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Whatcom County

What did Ericksen know? Trump protesters facing trial seek subpoena

By Ralph SchwartzOn Apr 04, 2017

The “Whatcom Three,” who last May blocked Guide Meridian Road in Lynden on the day President Donald Trump made a campaign appearance there, want to know whether Republican state Senator [...]

Myths About Rural Residential Wells

By Eric HirstOn Mar 27, 2017

The Washington Supreme Court issued its decision on rural residential wells in October 2016. Since then, there has been a glut of misinformation about what the court said and how Whatcom [...]

The Human Right to Water

By Elisabeth BrittOn Mar 15, 2017

It is time for the state of Washington to adopt legislation acknowledging the human right to water. The Hirst Decision has created an impenetrable roadblock for rural property owners who [...]

Whatcom Sheriff’s facebook Search Warrant Is Withdrawn

By John ServaisOn Mar 13, 2017

This article has been updated from the original post at 3:40 p.m. Whatcom County Sheriff Elfo and the county prosecutor’s office have withdrawn their search warrant for facebook messages. [...]

Whatcom County Sikhs Condemn and Grieve Hate Crimes

By Kamalla Rose KaurOn Mar 11, 2017

Kamalla Rose Kaur The entire Sikh Community of Whatcom County joins millions of other Americans all over the nation in condemning the racist attack last Friday on an American Citizen [...]

Apprenticeship and the Rise of Europe

By David CampOn Mar 07, 2017

Prior to the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century, the apprenticeship system fostered the training and transmission of skills in a more effective and efficient manner than more traditional family-based [...]

Ericksen faces his detractors at town hall

By Ralph SchwartzOn Mar 04, 2017

I don’t know what state Sen. Doug Ericksen, the Ferndale Republican who represents north Whatcom County in Olympia, thought he would accomplish by hosting an unfettered discussion dominated by [...]

Big New Jail Not the Solution

By Amy GlasserOn Mar 01, 2017

Amy Glasser guest writes this article. I have recently declared my intention to run for a seat on the Whatcom County Council. One of the issues motivating me is that 55% [...]

Public Banks Are the Answer

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 27, 2017

The Case for Public Banking Public banks are an effective way to use public funds for the good of communities, much like public utilities, instead of for the profit of [...]

Satpal Sidhu to Seek Re-Election

By John ServaisOn Feb 24, 2017

Satpal Sidhu, with not even two years on the council is for a third time seeking to be on the council. First, in 2015 when Sam Crawford resigned before his term [...]

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