Governor Forum transcript – first hour

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Republican candidates: Loren CulpJoshua FreedPhil FortunatoTim Eyman Opening statement Loren Culp: Alright, thank you for having this and welcome everyone. I am Loren Culp, candidate for governor of Washington State. I’ve been a lifelong resident of Washington. I was raised in Jefferson County on a small farm outside of Chimacum, Washington, and I went to grade school and junior high …

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Council narrowly approves latest extension of Cherry Point crude oil export moratorium

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For the ninth consecutive time, the Whatcom County Council has extended its interim moratorium on building crude oil exporting facilities in the Cherry Point industrial zone. This latest extension of the temporary ban narrowly passed by a vote of 4–3 at the council’s virtual public hearing on June 2, 2020. Councilmembers Tyler Byrd, Ben Elenbaas and Kathy Kershner voted against …

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Whatcom County Council Creates COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, by Interfund Loan of Money from the County’s EDI Fund

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The Whatcom County Council has established a special revenue fund that will give them the cash flow to quickly respond to the coronavirus pandemic crisis. The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund will track and account for revenues used for the county’s rapidly expanding response to the virus which has already infected thousands and killed hundreds of people statewide. The county council …

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Bellingham City Council Requests Constitutional Review of Mayor’s Emergency Powers

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The Bellingham City Council has asked the city attorney to provide a legal review of the constitutionality of the mayor’s emergency powers to prohibit sales or possession of firearms in the event of disaster. The request was made March 23, 2020, as the council approved “procedural” updates to the city code outlining the emergency powers of the mayor — hours …