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Freedom of the (Local, Independent) Press

by Jennifer Karchmer Sandra Robson (left) received the Paul deArmond Citizen Journalism Award on Feb. 12, 2016, at The 3rd Annual Paul deArmond Citizen Journalism Award dinner held at Soy House on W. Holly St. in Bellingham. John Servais (right), founder, publisher and editor of, presented her with the [Read More...]

By |2016-04-05T19:47:39-07:00April 5, 2016|Journalism|

Poetry Watch

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

By |2016-05-24T09:50:58-07:00March 9, 2016|poetrywatch|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at January 12, 2016 Meeting  Shall the council: 1. Fill two vacancies on the Noxious Weed Control Board? Members must reside in District 3 and District 5. These are four-year terms. There were no applications for the two vacancies. (AB2015-367) 2. Fill four vacancies [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T11:33:30-07:00March 8, 2016|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at January 11, 2016 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Endorse the mayor's letter to Governor Jay Inslee requesting the declaration of a State of Emergency on homelessness within the city of Bellingham? A declaration would make available additional resources for local governments to provide [Read More...]

By |2022-03-26T14:56:19-07:00March 8, 2016|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Andrew S. McBride Action Taken at December 15, 2015 Meeting Shall the commission: 165. Authorize the executive director to sign a $29,348 contract (amendment #1) with Bennett Engineering LLC of Bellingham to monitor the airport woodwaste landfill? It was operated by the Georgia-Pacific Corporation between 1984 and 1992. [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T11:34:43-07:00March 8, 2016|Watching Government|


by Joe Meche There are certain times of the year that are particularly notable, especially those times that relate to seasonal changes. The change from spring into summer is often so subtle that we hardly notice the shift. Summer eases into fall and the initial response is one of relief [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T11:37:00-07:00March 7, 2016|Beaks and Bills|
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