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 ...

The meeting after the flood: Government officials

The November 24th Meeting at Nooksack High School following the flooding event in North County brings several responses Click Here to help out with current needs   Whatcom County Government Version:A long 3 hour and 20 minute (The Fourth Corner watched the recorded version for this report) meeting on November 24th brought together Government officials and the community. Amidst high emotion the Government officials both elected and those holding various levels of ...

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 ...

Socialist Initiative Propositions in Bellingham draw $300,000 in Campaign Spending

How did the 4 Socialist Party Initiatives fare in the November Election Prop 1: The Rent Control Initiative lost by 333 votes. YES: 49.43% NO 50.56% Prop 2: Limiting what police can use as tools for Public Safety Passed by 4185 Votes YES 57.19% NO 42.80% Prop 3: Dictating that anyone doing business with the city will be restricted on how they manage relations with their employees Passed by 7995 Votes YES 63.14%  NO ...

Dori Monson show explores fraud in elections, OUR Opinion…

Dori Monson Listen to the Dori Monson Show weekday afternoons from noon – 3 p.m. on KIRO Radio, 97.3 FM. Subscribe to the podcast here.  You can go to the article here... The Dori Monson show (picked up on a two minute KOMO video  THIS IS NOT A DIRECT LINK and you will need to scroll down to:"WHAT'S AT STAKE ON ELECTION DAY ") and click the video just above the headline. The ...

Ferndale School District Equity Director Resigns

  Another School District Equity Person hits a snag. The education system is doing its best to be "Equity" sensitive and getting volunteers and actually hiring "Equity personnel" with little real background checking or due diligence of the applicants. The First one we ran across was a volunteer in the Tahoma School District.  This from a 770 KTTH story by Jason Rantz... The following from his article: A local school district’s equity team leader ...

Vote and use Drop Boxes Make Certain Your Ballot is Counted

************************************************************* 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... ************************************************************* ONLY APPROX 1 IN 4 REGISTERED VOTERS HAVE TURNED IN BALLOTS!!! ------------------------------------- Its the Last DAY to Vote in the general election. Ballots due by 8:00PM Election Night Drop off Ballot Box locations can ...

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 ...

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