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Families struggle to get by in Whatcom County

In Common Voices, Economy, News by commonnw

More studies are confirming what we already know – that it’s getting harder for families to get by in Whatcom County. This article, published by the Lynden Tribune, speaks to the United Ways claim of how local families struggle to make it in Whatcom County. United Way 2016 analysis shows recession isn’t over for many working families… Almost two-fifths of …

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Tribes Seek Ability to Have Co-Equal Rights to Govern States

In Common Voices, Economy, Farming, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

The most important Washington lawsuit you have never heard of by NYNorthwest.com / posted Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:14 am http://mynorthwest.com/967315/washington-native-american-tribes-salmon-case/ Former Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna, says it’s the most important case Washingtonians have never heard about, yet its results could dramatically change how government works in the Pacific Northwest. “It really is breathtaking in its potential …

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City of Bellingham Pushes 100% Green Regulations? And You Thought Only the Seattle City Council are Nuts?

In Common Voices, Economy, Information Sources, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

At last month’s Northwest Business Club meeting, Mayor Kelli Linville, led the audience to believe that this issue was dead. Say it isn’t so,  Mayor Linville…what gives? NEWS ALERT: Proposed Energy Bill Could Cost Bellingham Residents Millions City Council to Discuss Proposals on Monday by Brett Bonner, WBA Public Policy Director A new law in Bellingham that moves towards 100% renewable electricity, …

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Assessing The Local Economy

In Economy, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

You’ve probably heard news reports about the “Bellingham” economy, reports stressing pretty good jobs growth figures, rising wages, or a fairly-low unemployment level. At the same time, the nation’s Bureau of Labor Statistics demonstrates Whatcom County’s wages are essentially in the bottom 20% (20.06) of average weekly wages in the United States among large counties . Locally, a smaller percentage of …