Port of Bellingham

Compiled by Andrew S. McBride Action Taken at July 5, 2017 meeting Editor’s Note: Commissioner Bobby Briscoe participated via a communications link from his fishing boat in Alaskan waters. Shall the commission: 88. Modify a harbor land lease (amendment #2) with The Landings at Colony Wharf for premises on C [Read More...]

By |2022-03-16T13:24:12-07:00September 10, 2017|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at July 11, 2017 Meeting Shall the council: 129. Approve a memorandum of agreement with the the city of Bellingham? At the 6/9/2015 meeting, vote #108, the County Council created the Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force to make specific recommendations for safely reducing [Read More...]

By |2022-03-16T13:23:13-07:00September 10, 2017|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at July 10, 2017 Meeting Shall the council: 115. Conditionally approve the Jail Facility Financing and Use Agreement? Council will approve the interlocal agreement if the JFFUA is approved by the City Council with the mayor’s signature dependent upon the County Council’s approval of [Read More...]

By |2022-03-25T09:32:57-07:00September 10, 2017|Watching Government|

Death Takes Death Café Founder

by Robert Duke Life asked Death, why do people love me but hate you?
 Death responded:
Because you’re a beautiful Lie and I’m painful Truth! Francis Bacon I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a [Read More...]

By |2022-03-16T13:31:21-07:00September 10, 2017|Uncategorized|

A Winter Fortress

Peter HeffelfingerPhoto: Evelyn Adams by Peter Heffelfinger September is the turn of the year from expansive heat and sun to the oncoming cool rains and cloudy days. I often think of the oncoming fall season as the slow start of a gradual siege that begins in the cool [Read More...]

By |2022-03-16T13:25:04-07:00September 10, 2017|Northwest Gardening|

Time to Call Out the Hypocrites

by Bob Schober This section is devoted to studying the local impacts of specific issues the Trump Administration or Republican Congress will propose. “The Bible insists that the best test of a nation’s righteousness is how it treats the poorest and most vulnerable in its midst.”              Jim Wallis, Christian writer [Read More...]

By |2022-03-16T13:29:34-07:00September 10, 2017|Watch Out!!|


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 |2022-03-16T13:26:31-07:00September 10, 2017|poetrywatch|
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