Whatcom farmers call for immediate Nooksack flood, water solutions

Critical projects will protect families, fish and farms – but will require community-wide collaboration By Rich Appel, President, Whatcom Family Farmers Families across Whatcom County devastated by November’s flooding disaster in the Nooksack River Basin need our help with more than just putting their lives back together. It is urgent that we come together as a local community and do everything we can to keep a tragedy like this from ever happening again. As ...

Answers to questions by 3 candidates to Fill Sen Ericksen’s seat.

Three Choices for Senate Answer Council Questions...   The 3 Choices of the Whatcom County Republican Party to replace Senator Doug Ericksen have submitted their responses to the Whatcom County Council. They Submitted their Resume's and Answers to the Council's belated questions. Delay for North County and the 42nd District Representation in the Senate could have been avoided. The Council delayed the selection of a State Senator in time for the start of the ...

Unannounced “Progressive” Questions for Final Three Choices for Senator’s Seat.

Rud Browne presented the following questions unannounced to the public at the January 4th meeting which was scheduled to Replace Senator Doug Ericksen. Some political people are calling these "Summer campaign got ya questions" And are set up to cause further delay in the process of needed representation. Much of what he says is not in the purvey of the Council. Questions for LD42 State Senate Candidates: As the outcome of the last Senate ...

ACTION: Whatcom County Republican Party Responds to Council Delay

We are asking citizens to reach out to the County Council Members (email provided below with talking points following) to urge them to vote without further delay for one of the three nominees to the senate seat vacated by Senator Doug Ericksen. Today in special session, the Whatcom County Council, contrary to its own resolution to select a senator today to replace the seat vacated by the death of Sen. Doug Ericksen, voted to ...

EXTRA: Liberal Majority Council makes law on the fly… Take Action!!

In a Political move Whatcom Council leaves flood victims and winter storm victims unrepresented in State Senate... Broken Promise leaves vacuum in state Senate. Feeling grows Council will "Stonewall" the appointment even after Tuesday January 11th. Leaving Whatcom County unrepresented. WCRP: Take Action with the County Council... Click Here. Barry Buchanan Carol Frazey In a nasty piece of political theatre the liberal majority on the Whatcom County Council has stopped ...

A Republic “If you can Keep it”

A republic, if you can keep it: Guest Writer Nancy Churchill The Constitutional Convention of 1787 was held in strict secrecy. Anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Mr. Franklin, what form of government have you given us?” His reply: “A republic, madam, if you can keep it.” Link Here... Dangerous Rhetoric by Nancy Churchill     Nancy ...

Mayor Fleetwood’s Edict cost 23 City Employees their Jobs. Four More also terminated…

Mayor fires 23 due to his COVID vaccination Mandate Executive Order, 4 Others were terminated for State Level Mandate Non-compliance. The city of Bellingham was sixth among Whatcom County’s top 10 employers in 2020, according to a report from Western Washington University’s Center of Economic and Business Research. Bellingham City Hall In a sweeping layoff; Employees were fired with little considerations for the replacements, attached training cost or the reduction of Public ...

Legislative District Redistricting: New map for Whatcom County: 42nd district

Commission misses deadline by a few hours: Supreme Court Says Continue the Process.   The four person state Commission finished their redistrict plan a few hours late and the maps had to go to the Washington State Supreme Court to make the decision on the State Redistricting Commission's work. In a unanimous decision here ;the court gave the go ahead to continue the process. Already delayed by the Biden administration which could not complete ...

Dangerous Rhetoric: Address Emergency Powers Act…

Time to Address the Emergency Powers Act   On Feb. 29, 2020, utilizing the Emergency Powers Act, Governor Jay Inslee issued Proclamation 20-05 declaring a state of emergency for COVID-19 (bit.ly/3Glp8tL). As of Dec. 5, 2021, that’s 646 days of “emergency”. 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.       An "Emergency ...

Redistrict Lines in Whatcom County Set for County Council

County Council Redistricting Committee concluded their deliberations on Wednesday Dec 1st and came up with the following Map. Modeled after the State of  Washington Redistricting methodology The members of the County committee consisted of two voting members from each Political Party and a chair who ran the meetings but had no vote in the resulting map or committee work. The committee members were: Charlie Crabtree Mike Estes Stephen Jackson Gary Jensen - Chair Jeremiah Ramsey ...

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