About Charlie Crabtree

Long time observer of State and Local Politics. Charlie was born and raised in Whatcom County Washington. Served in the US Air Force in the 70's and served for 12 years on the Meridian School Board (north of Bellingham Washington) and a stint on the County Charter Review Commission. Retired except for Blogging and enjoying life.

Is politics a beast or a system? Become a mechanic…

A year end report from Nancy Churchill. Dangerous Rhetoric by Nancy Churchill     Nancy Churchill is the state committeewoman for the Ferry County Republican Party.. The opinions expressed in Dangerous Rhetoric are her own.       Do you think of politics as an uncontrollable monster? Is it an unstoppable beast you have no hope of influencing? Is it a Goliath? Do you want to ignore politics, and just live your own life?  ...

Family Farmers call for comprehensive fixes to Flood and water management problems

PO Box 326 | Lynden, WA | 98264 | 360-815-4361 PRESS RELEASE - Contact: Dillon Honcoop, (360) 815-7368, dhoncoop@savefamilyfarming.org Farming community calls for comprehensive fixes to Whatcom flood, water management problems   Whatcom Family Farmers president: “A comprehensive effort to pursue all possible solutions… must begin immediately”   (LYNDEN, Wash.) As wide swaths of north Whatcom County continue to clean up and rebuild after November’s devastating flooding disaster, the local farming community is calling ...

Whatcom farmers call for immediate Nooksack flood, water solutions

Critical projects will protect families, fish and farms – but will require community-wide collaboration By Rich Appel, President, Whatcom Family Farmers Families across Whatcom County devastated by November’s flooding disaster in the Nooksack River Basin need our help with more than just putting their lives back together. It is urgent that we come together as a local community and do everything we can to keep a tragedy like this from ever happening again. As ...

Answers to questions by 3 candidates to Fill Sen Ericksen’s seat.

Three Choices for Senate Answer Council Questions...   The 3 Choices of the Whatcom County Republican Party to replace Senator Doug Ericksen have submitted their responses to the Whatcom County Council. They Submitted their Resume's and Answers to the Council's belated questions. Delay for North County and the 42nd District Representation in the Senate could have been avoided. The Council delayed the selection of a State Senator in time for the start of the ...

“We Will”: We Need Our Senator NOW

"We Will" produced a video to get a Senate replacement in place for the people of the 42nd ASAP. The residents are suffering from Floods and Vicious winter storms in North County.  Purposefully or not the Council has delayed beyond the opening of the legislative session.  The council members voting this way are ALL City of Bellingham Residents and by their inaction may stand in the way of recovery in North County in the ...

The Party of Scrooge loves Inflation and Taxes

The Party of Scrooge loves Inflation and Taxes: Guest Writer Nancy Churchill It has become clear that the progressive movement has transformed the Democratic party into the “Party of Scrooge.” At the national level, Democratic policies like runaway deficit spending, out-of-control theft and crime, a broken transportation system, open national borders, racist education policies and “climate justice” tax policies have created the highest inflation rate in 39 years, empty store shelves, and declining IQ ...

Unannounced “Progressive” Questions for Final Three Choices for Senator’s Seat.

Rud Browne presented the following questions unannounced to the public at the January 4th meeting which was scheduled to Replace Senator Doug Ericksen. Some political people are calling these "Summer campaign got ya questions" And are set up to cause further delay in the process of needed representation. Much of what he says is not in the purvey of the Council. Questions for LD42 State Senate Candidates: As the outcome of the last Senate ...

ACTION: Whatcom County Republican Party Responds to Council Delay

We are asking citizens to reach out to the County Council Members (email provided below with talking points following) to urge them to vote without further delay for one of the three nominees to the senate seat vacated by Senator Doug Ericksen. Today in special session, the Whatcom County Council, contrary to its own resolution to select a senator today to replace the seat vacated by the death of Sen. Doug Ericksen, voted to ...

EXTRA: Liberal Majority Council makes law on the fly… Take Action!!

In a Political move Whatcom Council leaves flood victims and winter storm victims unrepresented in State Senate... Broken Promise leaves vacuum in state Senate. Feeling grows Council will "Stonewall" the appointment even after Tuesday January 11th. Leaving Whatcom County unrepresented. WCRP: Take Action with the County Council... Click Here. Barry Buchanan Carol Frazey In a nasty piece of political theatre the liberal majority on the Whatcom County Council has stopped ...

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