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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 …

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Whatcom County Prepares for Coronavirus Emergency

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has reached Whatcom County and the County Council has allotted a quarter-million dollars for an emergency response. County Executive Satpal Sidhu declared a public health emergency on March 10, 2020 after the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a case of COVID-19 in a Whatcom County resident. The individual is a woman in her 60’s …

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Local Lawmakers Hope to Revive Phillips 66 Joint Venture for the Green Apple-Renewable Diesel Project

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How long should it take to determine the environmental
impacts of environmentally-friendly renewable energy projects?
The sudden cancellation of the Green Apple Project left Whatcom County leaders and legislators surprised and disappointed but determined to somehow bring the project stakeholders back to the table.

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Whatcom County Council passes new boating rules for Lake Samish after residents reach compromise

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Boaters on Lake Samish get a little more room after the Whatcom County Council approved new boating rules on Jan. 28, 2020. The new rules are the result of a compromise reached by a majority of Lake Samish residents, and a reaction to the boating restrictions put in place last June. The new rules mean that recreational boaters can once …