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Assault Weapons Ban, the icing on the cake to further render Americans unprotected.

An Essay from Local Author Ralph Myers... A note on the Author: Ralph Myers Ralph Myers lost his son to murder in California 30 years ago. He is a long time proponent of victim's rights and writes here about disarming America as NOT being the answer...   The outrage is deafening. The call to disarm Americans is moving at a fevered pace. As, a father of a murdered son, I identify with ...

Honoring a Life of Public Service

The Ferndale City Council Considers a Resolution on naming the Road to I-5 Connection Bridge, The Senator Douglas J. Ericksen Bridge. From the time he entered college until the time he passed away his life's goal was not money but to serve those in his community.  I was lucky to be a friend of Doug Ericksen for many of those years. He worked hard as a "part time" member of the state legislature for ...

Nancy Churchill Latest (May 23rd) Dangerous Rhetoric

Doubling Down on a Bad Idea   How about those gas prices? It’s getting more and more difficult to pay for a tank of gas! The UK Daily Mail reported some Washington state gas stations are reprogramming their equipment to allow for $10/gallon gas (bit.ly/3lw9Eur). They also reported that Washington’s average gas price is around $5.03/gallon. Washington’s gasoline prices are some of the highest in the nation, behind California, Hawaii, and Nevada. Senator ...

Remembering those who died serving the USA

Army Spc. Aaron S. Aamot Died November 5, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom He was 22, of Custer, Wash.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Nov. 5 in Jelewar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Aaron Seth Aamot was born on April 12, 1987, in his grandmother's house on the ...

42nd District Senator Sefzik pushes bill that would cut gas tax… Democrats would rather go home on time.

  Sefzik makes 9th Order motion on Senate floor March 8, 2022. To see video, click here.   By moving for the 9th Order, a motion allowing the full Senate to bring a bill to the floor, the freshman senator attempted a parliamentary maneuver usually entrusted to the most wizened of lawmakers. OLYMPIA – A proposal from Sen. Simon Sefzik to give Washington consumers a $1 billion break on fuel costs was shot down ...

Emergency Powers Reform: Rep Shewmake blames Republicans for wanting to debate.

Brandi Kruse podcast  on Democrat Sharon Shewmake   Brandi Kruse Republicans and the Emergency Powers Reform Bill   The following exchange is from a Facebook Post by Rep. Sharon Shewmake of the 42nd District and Charlie Crabtree of the Fourth Corner. Republicans Killing Time or Democratic Party Censorship: You decide... Rep Sharon Shewmake 42nd Leg District Democrat Bellingham Sharon Shewmake: "Last day before cutoff and I learned that SB 5909: Emergency ...

Is The Ferndale Aluminum Smelter coming back? Sefzik on Capital Budget funding

Intalco “We did very well in the Senate’s capital budget proposal,” Sefzik said. “I am especially excited about the $10 million appropriation for Intalco. Restart is looking more and more like reality.” They include funding for the missing link of the Jim Kaemingk, Sr. Trail in Lynden, and a pump station and housing for the developmentally disabled in Blaine. All told, the Senate capital budget proposal provides $11.8 million for the 42nd ...

Washington State Dept of Ecology twice says NO to North County Flooding Solutions…

Ecology Official: Sediment Removal is NOT an option to reduce flooding in the Nooksack Basin...  Confusion seems to rein on helping Whatcom County with solutions to its flood concerns.  Ecology Floodplain Mgmt Staff says No to a Sediment Removal option and then a department  "statement"    contradicting their own staff member  claims "all" options are available... Read on and listen to the PODCAST.  It begins at about 14:30 Minutes.  You Decide... Here is a ...

Ben Elenbaas Raises 32K since campaign began.

Here is a list of his PDC Contributions In a press release from the Ben Elenbaas for State Senate in the 42nd District campaign... the campaign states it has collected $32,000 for its campaign. He has also earned the "public endorsement of both conservative Whatcom County Councilmembers, Kathy Kershner and Tyler Byrd. More from the press release: Republicans in the 42nd face a set of very real challenges: In 2018, Democrats won the House seat ...

City of Blaine: Small Towns letter to state officials “might not represent the best solution”

Mayor of Blaine: Some of our council members felt very strongly that this letter might not represent the best solution. You Decide.   WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Some small city mayors in Whatcom County sent the following letter to the heads of 4 state agencies asking them to implement water management solutions addressing floods, drought and other problems that they say have damaged their communities in the past year.   From: January 28, 2022 ...

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