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Water and the Nooksack Flooding solution

Whatcom farmers share Whatcom mayors’ concern over Ecology’s misleading statements, stalled collaboration... (LYNDEN, Wash.) Whatcom Family Farmers agrees with the mayors of five Whatcom cities, who are expressing their concerns about the Washington Department of Ecology’s troubling efforts to promote a harmful legal action against local water users, rather than support an inclusive, collaborative process to reach comprehensive solutions. In a June 14 letter to Ecology director Laura Watson, the local mayors suggest the ...

Snake River Dam Insanity Will Destroy Washington Prosperity

Inslee: On the one hand destroy our dams... on the other hand manage "our fragile grid" While energy prices are reaching new highs, Governor Inslee is continuing his bipolar and ill-conceived efforts at “transforming” the energy grid in Washington state. On one hand, he appears to support destroying the Snake River dams and removing eight percent of our hydroelectric power. On the other hand, in a campaign email, he predicts a summer of blackouts, ...

County Executive plans to bring Gun Control Resolution before Council in Coming Weeks

Executive Report for Council Meeting of June 7, 2022 Satpal S Sidhu Good Evening Council and Whatcom County Residents, I would like to talk about sensible gun laws. Today Mathew McConaughey addressed this very issue to our Federal lawmakers asking them to honor their moral obligations instead of party affiliations. We all want gun laws that make sense and will make it very difficult for sick people to obtain military style assault weapons. The current ...

New WA Building Codes Will Deepen the Housing Crisis

Got Housing? New Building Codes will deepen the Housing Crisis.   Last week, in “Welcome to the Board”, we discussed boards, their duties and responsibilities (what do boards do). In addition to the common boards that you are familiar with, like school boards, there are many administrative boards that have been given rule or code making responsibilities by the state legislature. The Washington State Building Code Council (SBCC) is one of these powerful unelected ...

Welcome to the Board by Nancy Churchill Dangerous Rhetoric

Welcome to the Board   Last month, in a column titled “Blow the Battle Horn!” I encouraged readers to get involved in the culture war and push back against the rule of “experts”.  I wrote “You can give in to ‘the experts’ or you can exercise your civic duty to fight for the liberties defined in our constitution. This is a war of ideas, of words, of conversations, of education, of culture.” (https://bit.ly/38S2SMR) In ...

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 ...

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 ...

Is politics a beast or a system? Become a mechanic…

A year end report from 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.       Do you think of politics as an uncontrollable monster? Is it an unstoppable beast you have no hope of influencing? Is it a Goliath? Do you want to ignore politics, and just live your own life?  ...

The Party of Scrooge loves Inflation and Taxes

The Party of Scrooge loves Inflation and Taxes: Guest Writer Nancy Churchill It has become clear that the progressive movement has transformed the Democratic party into the “Party of Scrooge.” At the national level, Democratic policies like runaway deficit spending, out-of-control theft and crime, a broken transportation system, open national borders, racist education policies and “climate justice” tax policies have created the highest inflation rate in 39 years, empty store shelves, and declining IQ ...

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