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Freedom Caucus says Fire the Governor

 "Political agenda on Managing COVID makes us all less safe" :Freedom Caucus.          Senators call for the resignation of Gov Inslee...                               Oct. 19, 2021   As thousands are fired under Inslee decree, Senate Freedom Caucus calls on governor to resign Mass-termination event is last straw -- senators cite failure of leadership Thousands of state employees get ax ...

4th Corner Recommendations November Election 2021

************************************************************* Ballots are out Remember to Vote!!! Ballot Drop Locations: Whatcom County... Ballot Drop Locations: Skagit County... Ballot Drop Locations: Island County... not found Ballot Drop Locations: San Juan County... Ballot Drop Locations: Snohomish County... Ballot Drop Locations: Clallam County... ************************************************************* Our writer/contributor John Lesow added this; we think its relevant information. To the Editor at the Fourth Corner: Alan Rhodes, Cascadia Weekly's self-appointed "Mr. Cranky" doesn't like County Council candidate Kamal Bhachu. He dismisses Bhachu ...

See all endorsements AND School Board races in the Fourth Corner Show great Interest

Several issues have increased interest in local school board races. Make sure you know what the facts are. In the 5 counties in the Northwest Corner of the state there is more than average interest in the School Board Races. From Male/Female bathrooms to Sex Education to Critical Race Theory and the COVID pandemic schools are facing several challenges on keeping their focus on the traditional goals of Student learning and Teachers training to ...

The Fourth Corner and Common Threads are Sponsors for 2021 Candidate Forum

All County Election Forum Replay this informative forum here! (click arrow) The is a streamed live and Live In-Person Event and will be in Compliance with all COVID restrictions. Ferndale Event Center professionals have been very helpful in setting up the center for the live event.  All candidates have been invited.  We look forward to a great evening of candidate information and outreach. During the COVID pandemic many of our candidates and officeholders; with the ...

Rural vs Urban The growth management act after COVID

Editor’s Note: Local writer and volunteer contributor to water issues and The Fourth Corner has a take on our current pandemic. Thanks Molly Crocker. Author Molly Crocker I am blessed with what I believe is a sanctified optimism. I wasn’t able to buy non-perishable foods yesterday when I went shopping, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to do that soon. Grocery stores are having a great March! -----------------------------------------------------------------Why Rural Dwelling is Essential for ...

Unemployment checks sent out dramatically reduced at end of Federal Aid

The Employment Security Department's weekly report shows a continuing drastic reduction of those receiving unemployment checks on a week to week basis.   Federal benefit programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) as well as the additional $300 per week for most claimants, expired the week ending Sept. 4, 2021 The week ending Sept 11, 2021... 180,372 people were receiving an unemployment Working in Construction check.  Because ...

Whatcom Auditor one of three sued in Washington for alleged election irregularities

Whatcom County Auditor faces Civil Suit Concerning 2020 Election Processes Diana Bradrick Whatcom County Auditor Whatcom County and Auditor Diana Bradrick have been sued by the "Washington Election Integrity Coalition United" a non-profit corporation for: VERIFIED COMPLAINT FOR EQUAL RIGHTA PROTECTION; VIOLATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS; EQUITABLE RELIEF; INJUNCTIVE RELIEF; DECLARATORY RELIEF; PUBLIC RECORDS ACTION TO COMPEL BALLOT PRODUCTION   The Auditor has been served with the suit and referred all questions to ...

Aug 30 event draws hundreds at Bellewood acres.

A large group of concerned people gathered at the Guide Meridian at Bellewood Acres in Laurel.   WeWill Whatcom was one of the organizers and their goal is stated: WE Will…. is a non-partisan community group that seeks to ensure American Citizens are informed, educated and inspired to act in order to protect their economic rights and the civil liberties guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. Guest Speakers spoke for about an hour and a ...

Guest Writer Pushes Back Against Cascadia Weekly

Author takes umbrage with Cascadia Weekly take on the Primary Election.   Guest Writer Local Activist G.David Bock   It would seem there are some mis-conceptions in your recent 'The Gristle' that could use corrections.  (I'm assuming such were not intended distortions or mis-information.) https://www.cascadiaweekly.com/cw/currents/primary_to_the_left   1) Don't assume everyone in Bellingham is Leftists and Regressives.  There are a sizable number still residing there whom are Conservative and "middle of the road" ...

Breaking: “Walk Out Wednesday” draws crowd at Peace Health Facility

A short notice event at 11:40AM on Wed. August 11th called "Walk Out Wednesday" drew a large crowd on the side walks and areas around Peace Health Bellingham on Squalicum and Ellis Street.   Organized by the "We Will" and "Be Brave" organizations the crowd was peaceful and respectful. "We do NOT want to fill up the hospital parking lot with cars, only peaceful people with signs to support the staff who are being coerced ...

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