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Citizen Journalism: Port of Bellingham Meeting Report for Oct. 2, 2018

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The public meeting was called to order at 3:30 pm and immediately recessed to a closed executive session so board members could discuss a potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) and labor management bargaining/ contract negotiations. The meeting reconvened at 4:30 pm. Board President Ken Bell, Vice President Bobby Briscoe and Secretary Michael Shepard were all present. No action was …

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Whatcom County Council to Introduce New Interim Moratorium for Cherry Point

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, Common Voices, Economy, Local Government, News, Whatcom County Council by commonnw

Whatcom County Council passes the introduction of a 5th interim moratorium on facilities at Cherry Point during their July 24th, 2018 meeting. Council members introduced ordinance (AB2018-077B) “Imposing an interim moratorium on accepting permits for new or expanded facilities in the Cherry Point urban growth area, the primary purpose of which would be the shipment of unrefined fossil fuels not …

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Labor shortage could lead to higher wages – and prices

In Common Voices, Economy, News by commonnw

No doubt about it, the U.S. economy (and the USA) is back! With the burden of excessive regulatory overreach at the Federal level on the decline and tax cuts and other business-friendly policies taking hold, businesses want to expand. For the first time in recent memory, there are more jobs to fill than there are qualified people seeking jobs. The …

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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, …