May 2017

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Andrew S. McBride Action Taken at February 21, 2017 meeting Shall the commission: 23. Authorize the executive director to sign an agreement with Whatcom County for real estate services? Whatcom County owns a building at 3720 Williamson Way in the airport’s industrial park (see the County Council meeting [Read More...]

By |2022-03-24T07:01:59-07:00September 14, 2017|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at March 7, 2017 Meeting  Shall the council: 39. Appoint Michael Shepard to the Portage Bay Shellfish Protection District Advisory Committee? The Portage Bay Shellfish Protection District Advisory Board advises the County Council on proposed actions and operations relating to the restoration of water [Read More...]

By |2022-03-24T07:03:05-07:00September 14, 2017|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at March 13, 2017 Meeting Shall the council: 40. Authorize the mayor to sign a $40,444 settlement agreement for water damage? On Jan. 16, 2017, a water main broke resulting in extensive water damage to the home at 1301 Portal Drive. Water and mud [Read More...]

By |2022-03-24T07:04:25-07:00September 14, 2017|Watching Government|


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 Poetry has a voice in our community, [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T11:40:09-07:00May 5, 2017|poetrywatch|

Climate Facts Trump You Know Who

Hilary Cole is volunteering her amazing talents to the Watch and will create drawings and cartoons to pair up with articles, and just to have some fun. Hilary is a TV scenic, billboard, portrait and sketch artist and has lived in Bellingham with her husband, Barry, since 2015. You [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T11:44:12-07:00May 5, 2017|Watch Out!!|

Ellen Murphy and Nonviolence

Ellen Murphy illustrating the two hands of nonviolence. photo: C.J. Pace by Kathryn Fentress Ellen Murphy, 80, has been a lifelong nonviolence practitioner and teacher for peace and justice. She was arrested many times as a 10-year member of The Desert Waves Affinity Group at the Nevada Nuclear [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T11:43:03-07:00May 5, 2017|Unsung Heroes|

Celebrating Twenty-five Years

With the April 2017 issue of Whatcom Watch the paper completed twenty-five years of publishing. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our long-time subscribers and advertisers. The below dates are the years our current contributors started subscribing or advertising. 1992 Billie Lauerman Michael Savatgy/Ann McAllen Diane/B.K. Smith [Read More...]

By |2017-06-03T13:59:46-07:00May 5, 2017|Looking Back|
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