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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Fire Doug #14 / Noisy Waters Northwest

 

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Click the graphic to access the Noisy Waters Northwest post, “Senator Doug Ericksen: “…in my capacity, I couldn’t be lobbying for just one state”

September 8, 2018  Dena Jensen

Today makes two full weeks of Doug’s Got to Go posts. Oh yes, I am seeing if the list of Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen’s offensive actions and threats to our planet will take us all the way to Election Day 2018 when we get to fire him. So here we are on day 14, reminding ourselves of an appearance by Senator Erickson on a May 2, 2017 broadcast of Dillon Honcoop’s Morning Show on KGMI. Continue reading

On the Take / Salish Sea Maritime, Jay Taber

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[NWNW Admin’s Note: This post by Jay Taber on Salish Sea Maritime points us to some historical material with which to gain perspective on the current smear campaigns against Whatcom and Skagit County farm worker and immigrant advocacy groups like Community to Community Development and the farm worker union Familias Unidas por la Justicia, along with campaigns against grassroots social and environmental justice group, Redline Salish Sea, and the non-profit environmental advocacy group RE Sources for Sustainable Communities. 

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Supposed “non-partisan” event paid for by the Whatcom County Republican Party PAC / Facebook post, Sj Robson

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November 7, 2017  Sandy Robson

Today, I was perusing the Public Disclosure Commission website reports filed recently by the Whatcom County Republican Party PAC (“Whatcom Republicans”). I noticed there were two Expenditure reports filed that showed the Whatcom Republicans paid $358.08 on October 9, 2017, and $214.08 on October 27, 2017, to Meridian High School.

Those two dates seemed to correlate with two events I remembered which were: the October 5, 2017 “County-wide Candidate Forum,” and the October 19, 2017 “Wake-Up Whatcom County Rally!” both held at Meridian High School.  Continue reading

Do you believe in fate? Recent Doug Ericksen FOIA records finally received / Facebook post, Sj Robson

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EPA Earnings and Leave Statement for Doug Ericksen, period ending 03/18/2017

May 11, 2017  Sandy Robson

On March 20, 2017, I submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records relating to Washington state Senator Doug Ericksen, who was appointed by the Trump Administration to a Senior Adviser position with the EPA, which started on January 21, 2017. I have been checking daily on the FOIA website under my registered account to see if the records I requested were released, but each time I looked, my request would still display the following: “No records have been released.”  Continue reading

A Tea Party by any other name / Noisy Waters Northwest, Sandy Robson

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March 26, 2016  Sandy Robson

The Whatcom Tea Party is ostensibly defunct.  A March 12, 2017, email newsletter sent by the Whatcom Tea Party’s “Town Crier,” to the group’s email mailing list subscribers, stated in part:

“It is with some regret, but also the knowledge that it was a great catalyst, that the Whatcom Tea Party closed its doors effective January 27, 2017, so that we can continue to move forward with our new projects. The tea party lives on, but with new names and new organizations.

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