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Law & Justice

Drug Policy From the Precinct

By Guest WriterOn Feb 09, 2018

Alex Kelly Alexander Reed Kelly lives in the mid-Hudson Valley, where he helps New York State Assemblyman Frank Skartados develop legislation. He previously served as an associate editor and columnist [...]

Voices from the Inside: Part 1 - What’s next for the Whatcom County Jail and Justice System?

By Juliette DanielsOn Feb 05, 2018

The sheriff and corrections officers working at the Whatcom County Jail have described intolerable working conditions and inhumane housing for inmates. Based on first-hand accounts of former inmates, the jail [...]

See no evil – speak no evil – hear no evil

By Elisabeth BrittOn Jan 21, 2018

Regarding House Concurrent Resolution 4413, now in progress in our state legislature. I’ve been waiting seventeen years for the Washington state Legislature to address incidents of sexual harassment and workplace [...]

The Jail Tax Ransom is Unacceptable

By Joy GilfilenOn Nov 06, 2017

Contributing writer Joy Gilfilen, is the President of the Restorative Community Coalition a 501C3 nonprofit organization working to implement justice reform, recovery, jobs programs and community based economic alternatives to [...]

Pig in a Poke - Budget Heist and Land Scam?

By Tip JohnsonOn Nov 04, 2017

A poke is a sack or bag. It has a French origin as ‘poque’. Pig in a poke refers to when something is sold or bought without the buyer knowing [...]

Prosecutor has State Law Mandate to Lead Criminal Justice Reform

By Juliette DanielsOn Nov 01, 2017

On October 23, the Vera Institute of Justice presented its findings and recommendations regarding the Whatcom County Criminal Justice System, in a four-hour presentation before the Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task [...]

I lowered the flag today…

By John ServaisOn Oct 02, 2017

​I lowered our American flag to half-staff this afternoon, per the proclamations of our president and governor, to honor and in respect to those murdered and wounded last night in [...]

Vote NO on the New Jail Tax

By Juliette DanielsOn Sep 08, 2017

In November, Whatcom County voters will again consider giving the County an extra 0.2 percent sales tax “for public safety purposes, including costs associated with financing, construction, maintenance, and operation of [...]

CNN: Salmon Emergency, Tacoma Detention Center and the Arch of Healing

By Cascade NewsOn Sep 07, 2017

Cascadia News Now is a weekly, hour-long civics program hosted by local journalists Stephanie Kountorous, Dave Willingham and Tim Johnson of the Cascadia Weekly, airing Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Sundays [...]

CNN: Linville on Pickett Bridge, Hate Crimes and Homelessness

By Cascade NewsOn Aug 24, 2017

Cascadia News Now is a weekly, hour-long civics program hosted by local journalists Stephanie Kountorous, Dave Willingham and Tim Johnson of the Cascadia Weekly, airing Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Sundays [...]

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