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.

“Burn them down” Civil Liberties Leader in British Columbia Fired

Background:     Canadian Church Burnings cheered by Civil Rights Leader From the original report...The burning of Catholic churches on First Nation Reserves in British Columbia elsewhere over the past week continues unabated. More reports are coming in every day. Who are the public advocates of this destruction ? The ones that make such criminal behaviour excusable? Here is the rest of the article on Burning Churches in Canada for background.  The ...

Police Reform laws addressed by local law enforcement in open letter to the public

The Fourth Corner hosts: Sheriff Elfo on this subject on KGMI Radio Saturday Morning Live... Listen IN!! Local Law Enforcement agencies write open letter on Reforms by state legislature... POLICE REFORM IN WASHINGTON STATE An editorial from your local law enforcement officials July 15, 2021 Washington recently enacted a myriad of new “police reform” laws. While law enforcement leadership in Whatcom County supports efforts to enhance training, professionalism, and accountability, as well as to ...

Whatcom County: Port of Bellingham: Commissioner District 2: Ken Bell

Ken Bell to run for Port of Bellingham Commissioner District 2   Ken Bell running for Commissioner District 2 Position: Port of Bellingham Elected Experience:  Port Commissioner 2017-Present: Whatcom County Planning Commissioner: Whatcom County Charter Review Commissioner: Economic Development Investment Board: Small Cities Partnership Other Professional Experience: President of Iron Creek Group  soil clean-up company, Owner Best Recycling Inc. waste management company operated in Antarctica, Alaska, Greenland and the Continental US: Owner ...

Whatcom County: City of Ferndale Pos. 6: Robert J Pinkley

Robert J Pinkley to run for City Council in Position 6 in the City of Ferndale   Robert Pinkley Running for City Council in the City of Ferndale Position 6 Elected Experience: NA. Other Professional Experience : Co-owner and founder of Leader Block Wine Co. & Italian Eatery in downtown Ferndale, employing 10-15 people after extensive work to rehab historic building. Previously worked with U.S. Department of Commerce, helping manufacturers seeking to ...

Whatcom County: City of Ferndale: Council Pos. 6: Kate Bishop

In Ferndale; Kate Bishop to Run in the Primary for City Council  Position 6   Kate Bishop: Running for Ferndale City Council Position 6 It has been a difficult couple of years. The pandemic, the rising cost of housing, and the brutal rhetoric that has divided us, have all taken their toll. Times have been tough, but I know the people of Ferndale are tougher My name is Kate Bishop (formerly Hansen)—I’m ...

Whatcom County: City of Blaine: Council At-Large Pos 7: Sukhwant Gill

Running in the City of Blaine in the General Election for At-Large Pos 7 is Sukhwant Gill.   Sukhwant Gill Candidate for Blaine City Council At-Large Pos 7 Elected Experience: Currently serving on Blaine City council. Other Professional Experience: 25 years managing large budgets and economic development, operating several businesses with many employees in Blaine, and cross-border advertising. Previous 18 years experience as paymaster for a municipal electricity department in a district ...

Whatcom County: Ferndale School District 502: Dictrict 5: Peggy Uppaino

Whatcom County: Ferndale School District 502: District 5: Peggy Uppaino   Peggy Uppaino running for Ferndale School District School Board The main reason I am running is that I feel like the current board is an echo chamber. In my opinion, roughly half of the community is not represented. There is also a clash of values. Since the district's mission and policies are directed by a supposed set of common values, it ...

Whatcom County: Whatcom County Council District 1 Kaylee Galloway

Running in the Primary for Whatcom County Council 1st District Seat is Kaylee Galloway    Kaylee Galloway Candidate for Whatcom County Council 1st District My name is Kaylee Galloway, and I’m running for Whatcom County Council District 1. I’m running for office because I want to see government work for all people, focusing on the solutions needed for today and for generations to come. I’m committed to empowering those around me and ...

Chehalis School Board Passes “equal opportunity for all” resolution no special groups just education

  As reported by Liv Finne of the WPC "The elected board of the Chehalis School District has responded to the concerns of parents and passed a resolution banning the teaching of controversial Critical Race Theory in public school classrooms. The new policy, passed June 15th, provides that schools will not teach that some students are inherently good and Liv Finne Washington Policy Center Education Director others are inherently bad based on ...

Training created by State School Directors Association to expand Equity and Diversity understanding.

State Equity and Diversity Training(which many refer to as Critical Race Theory) Releases most districts from the need to have student learning and equal opportunity as their primary focus… Some fear the divisions created could make it less safe in the public school system.   In Several releases from the Washington State School Directors and the Washington Adminstrators Association there is considerable training on how to manage the use of what some call Critical ...

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