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Local Dairy Farms threatened by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and Other Environmental Groups

In Farming, News by commonnw

Today’s Farming Show with Dillon Honcoop highlighted the dangers to the future of farming in Whatcom County. Local nonprofit, RE Sources for a Sustainable Community, continue to claim that local farms and especially dairy farms are polluting the environment and continue to push for regulations that will seriously harm dairy farming in Whatcom County. The claims within their lawsuit were disproven …

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WC Council Sets 2017 Holiday Wish-List Agenda

In Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

Mark your calendar and be sure to join like minded citizens for an enlightening session at the Whatcom County Council meeting at 7:00 pm this coming Tuesday evening, December 5 at the County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham, 1st floor in the Council Chambers. Come early for a good seat. During “Open Session”, let Council know share your thoughts on their …

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Hydro-geologist Ed Kilduff on the “Hirst Fix” – Is There One?

In Hirst Decision, News by commonnw

This presentation given at the Northwest Business Club by Ed Kilduff gives a lot of information and perspective on how difficult this issue is…with the results of the past state and local election the likelihood of a positive outcome became dimmer. September 13, 2017 – Ed Kilduff, ​LG, LEG, LHG, GBCI – LEED AP Hydrogeologist, Engineering Geologist This presentation was “Hirst vs W. …

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The Price of No-Growth

In Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

Analysis and Opinion By Jim McKinney Whatcom County and Bellingham are unique and special places to live.  Outsiders must agree, as proven by the population growth and skyrocketing housing prices.  I believe that most residents want it to stay special.  They want to protect the environment.  They want to avoid urban sprawl.  They want a green economy.  They want to …

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Whatcom’s Future is in Your Hands – Be Informed, Educate Your Team, Vote!

In News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

by Jim McKinney Successful business leaders protect their business interests and their employees.  One effective way to protect them is to participate in our local democracy.  Many business owners have little time to delve into local politics – they are busy – or they lack sufficient information to stay on top of issues.  However, local policies can make or break …