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.

The meeting after the flood: Government officials

The November 24th Meeting at Nooksack High School following the flooding event in North County brings several responses Click Here to help out with current needs   Whatcom County Government Version:A long 3 hour and 20 minute (The Fourth Corner watched the recorded version for this report) meeting on November 24th brought together Government officials and the community. Amidst high emotion the Government officials both elected and those holding various levels of ...

Redistrict Lines in Whatcom County Set for County Council

County Council Redistricting Committee concluded their deliberations on Wednesday Dec 1st and came up with the following Map. Modeled after the State of  Washington Redistricting methodology The members of the County committee consisted of two voting members from each Political Party and a chair who ran the meetings but had no vote in the resulting map or committee work. The committee members were: Charlie Crabtree Mike Estes Stephen Jackson Gary Jensen - Chair Jeremiah Ramsey ...

Socialist Initiative Propositions in Bellingham draw $300,000 in Campaign Spending

How did the 4 Socialist Party Initiatives fare in the November Election Prop 1: The Rent Control Initiative lost by 333 votes. YES: 49.43% NO 50.56% Prop 2: Limiting what police can use as tools for Public Safety Passed by 4185 Votes YES 57.19% NO 42.80% Prop 3: Dictating that anyone doing business with the city will be restricted on how they manage relations with their employees Passed by 7995 Votes YES 63.14%  NO ...

It’s time to stop complaining and get involved… Guest Writer 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.   A Wonderful Future Lies Ahead   Just before the Thanksgiving Holiday, President Trump published a message of hope on his Telegram channel. He said, “A very interesting time in our country, but do not worry, we will be great again—and we will all do it ...

The Case for Voter Integrity: State GOP takes action

Bill Bruch to "appear" on the Fourth Corner Version of Saturday Morning Live On the 23rd of November... (We will post podcast following live show) Study discloses widespread opportunity to cheat the voting process.. Even before counting or before ballots are received by the Auditors office; there is a very large opportunity  to "game" the system and win elections through unchecked voter processes. Dori Monson Explores Fraud in Elections Related Story here ...

Dangerous Rhetoric’s “Influencing Olympia Effectively” Can Dems end Unlimited Governor Power

Dangerous Rhetoric by Nancy Churchill Nancy Churchill is the state committeewoman for the Ferry County Republican Party. She may be reached at DangerousRhetoric@pm.me. The opinions expressed in Dangerous Rhetoric are her own.   Countdown to the 2022 Legislative Session in Olympia How did things get so crazy in Washington State? How did Seattle go from a beautiful, hard-working blue-collar center of industry to being a dangerous, filthy, woke autonomous zone? Why does Governor Inslee, champion ...

Dori Monson show explores fraud in elections, OUR Opinion…

Dori Monson Listen to the Dori Monson Show weekday afternoons from noon – 3 p.m. on KIRO Radio, 97.3 FM. Subscribe to the podcast here.  You can go to the article here... The Dori Monson show (picked up on a two minute KOMO video  THIS IS NOT A DIRECT LINK and you will need to scroll down to:"WHAT'S AT STAKE ON ELECTION DAY ") and click the video just above the headline. The ...

Trust in Media Political News drops 10% in 4 Months

Rasmussen Reports Polling published Nov 15th: Confidence in political media declines The Rasmussen Report shows that 53% of Likely Voters don't trust the political news they are getting. Here were the Questions: 1 Do you trust the political news you are getting? 2 Are the news media more aggressive or less aggressive in questioning President Biden than they were in questioning former President Trump, or is the media treatment of Biden about ...

Whatcom County Turnout one of highest. Here’s how it breaks down.

Statewide Turnout is 39.08%; Whatcom County is the top turnout County in the 12 Counties over 65,000 Voters at 48.55% NOTE:  As of this Date November 11th 2021 we do not have official results from any jurisdiction.  The election will be certified on November 23rd and then precinct results will be made available.  Currently we are using data from the returned ballot list for our turnout figures only...     And Here are Whatcom ...

Stop diverting education money to WSSDA’s lobbying operation

WSSSA-- Washington State School Director's Association. Stop diverting education money to WSSDA’s lobbying operation and fund music, art and athletic programs instead Washington Policy Center's Education Director Liv Finne takes on part of the State of Washington Education Machine.  She points out some of the recent job the School Directors Association has been doing with Critical Race Theory and other distractions from Student Learning. AUTHOR Liv Finne Washington Policy Center Education Director ...

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