“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 Hilary Cole Want [Read More...]

By |2020-06-25T09:33:07-07:00June 25, 2020|poetrywatch|

About Lake Whatcom

The above photo depicts Lake Whatcom on a late summer evening at sunset in Sudden Valley. photo: EJ Ledet Lake Whatcom is the primary drinking water source for about 100,000 residents of Whatcom County. The lake is comprised of three sub-basins from which water samples are collected in [Read More...]

By |2020-06-29T05:35:43-07:00June 25, 2020|Cover Story|

Lake Whatcom Is in Decline

Lake Whatcom North Basin photo: April Markiewicz   by April Markiewicz A Matter of Priorities The take-home message in the latest Lake Whatcom Monitoring Report is that our community’s primary drinking water source is continuing to decline (Matthews et al. 2020). The good news is we are supposedly [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T15:43:51-08:00June 25, 2020|Cover Story|

Climate Change and Public Health

by David Kershner Our world now faces two interrelated and simultaneous public health crises: the coronavirus pandemic and climate change. With the global death toll from Covid-19 already over 350,000 in less than six months, and so many essential workers risking their lives every day to keep the rest of [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T15:45:21-08:00June 25, 2020|Cover Story|

Please Stay Home!

Dear Watchers, Our country is so divided, and Covid-19 has contributed to the schism. When we combine politics with science in today’s hyper-partisan environment, we end up with politics winning. That’s deadly in this pandemic. If the virus were a foreign threat, with enemies sending bombing sorties, and Governor Inslee [Read More...]

By |2020-06-25T09:29:18-07:00June 25, 2020|Dear Watchers|

Nothing to Hide

Dear Watchers, Being watched under surveillance has become a valued part of modern life. We would miss the capabilities to verify the truth here and abroad, follow-up on even health pandemics, protect citizens and business assets, and catch criminals or others causing harm by general security cameras, among many things. [Read More...]

By |2020-06-25T09:28:45-07:00June 25, 2020|Dear Watchers|

A History of City Climate Protection

The city of Bellingham has been involved in climate protection for 15 years. At the March 14, 2005, meeting, the City Council endorsed the Cities for Climate Protection program to reduce global warming and air pollution emissions. The council voted at the July 24, 2006, meeting to purchase the city’s [Read More...]

By |2020-06-25T09:26:07-07:00June 25, 2020|Climate|

Portrait of Whatcom Community Foundation

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 their endeavors. [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T15:55:13-08:00June 25, 2020|Community Service Providers|
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