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Welcome 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

Impacted Communities to Question Candidates for Whatcom County Prosecutor / Press Release, Whatcom Civil Rights Project, and others

 

 

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July 12, 2018  Whatcom Civil Rights Project, Racial Justice Coalition, Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, Red Line Salish Sea, Homes Now, Latino Advocacy, Imagine No Kages, Black Lives Matter Bellingham, NWDC Resistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Bellingham, WA- A coalition of impacted communities will host the first ever forum for the candidates for the office of Whatcom County Prosecutor organized by communities of color and advocates for the poor. Candidates James Erb and Eric Richey will participate. This forum was organized since the race for the office of Whatcom County Prosecutor is a very important one for local communities of color and impacted people. Continue reading

Court Slashes Fine for WA Farm Where Worker Died / Public News Service, Suzanne Potter

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June 20, 2018  Suzanne Potter

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Farm-labor advocacy groups are furious after a District Court judge in Bellingham slashed the fine to $35,000 on Tuesday for a berry farm accused of unsafe working conditions, after a worker there collapsed and died last August.

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Sarbanand Farms shamelessly mitigates fine after worker dies on their farm / Press Release, Community to Community Development

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June 18, 2018 Press release, Community to Community Development

For Immediate Release: Bellingham, WA June 18th, 2018

What: hearing to rule on the mitigation of health & safety violations

When: Tuesday 8:30 am

Where: Whatcom County Courthouse, 4th Floor

Rally in front of Courthouse,  311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham, WA.

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Tiny homes video portrays lives being saved in Eugene, OR / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access the video “Tiny Homes For A Growing Epidemic,” posted on the Road Trip: Listen To America Facebook page

June 13, 2018  Dena Jensen

OpportUnity Village is one project of Square One Villages, an organization whose projects benefit people experiencing homelessness, and that believes, “that everyone deserves a safe and stable place to call home.” Based in Eugene, Oregon, the organization which hosts three separate tiny home projects, says on their website About Us page, “SquareOne seeks to bridge the often insurmountable gap between the street and conventional housing with a variety of simple, cost-effective housing options.”

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Whatcom nonprofit forms to end homelessness and create homes — now! / Real Change, Jim Peterson

 

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June 13th, 2018  Jim Peterson
Opinion

Whatcom County is nestled between the Salish Sea, Mount Baker and Canada, about 100 miles north of Seattle. By most accounts, it is an idyllic location: a university town (Bellingham), agriculture, outdoor recreation, a beautiful climate. But it has problems too, including ever-increasing homelessness.

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After the June 5, 2018 Port of Bellingham Commission meeting / Letter to the Port Commissioners, Dena Jensen

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Click on the graphic to listen to the section of the June 5, 2018 Port of Bellingham Commission meeting regarding Action Item #2

June 8, 2018  Dena Jensen

Dear Port of Bellingham Commissioners:

I have been able to listen to almost all of the June 5, 2018 Port Commission meeting.

I want to thank Port Commissioners for deferring until early fall of 2018, any vote on authorizing the Executive Director to enter into agreements with event organizers to close Port parks and hold private events for up to three uses per year.

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