Rural vs Urban The growth management act after COVID

Editor’s Note: Local writer and volunteer contributor to water issues and The Fourth Corner has a take on our current pandemic. Thanks Molly Crocker. Author Molly Crocker I am blessed with what I believe is a sanctified optimism. I wasn’t able to buy non-perishable foods yesterday when I went shopping, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to do that soon. Grocery stores are having a great March! -----------------------------------------------------------------Why Rural Dwelling is Essential for ...

Unemployment checks sent out dramatically reduced at end of Federal Aid

The Employment Security Department's weekly report shows a continuing drastic reduction of those receiving unemployment checks on a week to week basis.   Federal benefit programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) as well as the additional $300 per week for most claimants, expired the week ending Sept. 4, 2021 The week ending Sept 11, 2021... 180,372 people were receiving an unemployment Working in Construction check.  Because ...

Guest Writer Pushes Back Against Cascadia Weekly

Author takes umbrage with Cascadia Weekly take on the Primary Election.   Guest Writer Local Activist G.David Bock   It would seem there are some mis-conceptions in your recent 'The Gristle' that could use corrections.  (I'm assuming such were not intended distortions or mis-information.) https://www.cascadiaweekly.com/cw/currents/primary_to_the_left   1) Don't assume everyone in Bellingham is Leftists and Regressives.  There are a sizable number still residing there whom are Conservative and "middle of the road" ...

Breaking: “Walk Out Wednesday” draws crowd at Peace Health Facility

A short notice event at 11:40AM on Wed. August 11th called "Walk Out Wednesday" drew a large crowd on the side walks and areas around Peace Health Bellingham on Squalicum and Ellis Street.   Organized by the "We Will" and "Be Brave" organizations the crowd was peaceful and respectful. "We do NOT want to fill up the hospital parking lot with cars, only peaceful people with signs to support the staff who are being coerced ...

“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 ...

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 ...

Burning Churches in Canada brings “burn them down” from B.C. Civil Liberties leader

Guest Writer: John Lesow Guest Writer John Lesow, B.Sc, J.D. has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1978.  Prior to retiring in 2013, he was Western Territory Manager for Cascade Canada Material Handling Products and resided in Point Roberts. He served two terms on the Whatcom County Planning Commission from 2005-2013.  He is a past Board Member of the Whatcom Humane Society and Treasurer of the Washington Press Association. (WPA)  He is the recipient ...

Meridian Parents group writes Open Letter to School Board… Over 100 Sign

Parent Group at Meridian writes open letter to School administrators   Here is the Full Letter released to the Meridian School Administration and the Board on Wednesday signed by over 100 parents of the Meridian Parent Coalition: June 22, 2021 Meridian Public School District Board of Directors, Dr. Everett and Mr. Harvill, Thank you for the time and effort you have put into the Meridian School District. All of you play a huge role ...

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