Port of Bellingham

Port Unable To Protect Public Safety

By Wendy HarrisOn Nov 22, 2013

If the port can not construct the airport safely, should it be entrusted with dangerous waterfront cleanup work? The port has not had a very good week. Northwest Citizen published [...]

Election Analysis: What Happened with the Port Races?

By Riley SweeneyOn Nov 12, 2013

For politicos watching the results over the last week, it might have been a bit stupefying to see Whatcom County elect four unapologetically progressive candidates to the Whatcom County Council, [...]

Election Results - November 2013

By John ServaisOn Nov 05, 2013

The preliminary results from the Auditor are now posted. Whatcom County Auditor - Election Page Wow. The big news is Whatcom County Council is going liberal - and against the [...]

Boulevard Park Reopens

By John ServaisOn Oct 26, 2013

Boulevard Park on the Bellingham city waterfront is again open to the public. The construction fences are down and the paths are again accessable to all. And the new artificial [...]

Ken Bell and Renata for Port

By John ServaisOn Oct 20, 2013

I will be voting for Ken Bell and Renata Kowalczyk for Port of Bellingham commissioners. That's right - I do not want Mike McAuley to continue as port commissioner [...]

Treaty Rights and Public Rights Ignored In Overwater Walkway

By Wendy HarrisOn Oct 08, 2013

I found Council Member Lehman's questions regarding the overwater walkway, during yesterday's COB city council waterfront work session, particularly interesting. The adminstrative staff’s responses reflect a [...]

How the Coal Industry Funneled $40,000 into Whatcom

By Riley SweeneyOn Oct 02, 2013

In the last four months, SSA Marine and BNSF Railroad have funneled thousands of dollars into Whatcom Republican candidates. While digging through the PDC in September, I discovered a whole [...]

Wildlife Impacts Missing In COB Waterfront District EIS

By Wendy HarrisOn Sep 28, 2013

I remain concerned that the city is moving forward with waterfront development plans without an updated analysis of plant and wildlife impacts. Unless environmental impacts are identified in the EIS, [...]

Over $330,000 raised and spent on elections in Whatcom County

By Riley SweeneyOn Sep 19, 2013

Go back and read that headline. Over $330k raised and spent on elections in Whatcom County . . . so far. It is only September and we have yet to see the big [...]

Sen. Doug Ericksen Co-opts rather than Cooperate

By Riley SweeneyOn Jun 28, 2013

Back in October of 2012, Sen. Kevin Ranker knew exactly what he wanted to do in the 2013 session. His number one priority was clear, “It is going to be a continued [...]

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