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Citizen Journalism: Current Status of Whatcom County’s Water Resource Planning Program

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Minutes and opinion piece from the Whatcom County Planning Unit work over the previous month. This information has been submitted and provided to Common Threads NW from the combined works of Skip Richards and Roger Almskaar. Current Status of Whatcom County’s Water Resource Planning Program This report is the first in a monthly series. It will summarize the background and …

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Citizen Journalism: Planning Unit Meeting May 9th, 2018

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The following meeting minutes were provided by a CTNW Citizen Journalist. PU – GFC Meeting – Draft Meeting Notes; BIAW Conference Room (1650 Baker Creek Pl., Bellingham, WA 98226), May 9, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm Attendees: Kurt Baumgarten, Linda Twitchell, Henry Bierlink, Rebecca Schlotterback, Ander Russell, Shannon Moore, Fred Likkel, Dan Eisses, Paul Isaacson, John Mercer, Skip Richards, Gary Stoyka, Cliff Strong, Becky Peterson …

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Citizen Journalism: Port of Bellingham May 1, 2018

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The meeting was called to order by President Ken Bell at 4:30 pm.  Vice President Bobby Briscoe and Secretary Michael Shepard were in attendance. No comments were made during the public comment period. Minutes for the April 17th meeting were approved. Seven consent items were approved without comment.  They included: The consent to assignment of fueling premises and assets including …

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Ignoring Costs to Community the Bellingham City Council Approves 100% Green Energy Agenda

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WHATCOM BUSINESS ALLIANCE NEWS UPDATE     City of Bellingham Passes Clean Energy Measure Industry warnings about costs, reliability overruled, by Brett Bonner, WBA Public Policy Director The Bellingham City Council has decided to move the city toward 100% renewable electricity, heating and transportation by 2035. The Council voted Monday night (5/7/18) in favor of a resolution that energy industry representatives say …

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Citizen Journalist Reporting: Planning Unit Meeting “Brainstorming Solutions”

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Planning Unit Brainstorming and Solutions: The Planning Unit met for  solutions and brainstorming, led by Kasey Cycler, of the Department of Ecology (DOE). The meeting was well attended by the Planning Unit and 40-50 other people, including Councilmembers Tyler Byrd, and Satpal Sidhu. Eric Hirst, from the Hirst case was also among those from the public attending this meeting. John …

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Report for Port of Bellingham Board Meeting April 17, 2018

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  The meeting was called to order by President Ken Bell at 4:31 pm.  Vice President Bobby Briscoe and Secretary Michael Shepard were also in attendance. EDITOR NOTE:  EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO ACCURATELY REPORT THE HAPPENINGS AT THESE MEETINGS, BUT THE FULL MEETING IS AVAILABLE ON VIDEO AT THE PORT WEBSITE. No comments where made during the public comment …