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2018-Jan 17: Organizing for Whatcom County – Citizen Journalist Report

In News, Organizing for Whatcom County, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

Subject: Management Team meeting– Attention Organizing for Whatcom County Chair The Management Team met on January 17, 2018 and was attended by approximately 25 government agency representatives and private citizens. Twelve members sat at the ‘table’ representing Bellingham, Whatcom County Planning and Development, PUD, Fish and Wildlife, two-members from Lummi Business Council, three-members from the Nooksack Tribe, and a representative …

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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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WWU – Hart Hodges on Local Economic Forecast

In Common Voices, Information Sources by commonnw

Last Thursday, Nov. 8th, 2017, at the Northwest Business Club, Professor Hart Hodges of Western’s Business Economics gave a great presentation to the members and their guests. There should be a video available of Prof. Hodges presentation on their website soon. We’ll link to it once it becomes available. Prof. Hodges brought a local 3rd quarter economic forecaster from Western …

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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 …