Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at April 9, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 46. Authorize the mayor to sign an agreement with the Northwest Clean Air Agency for a greenhouse gas reduction project? The city was awarded the greenhouse gas reduction grant by the air agency in 2013 through [Read More...]

By |2022-03-25T09:15:06-07:00June 13, 2018|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at April 10, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 56. Authorize the executive to sign a $77,440 contract (amendment #1) with FCS Group of Redmond? At the 12/5/2017 meeting, vote #255, the council voted to establish a stormwater utililty district in the Lake Whatcom watershed [Read More...]

By |2022-03-15T08:59:49-07:00June 13, 2018|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at April 3, 2018 Meeting Shall the commission: 48. Approve lease modifications with rental car agencies operating at the Bellingham airport? The modifications are with Avis Rent a Car System; Budget Rent a Car System; EAN Holdings (Enterprise) and The Hertz Corporation. Rental car [Read More...]

By |2022-03-15T08:58:46-07:00June 13, 2018|Watching Government|

Cooperation Spawns Hope

by Lorraine Loomis “The spirit of cooperation must guide us. It is how we will be able to bring back the salmon.” Lorraine Loomis These words from our late leader Billy Frank Jr. become more important every day. Even though we’ve all done a lot to recover salmon, [Read More...]

By |2022-03-15T08:58:01-07:00June 9, 2018|Being Frank|


“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 it continue? Then please, [Read More...]

By |2018-06-09T14:51:42-07:00June 9, 2018|poetrywatch|

Trump vs. Trump

by Sharon Robinson Our President is at war with his own government. He claims in unending Tweets that he’s being persecuted and deprived of his Constitutional rights, which were designed to protect citizens from abuse of political power. President Trump claims this Russia investigation is to be “the greatest witch [Read More...]

By |2022-03-15T10:13:30-07:00June 9, 2018|Uncategorized|

Kinder Morgan’s Oil Spill Problem

This article originally appeared on the Sightline Institute website and is reprinted with permission. by Clark Williams-Derry Firm Faces Steep Costs and “Unlimited Liability” for a Trans Mountain Spill For Kinder Morgan, the decision made by Canada’s National Energy Board has a deep — and disturbing — financial impact [Read More...]

By |2022-03-15T08:52:40-07:00June 9, 2018|Cover Story|
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