Water Issue: Is Gov. Inslee really committed to water and fish recovery during drought?

Farmers troubled as Gov. Inslee sends mixed messages on his commitment to water, fish recovery during worsening drought Despite saying state cannot continue to “push snooze” on climate crisis, Inslee supports multi-decade delay in water management and fish recovery work in key WA river basin... Dillon Honcoop from Save Family Farming EVERSON, Wash. - As farmers come together and voice their continuing commitment to helping solve water management issues and recovering endangered ...

The Fourth Corner: “Our Primary 2021 Election Picks”

This post is an Opinion piece.  According to the Whatcom County Auditor's office Approximately 7% of the Registered Voters Ballots in have been received by the Auditor.  Please turn in your ballot... Ballot box locations are here. If you have any questions about your ballot or if you have not received your ballot click this link OR Call this number:360-778-5102.   Our Picks: If you disagree with these picks make sure YOU cast your ...

“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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Our Town, USA VS Leftist

Our Town, USA, City Government vs Leftists       Author Sue Runyan I worked. I retired. I expected to read books, go for walks and grow old.  I am succeeding at the last.  But there is still work to be done. I love my Country. By S. Runyan May 2021. Candidate filing week began on May 17.  Odd year numbers see’s our state focusing on local and municipal elections, City councils, ...

As Time Progresses: A story of COVID recovery

  Talk Show Host Ashley Butenschoen talks Spring football at Lynden High School with Coach Van Dalen and one of the players... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Cause of Divide: As time progresses, we all have become united in one element of life. That unification is derived from the year long lockdown that we have all been living through. This year we have all learned how to live life in a unique and different matter, working from ...

Water Problem Litigation vs Community Consensus Part 2: Community Consensus

Litigation vs Consensus In contrast to adjudication The Whatcom Family farmers submit the following: From their website Alternatives to Adjudication Provide a Better Path Forward for Our Community In response to the state Department of Ecology’s ongoing request to the state legislature for funding to begin the process of an adjudication in the Nooksack Basin, Whatcom Family Farmers has sent a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the budget committees ...

Water Litigation vs Community Consensus Part 1: Litigation

  Background: Marlene Dawson is a former Whatcom County Council member who served from 1994-2002.  When Marlene tried to address the lack of ‘tribal Marlene Dawson water rights’, the Lummi tribal officials asserted her a racist for her historical positions on tribal issues.  At the same time, the Bellingham Herald asserted her as divisive. Marlene has never ignored continuous individual native property rights, which would hold a senior water right under State ...

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