Eric Hirst guest writes. We appreciate his expert perspective on this important local issue.
Elisabeth Britt, in a NW Citizen article on Nov 25, argues that Whatcom County made a mistake [...]
The Department of Ecology has posted an interactive map to assist Whatcom County with determining legally available domestic water availability. The map displays areas where instream flows are not being [...]
In October, the Washington Supreme Court entered a decision in Whatcom County v. Hirst, (Hirst) a Growth Management Act (GMA) case. In the opinion, the court states that counties have [...]
Beware the deceptive and very last minute anti-732 campaign.
Vote YES on initiative 732. The Carbon Tax is really neutral as our sales taxes and other taxes will be reduced by [...]
The city published a Notice of Application and Optional DNS* Process on October 5, 2016 with a comment period of only two weeks for a logging operation of a substantial nature on [...]
The Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan for water resources has been ruled illegal by the Washington State Supreme Court. The issue now returns to lower courts and, of course, to the [...]
Update: Mon, Aug 29, 8:30 a.m.
In this morning's Bellingham Herald, not a single use of the words “coal” or “oil” in their article on the protest. The Herald referred [...]
Updated late night, June 2
I went to the Greenways Advisory Committee meeting at 7 pm this evening, based on the agenda posted online at the city website. That agenda now displays [...]
The Greenways Advisory Committee voted unanimously in early May to provide partial funding from their available free funds to purchase the platted but unbuilt house sites bordering the Great Blue [...]
It can now be reliably reported that the long planned over-water walkway, running from the north end of Boulevard Park to the Cornwall Avenue landfill, has been cancelled by the [...]