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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. There is a search page to search all information on this blog site. All posts note their categories of commentary or news related content. Continue reading

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Notes from the 11/28/17 Riveters Collective Live event: Waterfront AMA with Pinky Vargas and Michael Shepard / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access the hour long video on Facebook of the AMA event on the Bellingham Waterfront with Bellingham City Council Member Pinky Vargas, and Port of Bellingham Commissioner-elect Michael Shepard


 December 1, 2017  Dena Jensen

Over the last number of months, local civic action group, the Riveters Collective has held a number of Ask Me Anything (AMA) events with candidates who were running for office during the 2017 election season and also held some of these events focusing on issues of high public interest.  For these events, members of the Riveters Collective Facebook group can submit questions in the comment section under the event to ask candidates or people with specific expertise on designated issues. On the date of the event many of those questions get answered.  Sometimes answers continue to come in over the course of the days soon following the event. Continue reading

Appeals Court Denies Discretionary Review and Motion to Stay Execution of Warrant / Press Release, Red Line Salish Sea

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November 21, 2017  Red Line Salish Sea

Whatcom County prosecutors plan to profit $2000 a day is racist and anti-Indigenous.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On November 17, 2017

Dear friends of the Red Line Salish Sea,

I must bring you all problematic news that the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington ruled against our motion to appeal the warrant to search the information on the Indigenous led Facebook page the Red Line Salish Sea (Formerly the Bellingham NoDapl Coalition). Continue reading

Bellingham Activist Group Continues Fight to Protect Privacy / Press Release, Red Line Salish Sea

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November 16, 2017  Red Line Salish Sea

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!
Contact: Maru Mora Villalpando 206-251-6658
November 16th, 2017
Bellingham Activist Group Continues Fight to Protect Privacy; Invites Courtroom Attendance to Appeal Hearing
Facebook challenges Bellingham warrant to submit private data while in appeal
Bellingham, WA

On Tuesday, November 4th, 2017, the Whatcom County Court’s respect for freedom of speech and association was called into question once again. Approximately forty supporters of the Indigenous led group the Red Line Salish Sea formerly the Bellingham #NoDAPL Coalition filled the courtroom to demand fair justice.

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Ending homelessness in our community by 2020 / Letter to Bellingham City and Whatcom County Councils, Dena Jensen

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Click the graphic to view Jim Peterson’s video response to a question from Whatcom County Council Member Ken Mann regarding solutions to ending homeless camp sweeps

November 15, 2017  Dena Jensen

Dear Whatcom County Council and Bellingham City Council:

I am writing to encourage all of you council members forward in actions toward ending homelessness in Bellingham and Whatcom County. This week, a post was shared in the Riveter’s Collective Facebook group alerting people to a new Facebook page called Stop the Sweeps Bellingham. HomesNow. Not Later. President Jim Peterson wrote the description for that page, which is as follows:  Continue reading

You did NOT “Stand Down” – Rejection of the Jail Sales Tax / Letter to the Editor, Irene Morgan

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November 12, 2017  Irene Morgan, Founder, Restorative Community Coalition

Acknowledgement

A hardy THANK YOU to everyone who stood tall in opposition to the now defunct jail tax – Proposition 2017- 6.  You did NOT “Stand Down”, it was NOT a “Done Deal”, the “Ship had NOT Sailed”, the “Train is STILL in the Station” and it was NOT “a waste of our time”!  The voters said NO, with an even greater margin – again! Continue reading

U.S.-Canada to Test Cross-border Communication for Disaster Response Here In Whatcom County / Whatcom Unified Emergency Management, John Gargett

November 9, 2017  John Gargett

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and Canada Department of National Defence’s Centre for Security Science will conduct the fifth Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE V) from Nov. 15 to 16, 2017. […]

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