In Washington state we have pioneered, thanks to vigorous and politically-active citizens and a robust citizen initiative process, the re-legalization of cannabis. Voters overwhelmingly approved - 59% yea to 41% nay - [...]
The Portland-Montreal pipeline was opened in 1941 to carry mostly Venezuelan crude offloaded from freighters in South Portland, Maine, to refineries in Montreal. Portland was chosen because it is a year-round [...]
Key data to help you make your decision on the county’s proposal to borrow $97 million to build a new jail:
Amount borrowed: $ 97,000,000
Annual Interest Cost: $ 4,850,000 (Based on 5% coupon)
Drought Tree Emergency! Drought Tree Emergency!
I just finished my neighborhood rounds and want to raise the alarm: TREES ARE DYING DUE TO THE DROUGHT! Especially the trees recently planted [...]
The Whatcom County administration, working with the Sheriff’s department (which is responsible to run the county lock-up) has proposed to spend $121.5 million to build a new jail in [...]
Besides being a taxing authority with a public mandate to provide access to its facilities for all, the Port of Bellingham is a commercial operation which leases land, buildings, dockage, [...]
The Supreme Court is the highest arbiter of the law in the nation, the final defence for the highest law of the land, the Constitution. Supreme Court justices are selected [...]
By Dave Camp - Reprinted from the current edition of the Whatcom Watch.
I’m sitting here at the Port Commissioners’ meeting as they chew over the budget [...]
Note: Guest Writer Dave Camp is a frequent commenter at NWCitizen and is working on I -1068.
I’m sitting in a chill wind on the corner as people [...]