Outgoing 42nd LD Rep. Vincent Buys rings out the old year with H-2A malarky

Click the image to access audio of the December 29, 2018 KGMI Saturday Morning Live radio show featuring outgoing WA 42nd LD Representative Vincent Buys

January 6, 2018 Dena Jensen

On December 29, 2018 KGMI Saturday Morning Live show radio host, former Whatcom Tea Party board member, and current Common Threads Northwest board member Kris Halterman interviewed outgoing Washington state 42nd LD Representative Vincent Buys. Democratic candidate Sharon Shewmake defeated Rep. Buys in the November 2018 election. Ms. Halterman had him on the show to talk about plans he has made for his future after leaving his elected office and what community issues he thinks will continue to be important here in Whatcom County in the year ahead.

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There’s no home in leadership for David McEachran or Doug Ericksen / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Left, rendition of a photo of Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney David McEachran from the Whatcom County Website. Right, rendition of a photo of Senator Doug Ericksen from a recent campaign mailer.

October 18, 2018  Dena Jensen

In regards to homeless issues, it is lucky that we will be replacing County Prosecuting Attorney David McEachran this election season because he seems to be spreading a perspective about statistics regarding crimes involving “transients” in our community that is biased towards assuming the criminal intent of people who are traveling through Whatcom County.  Continue reading

Fire Doug #33 / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access Vote Smart’s information on Doug Ericksen’s vote on HB 3003

September 27, 2018  Dena Jensen

Day #33 of Doug’s Got to Go posts intends to initiate a series of days that focus on some of Senator Ericksen’s unpallatable votes in our Washington State Legislature. I’ll start with a more recent one today and go backwards as we get closer to the election. We may have interruptions to the series now and then for some other appalling thing Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen does between now and the November Election. Oh, and up-close to election day, I will try to do some recaps of all the reasons amassed of why it will be so wonderful to fire Doug by the deadline of the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Continue reading

Fire Doug #32 / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click on the graphic to access the July 22, 2018 Seattle Times article, “Facing pressure, Washington State lawmaker unblocks constituents from his Facebook page

September 26, 2018  Dena Jensen

For our 32nd day of Doug’s Got to Go posts, we pay tribute to the 15 people who were bold, yet polite in their commenting, and were blocked by Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen from his Public Figure @SenEricksen Facebook page and subsequently signed onto a letter, along with around 60 more people, mostly constituents.

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Fire Doug #31 / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access The Bellingham Herald article, “DNR cuts chances of Cherry Point pier, honor Lummi Nation request to protect land”

September 25, 2018  Dena Jensen

Since our community has worked so hard together to prevent the very real and toxic threat of a 48 million ton coal terminal here, our day #31 post presents a particularly disgusting deed of our current 42nd LD Senator that definitely designates why Doug’s Got to Go. Continue reading

Fire Doug #30 / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access the March 9, 2018 All Point Bulletin article, “Behind the scene of public records bill veto”

September 24, 2018  Dena Jensen

Here comes post #30 for why Doug’s Got to Go. This is one for the category of the numerous noticeably unpopular votes that Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen has made as our representative for the 42nd Legislative District.  Continue reading

Fire Doug #29 / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access the 9/24/2018 Seattle Times editorial, “Lawmaker out of order to approve of a sham foreign election”

September 23, 2018

Perfect timing for this editorial, that came out today in The Seattle Times, to contribute to day 29 of our Doug’s Got to Go posts. It offers a third day in a row of reasons why Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen’s judgement cannot be trusted, among other ways his judgement cannot be trusted, in relation to his numerous trips to Cambodia.  Continue reading