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Afghanistan, Democracy and the Fight for the Future

In Wake Up Whatcom by commonnwLeave a Comment

Hear local community member Jim McKinney discuss his recent contract deployment to Afghanistan. He will provide his personal take on important questions, and the relevance to our community:

Is the US/NATO/Afghan government making progress in the war?
What are the challenges and future for Afghanistan?
How does it relate to America?
What does it mean to Whatcom County?

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Was the 2018 Whatcom County-wide Forum an Echo Chamber of Conservatism? Or, A Forum That Asked the Hard Questions Which Were Not Asked At Other Forums?

In Common Voices, Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

  Were you wondering what questions would be asked at a candidate forum? Why would you want to attend a political candidate forum? They’re all an echo chamber saying the same thing, aren’t they? Answer? No. The questions that were created for the 2018 Whatcom County-wide forum (and for the Skagit County-wide forum) were submitted by local groups who are …

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Feinstein’s Folly

In Common Voices, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

Letters to Common Threads by local citizens can be submitted for review and publication to info@commonthreadsnw.org ‘or’ if you’re at a local public meeting and you would like to share what happened as a Citizen Journalist you can click this link to easily submit a report to us to publish and share:  Dear Common Threads, I recently spoke with *** …

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Whatcom County Council Studys How to Prevent Increased Train Oil Car Traffic. Will They Spend More to Study How to Prevent Increased Pipeline Traffic and Processing at Cherry Point, Too?

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

In 2016 the Whatcom County Council passed a moratorium on permitting for new projects related to fossil fuels in the Cherry Point Industrial Zone. At the same time the Council also approved spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a study to stop the expansion (growth) or exports of fossil fuels from these facilities, too. The focus of that study was …