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whatcom fallsWelcome to Noisy Waters Northwest! Many facts, figures, stories, and perspectives are, sadly, often unheralded in our local media in Whatcom County, Washington.  Click on the title of items on our picturesque story board for a refreshing splash of information that won’t be held back. If you prefer a list format click on the All Info Lists, here or the tab listed under Menu or next to our header. There is a search field on the list pages to search all information on this blog site. All posts note their categories of commentary or news related content. Continue reading

Until 8/5/2016, County’s GPT webpage could have given public the impression the proposed project was no longer in play / Letter to Whatcom County Executive, Sandy Robson

 

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Screenshot photo of what Whatcom County’s GPT webpage looked like prior to August 5th when the information was finally updated after citizens’ requests

August 28, 2016  Sandy Robson

–If you are opposed to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point you might want to check out my latest letter to Whatcom County. First is an excerpt from that letter that should give a very brief summary of what’s happening. My full letter with more details is shown below the excerpt. Continue reading

Council support requested RE: Call to Action from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota / Letter to the Whatcom County Council, Dena Jensen

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August 28, 2016  Dena Jensen
Today at 5:34 PM

Dear Whatcom County Council:

First, please accept my sincere gratitude for your efforts, that will help serve to safeguard the lands, waters, life forms, and historic, cultural and spiritual resources at Cherry Point, in issuing your emergency moratorium on the acceptance and processing of applications and permits for new or expanded facilities in the Cherry Point Urban Growth Area, while the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan Amendments to Chapter 2 Land Use, Cherry Point UGA, proposed by Council Member Weimer are being reviewed by the Whatcom County Planning Commission.

I am also writing you today to make sure you are aware of a Call to Action from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota, who oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline. Continue reading

TOTEM POLE JOURNEY COMMENCEMENT (Bellingham) / totempolejourney.com, Richard Jehn

The commencement event for Totem Pole Journey 2016 was held at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship on Thursday, August 18 at 7 pm. Shasta Cano-Martin, Secretary of the Lummi Indian Business Council, Roxanne Murphy, Bellingham City Council member, and Carl Weimer, Whatcom County Council member spoke, as did RE Sources for Sustainable Communities manager Matt Petryni, Lummi Nation Sovereignty and Treaty Protection Office staff member, Dr. Kurt Russo, and Lummi Nation Tribal members Fred Lane and Jewell James.

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A refutaton of your message RE Important Research results on the Lyden Tribune / Email to Lynden Tribune Editor Calvin Bratt from Bill Warner, Ph.D.

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Excerpt of Letter to the Editor, week of August 10, 2016 from the Lynden Tribune

 

August 20, 2016

NWNW Administrator’s note: The following email was sent by Dr. Bill Warner to Lynden Tribune Editor Calvin Bratt in response to Mr. Bratt’s August 15, 2016 email allegations, (The text of Mr. Bratt’s email is included in Bill Warner’s refutation email).  Mr. Bratt’s charges included this one: “What is truly shameful is this continual attack against me, Mike Lewis and the reputation of the Lynden Tribune. I am astonished that you keep this up.”  In addition to the emails included in this post, you can read Noisy Waters Northwest’s August 15, 2016 post of Dr. Warner’s email thread presenting  his continued research on what he has found to be Lynden Tribune’s Tea Party oriented editorial proclivities.
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A “Proclamation of Emergency” was considered for May 2016 Trump rally in Lynden / Facebook post, Sj Robson

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16 hrs  August 17, 2016  Sandy Robson

Remember the May, 7, 2016 Donald Trump rally at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden, that so far, has cost Whatcom County taxpayers approximately $130,000 in terms of law enforcement and agency response expenses?

Did you know that a “Proclamation of Emergency” (dated May 6, 2016) was prepared by Whatcom County’s Division of Emergency Management for County Executive Jack Louws to sign regarding the Trump rally? Continue reading

Temper Tantrum Taints City Council / NorthwestCitizen, Dick Conoboy and Anne Mackie

3 minsAfter three minutes at city council you are cooked – or else!.

[Note:  This article was written by NWCitizen regular contributor, Dick Conoboy and by Anne Mackie, a community activist for 50 years. Her first encounter with authoritarianism was in 1966 when a bucket of mop water was thrown out the window of the Federal Court House building on Magnolia St. at a group of anti-war protesters that she was part of.]

Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 3:13 am  //  Dick Conoboy

The August 8 evening meeting of the Bellingham City Council must be viewed (video here) if you want to see the direction the city is taking on stifling citizen involvement in planning for our future.

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