Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at August 8, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 122. Authorize the executive to sign a joint funding agreement with the federal government for the maintenance and operation of the county’s stream gages? (Council acting as the flood control district board of supervisors) The agreement [Read More...]

By |2022-03-23T14:49:10-07:00March 16, 2019|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Commissioner Bobby Briscoe participated via a communications link. Action Taken at August 14, 2018 Meeting Shall the commission: 112. Authorize the executive director to sign an agreement with the Whatcom County Library System for their “Library Liftoff” program? The two main goals of the program are: signing up more people [Read More...]

By |2019-03-16T10:37:36-07:00March 16, 2019|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at August 20, 2018 Meeting Shall the council: 113. Spend $290,000 to purchase 24.17 acres on the east side of Northwest Drive, just north of the Cornwall Church for wetland mitigation? The property will be purchased with Greenway funds and will become Public Works [Read More...]

By |2022-03-23T14:47:53-07:00March 16, 2019|Watching Government|

Size Means Survival for Young Salmon

by Christopher Dunagan Part 2 This series was originally published in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound. An intensive research program in the United States and Canada is studying why so few salmon in the Salish Sea are returning home to spawn. Studies by more than 200 scientists on both sides [Read More...]

By |2022-03-14T13:22:46-07:00October 21, 2018|Salmon|

Whatcom’s Challenge: A Just Jail

Artist: Hilary Cole by Elizabeth M. Cardarelli When my young friend ended up in Whatcom County Jail as a result of unmanageable complications with his mental illness, I became alerted to a tragedy in our society. It brought up thoughts and feelings of worry, fear and curiosity about [Read More...]

By |2022-03-14T13:17:57-07:00October 21, 2018|Commentary|


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 Artwork by Hilary Cole Poetry [Read More...]

By |2022-03-14T13:20:56-07:00October 21, 2018|poetrywatch|
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