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
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
June, 30 2018 Sandy Robson
Content Warning: Some of the photos attached are vulgar and/or offensive.
There are four candidates running for Whatcom County Council At-Large position B. Those candidates include two Democrats; Aaron Thomas and Carol Frazey, and two Republicans; Eric Bostrom and Mike Petoom.
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.
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.
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.”
June 13th, 2018 Jim Peterson
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.
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.