The Power of your Voice: Ferndale Donkey Basketball Controversy is Delivered across the Nation / Noisy Waters Northwest

 

February 19, 2016  Dena Jensen

When some Whatcom County citizens discovered it toward the end of the first week in February, people began to speak up in protest about the donkey basketball event scheduled at Ferndale High School in Washington on February 13, 2016 to benefit the local chapter of the Future Farmers of America.  By the ending of the second week, news of Ferndale school officials moving forward with the event despite opposition from animal advocates who were concerned for the welfare of the donkeys, spread from way up north in Washington state, across the continent, and all the way down south to Florida. Continue reading

Anchor-chain activists face hefty fines /Northwest Citizen, Ralph Schwartz

Chiara D’Angelo works from her computer Monday, Feb. 15 at the Community Food Co-op in Bellingham. D’Angelo said she spends about 75 percent of her time working on finishing her degree at Fairhaven College, and 25 percent working on her case challenging a Coast Guard fine. Photo by Ralph Schwartz

Thu, Feb 18, 2016, 4:01 am  Ralph Schwartz

Combined, Chiara D’Angelo and Matt Fuller spent 88 hours last spring on the anchor chain of the Arctic Challenger. Continue reading

Building permit problems with the Rojszas: July 29, 2010 Public Record / Facebook post, Walter Haugen

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2 hrs  February 18, 2016  Walter Haugen

Here is a page of notes from Jori Burnett, Community Development Director, City of Ferndale. It is dated July 29, 2010 and comes from a public records request. It concerns a discussion with Richard Langabeer, the general counsel for the City of Ferndale, on the building permit problems with the Rojszas. Continue reading

Ferndale told not to stand in way of Rojszas making needed improvements / Facebook post, Walter Haugen

discover ferndale clocktower9 mins  February 17, 2016  Walter Haugen

I was in the courtroom in support of the Rojszas on Feb. 12th. The article writer here [on Discover Ferndale at this link: https://www.discoverferndale.com/clock-tower-builder-survives-another-round-in-court/ ] makes it seem that the City won a victory against those “damn foreigners.” Continue reading