Community Group Continues Fight Against Warrant Served on their Facebook Page / Press Release, Redline Salish Sea

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Click the graphic to view the Red Line Salish Sea press release here.

July 27, 2017  Press Release, Redline Salish Sea
[Note from NWNW Admin, Dena Jensen: Please show up to show your support at the hearing to quash a third warrant issued against the Bellingham #nodapl Red Line Facebook page.
Where: Whatcom Superior Court, 311 Grand Ave, Bellingham, WA, 98225
When: July 31st at 8:30 AM in Department 3, 3rd floor.]

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Please vote in this primary election / Facebook post, Sj Robson

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10:04pm  July 23, 2017  Sandy Robson

Please vote in this primary election, and remind your family, friends and neighbors to vote too. If you live in Bellingham, when you vote for the City Council At-Large position, please vote for either Jean Layton or Roxanne Murphy. The Republican candidate running against them is Eric Bostrom.  [Eric Bostrom has been broadcasting hate speech on the streets of Bellingham for years and is now a candidate for office who is endorsed and supported financially by the Whatcom Republican Party.] Continue reading

Whatcom County Council turns down citizen input by ballot on eminent domain by pipeline companies / Facebook post, Noisy Waters Northwest

 

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The proposition to create an advisory ballot measure to be voted on in November to seek citizen input on eminent domain being used by oil pipeline companies did not pass at the Tuesday, July 25, County Council Meeting. Council Members Browne, Weimer, and Brenner abstained and Council Member Mann was absent, so the motion failed. Thank you to all who spoke to and wrote in to the County Council about this topic. Continue reading

City Council Member responses to the idea of changing the name of Pickett Bridge / Facebook Post, Noisy Waters Norhtwest

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July 25, 2017  Dena Jensen
I encourage people to read this opinion piece in The Western Front by Suzanna Leung, and take a look at the chart of Bellingham City Council Member responses to the idea of changing the name of Pickett Bridge, which is named for a Confederate General who, according to historian Leslie Gordon “was appalled by the notion of freeing slaves and arming black men to fight.”

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Pipeline Companies Want to use Eminent Domain to Force you to Allow Their Pipeline on Your Property / Facebook Post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

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Click the text graphic to read the full proposed resolution on the Whatcom County website.

5:01am  July 20, 2017  Wendy Harris

PUBLIC HEARING NEXT TUESDAY BEFORE COUNTY COUNCIL ON WHETHER THIS SHOULD GO ON BALLOT.

HASN’T THE THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY ENDANGERED PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY ENOUGH ALREADY? TELL COUNCIL WE DO NOT NEED OR WANT CHERRY POINT EXPANSION, MORE PIPELINES, MORE TRAINS AND MORE SHIPS.  Continue reading

Both Councils Ignore Jail Studies / NorthwestCitizen, Juliette Davis

Jul 15, 2017  Juliette Daniels

On Monday, July 10, The Vera Institute presented its preliminary data findings on the Whatcom County justice system at a special meeting of the Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force (IPRTF). It took months for the Vera Institute to obtain the necessary data on the County Jail population in 2016, but the results confirmed stunning racial disparities in the jailed population, as well as a sizable pre-trial population that could be significantly reduced with the use of evidence-based methods of incarceration prevention. Continue reading

Skagit officials stoke resentment of Swinomish pursuits of sovereignty and treaty promises / Noisy Waters Northwest, Sandy Robson

Elaine Willman autographing her book for an attendee, at her May 20, 2017, workshop held in Sedro Woolley, Wa.

July 8, 2017  Sandy Robson

Elaine Willman brought her anti-tribal sovereignty, anti-tribal treaty rights campaign to Skagit County, Washington, on May 20, 2017. She conducted what was billed as a “Workshop on Water & Property Rights: Resolving Conflicts With a Tribal Government,” that was held in a banquet room at the Tequila Azteca restaurant, in the city of Sedro-Woolley. Continue reading