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 [...]
Editor note: Governor Inslee signed legislation this morning, Friday, Jan 19, to break the impasse that has frozen new water permits for over a year in rural Whatcom County. Here is [...]
It seems that an outrageous smear campaign has been launched against a Whatcom County Councilmember, Satpal Sidhu, by a previous Councilmember, Mrs. Kathy Kershner, who ran against Mr. Sidhu in 2015. [...]
It is time for the state of Washington to adopt legislation acknowledging the human right to water.
The Hirst Decision has created an impenetrable roadblock for rural property owners who [...]
On December 6, the Whatcom County Council voted 5 to 2 (Brenner and Mann voted no) to lift the temporary moratorium that was passed on November 9, 2016. The new interim ordinance that replaces it [...]
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 [...]
Updated January 31, 2018
On January 30th, the Whatcom County Council adopted Interim Ordinance 2018-057 - repealing emergency Ordinance 2017-001 (the County moratorium on drilling permit-exempt wells due to the WA Supreme [...]
In the blood sport we have come to recognize as partisan politics, public exchanges among political opponents often deteriorate into verbal abuse, character assassination, vilification and smear campaigns.
Smear campaigns, [...]
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 [...]
The Whatcom County Council is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, December 6th on draft ordinance 2016-309A. I’d be happy to provide a link to the document and [...]