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Whatcom County

Most Cost-Effective Way to Save Water for Homes

By Eric HirstOn Jul 31, 2017

When asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton supposedly said “because that’s where the money is.” In the same vein, programs intended to save water should focus on those [...]

The Former Joe Show

By Ellen MurphyOn Jul 27, 2017

On Friday, July 28, Joe Teehan’s noon to one “Get-Naked-Friday” will be Bellingham progressive radio’s “Farewell-Friday” because KBAI-Progressive AM 930 or Cascade Radio Group, or Saga, or somebody, has shut [...]

Donovan attacks Glasser. Why?

By John ServaisOn Jul 26, 2017

Last year, the establishment Democrats, using the Democratic National Committee, worked to block the insurgent campaign of Bernie Sanders. After he bowed out, he urged his supporters to run for [...]

Dick’s Pick - Amy Glasser for County Council

By Dick ConoboyOn Jul 24, 2017

One week to go before election day (August 1st) and there is ample time for voters to put a true progressive, Amy Glasser, on the Whatcom County Council. Nobody who [...]

‘Upstream’ book review: any hope for salmon?

By Ralph SchwartzOn Jul 20, 2017

​If you’re reading this article, chances are “Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table” by Langdon Cook (Ballantine, $27) won’t teach you too much you don’t [...]

Both Councils Ignore Jail Studies

By Juliette DanielsOn Jul 15, 2017

On Monday, July 10, The Vera Institute presented its preliminary data findings on the Whatcom County justice system at a special meeting of the Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force (IPRTF). [...]

Clayton Beach Vandalism - Again

By John ServaisOn Jul 13, 2017

Yes, the park ranger at Larrabee State Park has been notified and sent some of these photos. Tim Paxton, a contributor to this site, enjoys strolls on the beach and [...]

Whatcom 3: Evidence? What Evidence?

By Tim PaxtonOn Jul 12, 2017

Editor note: A 3rd pretrial hearing will be held tomorrow, Thursday, July 13, 1:30 pm in the courthouse. We hope to post a report on it before the scheduled beginning of the [...]

Repair the Jail!

By Juliette DanielsOn Jul 08, 2017

The Fiscally-Responsible Alternative: Renovate the Existing County Jail A scant majority of County and City Council members currently support compelling voters to a second vote (in as many years) on [...]

Doug Ericksen’s Use of Surplus Campaign Funds

By Michael RiordanOn Jul 05, 2017

State Senator Doug Ericksen recently came under fire in the Seattle Times for his possible abuse of surplus campaign funds to pay for expenses unrelated to official Washington state business [...]

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