Whatcom County Morels

by Fred Rhoades Springtime turns a mycologist’s attention to morels, one of the most desirable of edible fungi. If you want lots of morels, go east of the mountains (see below). Our choices in the western part of the county are limited and more sparsely distributed. First a bit on [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T18:02:38-08:00May 10, 2020|Life Before Flowers|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at March 3, 2020 Meeting Shall the commissioners: 20. Declare specified equipment as surplus and sell it at public auction? The surplus property includes: 25 light fixtures, two 1-ton electric hoists, one electric car, lift-aloft passenger lift, vehicle hoist, hydraulic crimper, A/C unit, gas [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T17:58:27-08:00May 10, 2020|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at March 10, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 42. Authorize the executive to sign a jail use agreement (amendment #1) with the cities of Sumas, Ferndale and Everson? Until 2019, when additional jail capacity was needed, the county sent inmates to the Yakima County [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T17:57:35-08:00May 10, 2020|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at March 9, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 36. Spend $507,000 to acquire 9.39 acres from Charles E. and Maria L. Swift located in the Lake Whatcom Watershed? The purchase will be made in connection with the city’s Lake Whatcom Watershed Property Acquisition Program in order to protect [Read More...]

By |2020-05-10T14:53:15-07:00May 10, 2020|Watching Government|

Freedom of the Press Amid Covid-19

by Jennifer Karchmer KUOW Pulls Plug on Live White House Briefings On March 25, 2020, public radio station KUOW announced that it would stop airing President Trump’s live Coronavirus Task Force briefings. With no time to adequately fact-check the president’s often misleading and false claims, the station said, it was [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T18:01:45-08:00May 10, 2020|Journalism|

Northwest Youth Services Profile

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 |2022-03-10T17:59:20-08:00May 10, 2020|Community Service Providers|

Note to Readers

During this uncertain time, Whatcom Watch is not suffering like a lot of free publications, which are dependent on advertising for revenue. Subscribers provide the majority of our income. Last year, 40 percent of our revenue was from advertising, up from 31 percent in 2018. Of subscription revenue last year, [Read More...]

By |2020-05-10T20:39:15-07:00May 10, 2020|Cover Story|

Where the Ocean Meets the Land

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the May 2000 issue of Whatcom Watch. Last month, we reprinted part five of a six-part series titled “Hot Water: A Snapshot of the Northwest’s Changing Climate” that Whatcom Watch [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T18:04:59-08:00May 10, 2020|Twenty Years Ago|
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