022-03-13T11:06:00-07:00February 9, 2019|Housing|

Ruling Strengthens Habitat Protection

Lorraine Loomis USEPA Photo by Eric Vance. Public domain image by Lorraine Loomis A recent Washington Supreme Court ruling has strengthened a state law aimed at protecting the waters, shorelines and streambanks essential to salmon recovery. The ruling also reflects the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the culvert [Read More...]

By |2022-03-13T08:09:33-07:00February 9, 2019|Being Frank|

Samish Station: New Student Housing

by Giovanni Roverso The Samish Station “boutique” student housing will be completed in the Samish urban village area. Geared toward students, construction on the Samish Station housing project is underway by Genetic Electric, LLC, and residents should be moving in fall 2019, according to Jackie Hall, the manager at Local [Read More...]

By |2022-03-13T11:04:44-07:00February 9, 2019|Housing|


Artwork by Hilary Cole Boris Schleinkofer, poetrywatch editor Poetry has a voice in our community, and the Whatcom Watch is adding to its chorus. You all love poetry, right? Well, here you go! Subject matter is unlimited, but poetry featuring or specific to Whatcom County and issues addressed [Read More...]

By |2022-03-13T11:07:37-07:00February 9, 2019|poetrywatch|

Can We Fix Puget Sound’s Beaches?

Editor’s Note: This series was originally published in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound. by Christopher Dunagan Recap of Part 1 If building a new bulkhead has undesirable effects on the Puget Sound ecosystem, then removing old bulkheads should help with the recovery effort, experts say. As part of a four-year focus on [Read More...]

By |2022-03-13T11:08:22-07:00February 9, 2019|Salish Sea|

A Contrarian View of Corporate Healthcare

by Robert A. Duke For a contrarian view of corporate healthcare under PeaceHealth and St. Joseph Medical Center, and Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement, Northwest Life Passages and others, see the following: • “Waking Up Dying: Caregiving When There Is No Tomorrow” available at Village Books in Bellingham, Wash., and Amazon [Read More...]

By |2022-03-13T11:10:53-07:00February 9, 2019|Uncategorized|

Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve

The Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve is a unique aquatic ecosystem located in the Strait of Georgia on the western shore of Whatcom County, The offshore waters from Birch Bay State Park on the north to Slater Road on the south, the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve, are a U.S. National Marine [Read More...]

By |2019-02-26T10:26:18-08:00February 9, 2019|Cover Story|
Go to Top