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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 ...

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 ...

Senate Democrat Leader Fails in getting ruling to stop Senator Sefzik Speech on the Floor of State Senate.

Legislature's youngest member riffs from Ben Franklin to Darth Vader On Wednesday February 15th Senator Simon Sefzik of the 42nd District stood up to speak for an amendment to Senate Bill 5909.  The Bill was brought forth to rein in the Governor's powers during an emergency.  Senator Sefzik was speaking in favor of an amendment to make the bill even stronger and was called to task by the Leader of the Democrats Andy Billig ...

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 ...

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