Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at July 12, 2016 Meeting Shall the council: 110. Appoint Whatcom County Corrections Deputy Mark Holst to serve on the Jail Stakeholder Workgroup? He has served on the Corrections Bureau — it operates the jail and work center — for almost 27 years. (AB2016-179A) [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T17:30:18-07:00November 10, 2016|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Andrew S. McBride Addendum At the 6/21/2016 meeting, vote #113, the commisson approved a five-year contract with SP Plus Corp. of Chicago, Ill, for management of the Bellingham airport parking lots beginning on 7/1/2016 and ending on 6/30/2021. At the time of the vote the amount of the [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T17:30:58-07:00November 10, 2016|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at July 11, 2016 Meeting Shall the council: 107. Authorize the mayor to sign a four-year (2014-2017) collective bargaining contract with the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 106S? IAFF wages will increase by 2 percent on 1/1/2014, 1/1/2015 and 1/1/2016; by 3 percent [Read More...]

By |2022-03-24T06:42:20-07:00November 10, 2016|Watching Government|

The Bromance Between the Mogul and the Senator

         Donald Trump shaking hands with Sen. Doug Ericksen at the Lynden rally.                                                                 Photo: Ericksen Facebook page Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not represent the views of Whatcom Watch or its directors. by Michael Riordan Wake up, Whatcom [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T06:07:40-07:00September 11, 2016|Cover Story|

Pushing the Cart Before the Horse: Construction Before Cleanup on the Bellingham Waterfront

    Map by Washington Department of Ecology.                                                                                                                     Photo illustration by Robert Johnson. by Robert Johnson The Port [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T06:09:15-07:00September 10, 2016|Cover Story|

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

By |2016-09-10T07:37:34-07:00September 10, 2016|poetrywatch|

Summer Surprises

Green heron egg.                                                               photo: Joe Meche by Joe Meche Following more traditional patterns, the season of courtship, breeding and nesting for most bird species occurs in early spring. This is the time when our resident birds and new arrivals begin the cycle anew. Factors like weather and availability [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T06:12:31-07:00September 10, 2016|Beaks and Bills|

A Wild Buffalo Program To Be Presented in Bellingham

by Mike Mease Wild buffalo in Yellowstone National Park.                               Photo: Stephany Seay/BFC             The Buffalo Field Campaign Road Show will visit Bellingham on September 15, 2016, a program that will be presented at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. at 7:30 p.m. [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T06:16:53-07:00September 10, 2016|Uncategorized|
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