In this photo of Bellingham as seen from the bay and dated approximately 1876, you can see the Pickett House at the center, just below the trees.
Another issue on my agenda, and apparently mine alone, is cattle fences around streams and creeks.
Sounds like a good idea, right? Cows degrade water and if we keep cows out of our waters, it will help water quality. Except for one small problem. Continue reading
Hey, how about a new feature on the Hawk called Stupid Planning Tricks? Post a video here [in the Whatcom Hawk Facebook group] showing how dumb a planning decision is, whether it is for the comp. plan [Comprehensive Plan] or CAO [Critical Areas Ordinance] update, an existing ordinance, a Hearing Examiner decision, etc.
I will go first. Continue reading
Wed, Mar 09, 2016, 10:20 pm David Camp
The Portland-Montreal pipeline was opened in 1941 to carry mostly Venezuelan crude offloaded from freighters in South Portland, Maine, to refineries in Montreal.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Tim Johnson
MAP AND TERRITORY: Remarking on the refusal of the Republican Senate to hold hearings to consider appointments to the Supreme Court of the United Sates—as outlined under Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution— President Barack Obama observed, “I’m amused when I hear people claim to be strict interpreters of the Constitution suddenly reading into it a whole series of provisions that are not there.” […] Continue reading
Don’t believe everything you read in the agenda
Tue, Mar 08, 2016, 1:47 pm Tip Johnson
Author’s Note: I was wrong and owe the prosecutor an apology. I’m sorry. I am told on good authority that the header designating the Chief Deputy Prosecutor on the draft revision was in fact a pagination carry-over from the footer of the previous page. Further, my source reveals that the edits referenced below actually originated from new council member Todd Donovan. Perhaps he can explain?
Tonight’s County Council meeting is starting to look like the shootout at the O.K. Corral.
The prosecutor Todd Donovan has apparently reacted badly to the County Council taking a leadership role to guide jail planning efforts following the defeat of the county’s proposed sales tax levy last November. Continue reading
Tuesday March 8, 2016
For Immediate Release Racial Justice Coalition
Bellingham, WA- In solidarity with other communities throughout Washington, individuals in Bellingham came out for a peaceful procession on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 3:00pm to call for police accountability, to bring an end to the dangerous practice of racial profiling, and to recognize people who fell victim to police brutality, causing injury or death. Continue reading
If you click the graphic link above you can page back and forth between the three proposed Whatcom County Jail planning resolutions up for review by the county council tonight.
March 8, 2016 Dena Jensen
Former candidate for Whatcom County Executive in the November 2016 election, and human rights activist, Joy Gilfilen alerted people on Facebook today about resolutions regarding jail planning that are up for review by the Whatcom County Council tonight, March 8, 2016. Continue reading
Tue, Mar 08, 2016, 12:36 am John Servais
Open and transparent government is becoming a mantra that city, county, port and state governments like to boast they believe in. Ahh, but what is transparent and open?
I respect this author and he is usually right about things, but this time, he could not be more off the mark. And it reflects not just an unhealthy environment, it reflects an unhealthy culture and way of viewing the biosphere. And it explains why most of our restoration efforts simply fail. Continue reading