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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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2018 Whatcom County-wide Candidate Forum

In News by commonnw

On Thursday, Oct. 18th, 2018 Common Threads NW organized with the support of numerous other local organizations to host a political candidate forum. The forum was comprised of ‘3’ segments: Washington State Legislative Candidates Washington State Initiative’s I-1631, I-1639, I-1634 and I-940 Whatcom County Council At-Large, County Prosecutor, Public Utilities District, and Washington State Court of Appeals The sponsors of …

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Update on public water systems and exempt wells in Whatcom County

In Common Voices, Hirst Decision, Local Government, News, Whatcom County Council by commonnw

Update on local efforts to comply with the State Legislature’s mandates for public water systems in the “Hirst Fix” bill passed in January, 2018. Land use consultant Roger Almskaar, also President of the Whatcom Chapter of Citizens Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR), presented documents to the Whatcom County Council on June 19th asking for a change to the Drinking Water …

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Citizen Journalism: Planning Unit Meeting May 9th, 2018

In Common Voices, Hirst Decision, Information Sources, Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

The following meeting minutes were provided by a CTNW Citizen Journalist. PU – GFC Meeting – Draft Meeting Notes; BIAW Conference Room (1650 Baker Creek Pl., Bellingham, WA 98226), May 9, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm Attendees: Kurt Baumgarten, Linda Twitchell, Henry Bierlink, Rebecca Schlotterback, Ander Russell, Shannon Moore, Fred Likkel, Dan Eisses, Paul Isaacson, John Mercer, Skip Richards, Gary Stoyka, Cliff Strong, Becky Peterson …

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Citizen Journalist Reporting: Planning Unit Meeting “Brainstorming Solutions”

In Common Voices, Information Sources, News by commonnw

Planning Unit Brainstorming and Solutions: The Planning Unit met for  solutions and brainstorming, led by Kasey Cycler, of the Department of Ecology (DOE). The meeting was well attended by the Planning Unit and 40-50 other people, including Councilmembers Tyler Byrd, and Satpal Sidhu. Eric Hirst, from the Hirst case was also among those from the public attending this meeting. John …