Overseeing the fight for civilian oversight to protect immigrants and people of color in Bellingham / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Graphics show one postcard front side (top), and multiple reverse/message sides of postcards sent to Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville by community members in June of 2017

May 23, 2018  Dena Jensen

The following report offers information gained through a public records request I made of the City of Bellingham on January 18, 2018.

Protecting vulnerable members of our community is a shared responsibility that none of us should take lightly. As much as government agencies may strive for and purport transparency, it is generally human nature to not be able to recognize our own flaws and, if others point them out, to do our best to excuse them or deny that this flaw, which another person sees, is really there.

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Lynden “Tea Party” Tribune continues its long-standing policy of exclusively promoting Republican and Tea Party views / Research and commentary, Bill Warner, Ph.D.

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August 15, 2016  Bill Warner, Ph.D.
Dear Neighbors,

As a long-time subscriber to the Lynden Tribune and a concerned citizen, I continue to research the Tribune’s editorial/forum pages and “news” pages and the clear conclusion is that: Lynden “Tea Party” Tribune continues its long-standing policy of exclusively promoting Republican and Tea Party views.  Calvin Bratt and Michael Lewis have no interest in publishing any Community Forum columns or letters to the editor that favor Democrats or progressives. Continue reading

What Do Coal Port Interests’ Clear Choices Mean? / Coal Stop, Sandy Robson

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10/23/2015 Facebook comment by Clear Ballot Choices (Pacific International Terminals LLC) Campaign Manager and Committee Chair Ron Reimer after the date the PAC registered with the PDC.

October 26, 2015  Sandy Robson

News broke this past weekend in Whatcom County about a last minute coal terminal-funded PAC, formed by Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) applicant Pacific International Terminals LLC, to support Charter Review Commission-generated Props 1, 2, and 3, and to oppose citizen-proposed Prop 9, placed on the November election ballot, via ordinance, by the Whatcom County Council. The PAC is named Clear Ballot Choices (Pacific International Terminals, LLC). Continue reading

Rewind to Gary Jensen 2009: Don’t Bankrupt Ferndale / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Excerpt from the Thursday, November 19, 2009 “Rome: Before The Autumn” blog post on Don’t Bankrupt Ferndale

October 16, 2015  Dena Jensen

While the Don’t Bankrupt Ferndale blog site may not have stayed active long, it was just long enough to get a couple posts on record about Mayor Gary Jensen’s involvement in the hugely expensive Ferndale Police Station and Ferndale Library projects that were on the burner in 2009.  Continue reading