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Get Your Ballot and Vote for Farmers

In Farming, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

The Whatcom County Conservation District oversees a multi-million dollar budget every year. These funds are useful to our local farms as they work to understand and comply with the numerous changes in farm practices. HAVE YOU REQUESTED YOUR BALLOT TO VOTE IN THIS ELECTION? The people who are asking for your vote need you. Click on this link to request …

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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 …

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Wake Up Whatcom County-wide Candidate Forum ~ It’s Going to Take All of Us to Make A Difference

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, Information Sources, Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom, Whatcom County Council by commonnw

On Oct. 5th, 2017 a number of local organizations came together to sponsor a Whatcom County-wide Candidate forum. The forum was limited to County Council and Port of Bellingham races due to time constraints. The questions asked of each of the candidates came from the organizations themselves and each candidate was required to first answer, “Yes” or “No,” to each …

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Wake Up Whatcom County – It’s Time to Vote!

In Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

It’s Going to Take Us All to Get Involved – Voting is Important – Voting is Needed – But Voting is Not Enough – Get Informed and Then Get Involved! October 19th, 2017: Wake-Up Whatcom County Event Event Speakers: Tim Eyman, Glen Morgan, and Lars Larson will entertain and inform the audience on issues affecting Whatcom County and Washington State. …

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THE ART OF PILING ON – ADDING INSULT TO INJURY

In Local Government, News by commonnw

Widely seen as the “father” of the “FAIR AND EQUAL” disenfranchisement of Whatcom County’s citizen voters, Todd Donovan, who would have been at risk of losing his seat on the Council under the new redistricting scheme put forward by the County Council in 2015, was assigned, instead, to the At-Large Position B seat on the Whatcom County Council.  Along with …