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Volunteer Positions at Whatcom County Government 2023

This list represents all vacancies through January 31, 2023  All appointees must live in and be registered to vote in Whatcom County and, if applicable, meet the residency, employment, and/or affiliation requirements of the position.  Appointments are without compensation unless otherwise noted.  Applications can be completed online, or one can be mailed to you from the Council Office or Executive's Office. If you have questions, please contact the County Council office at 360-778-5010 or the ...

Lists and Maps Fourth Corner School Districts

Contact the 4th Corner for any further information on Running at Editor@thefourthcorner.com Here is information on each school District and Map (Where Available) Map of  Whatcom County Districts:   Skagit County   Map of  Skagit County Districts: SNOHOMISH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS:   ON THE MAP LINK BELOW CLICK THE "SCHOOLS" TAB, THEN CLICK THE SCHOOL DISTRICT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN... SNOHOMISH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT MAP... CLICK HERE ISLAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT CLALLAM COUNTY SCHOOL ...

Concerns about Critical Race Theory in Public Schools; brings about new Policies in Kennewick and Richland

From Liv Finne of the Washington Policy Center "In response to concerns in the community that Critical Race Theory and other racist ideas are Liv Finne Washington Policy Center Education Director being promoted in public schools, education leaders in Richland have clarified school policies on protecting basic civil rights and treating all students with equal dignity.  Last month, on October 25, the Richland School Board voted 4-1 to approve a policy with title ...

WHY DOESNT THE NEW GAS TAX PAY FOR ROADS AS THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES?

Lewis County Reader explains how and why new "carbon" policies will cost each consumer and what the state will do with the dollars... By Lewis County Reader Ruth Peterson   Almost everyone by now has probably heard about what a lot of people are calling a gas tax that has now taken effect. I have had issue with the way this has been presented, because it is not a gas tax. It will likely ...

Election 2022: In Whatcom County: the Tax Man wins (by 20 Votes)

42nd District turns away new "Kids" property tax. In a vote counter to the Republican/Democrat  vote in the 42nd the so called Kid's initiative was turned back by a 56% to 44% NO vote.  The NO vote in the 42nd was more than the Democrat Senate race Candidate: Sharon Shewmake by about 6000 votes!  Generally its Democrats associated with the policies of higher taxes and also voting for regressive taxes like the property tax. ...

Election Report 2022: Did Redistricting Play a Part?

2022 Elections were the first elections held under the Redistricting agreements made in 2021. Every ten years after the Census of the populace mandated by the Constitution of the United States all Federal offices' borders are redrawn to have more equal representation of the population in the United States. At this time most state and local officials take the opportunity to redraw lines for more equal representation.. In Washington state all legislative districts were ...

Election Report 2022 A Tale of two elections

  A tale of two elections in 2022: The 42nd District Sen. Simon Sefzik Sen Elect. Sharon Shewmake, D-42 Disappearing leads from Primary to General elections are generally very rare; but the 42nd Legislative District in northern Whatcom County began the habit in 2018.  All three Republicans lost the Primary elections but two of the three Republicans were elected in the General: one by 45 votes and the other by ...

Turned in Ballots lowest in 8 Years

TURN IN YOUR BALLOTS ASAP (make sure your vote gets Counted) Ninth Day of Ballot turn in shows lowest rate since 2014: So far in Northern Whatcom County and the 42nd Legislative District turnout is running well below average as of the Ninth Day of Checking in Ballots.  So far unofficially 31642 ballots have been turned in to the Auditor in preparation for counting on Election Day.  With the Fourth Corner's unofficial count of ...

Summary of Supreme Court Decisions a Story of “Balance of Power”

The Roberts Court, April 23, 2021 Seated from left to right: Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor Standing from left to right: Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett. Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court Let Freedom ring as the Supreme Court does its duty: as one of the ...

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