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Citizen Journalist: Report on the July 24, 2018 Council Meeting

In Common Voices, Information Sources, Local Government, News, Whatcom County Council by commonnw

Tuesday was full! PUD: Mostly ordinary business; they are working on their ‘Strategic Plan’ update, held in Lynden, we did not attend; supposed to be ‘white paper’ explaining. They also retained RH2 Engineering, no purpose discussed.  RH2, has also hired, via Gary Stoyka WC Public Works and via WC Council; which may help explain PUD retaining RH2? Whatcom County Council …

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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 …