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An Earth Day event in the rediscovery of hope

April 17, 2024
Ted Huffman

Commentary: Sacred Earth event planned to bring the communities of Bellingham together

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Getting it done in Olympia

March 20, 2024
Dan Raas

Commentary: A copacetic legislative session? But next year could be very different.

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Legislators throw a life ring to Washington’s ‘other’ ferries

February 21, 2024
Tom Banse
Increased state aid for Guemes Island ferry replacement and a new Kitsap hydrofoil ferry comes with a catch: voters must reject climate act repeal initiative.
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Fighting climate fear with hope

January 29, 2024
Meghan Fenwick

Environmental scholar Elin Kelsey says that understanding evidence-based successes in combating climate change is an antidote to the pervasive fear and hopelessness that surrounds the issue.

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Rising seas force adaptation to climate change

January 12, 2024
Richard Arlin Walker

Communities struggle with rising sea levels, shoreline erosion, well contamination.

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Issues to watch in 2024

January 4, 2024
Dan Raas

Commentary: Keep an eye on the six initiatives to the legislature, Nooksack water rights adjudication, child care initiative grants, new Bellingham Mayor Kim Lund and new sheriff in town Donnell “Tank” Tanksley.

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Six measures Washington conservatives are pushing on 2024 ballots

January 2, 2024
Joseph O'Sullivan, Crosscut

GOP-backed Let’s Go Washington is seeking to put the carbon capture law, police pursuit regulations, a capital-gains tax repeal and more up for vote in November.

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Who to vote for? Read what the candidates have to say

October 17, 2023
Whatcom Watch in partnership with Salish Current

November’s general election will decide who will lead Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham in 2024. Ballots will be mailed on Oct. 20 for the Nov. 7 election. In collaboration with Salish Current, Whatcom Watch queried candidates for their stances on crucial issues, to help voters make their choices.

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Composting as a climate solution

December 8, 2022
YEP! of Skagit County

Commentary: Proper disposal of food waste is something every household can do to limit climate change, advise teens engaged in climate action.

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Whatcom County to consider climate change goals in delay of natural gas franchise renewal

October 28, 2021
Mallory Biggar

The Whatcom County Council voted to reschedule until early January a decision renewing a franchise agreement with Cascade Natural Gas, following testimony by climate activists regarding the franchise’s effect on climate change goals — and after spirited discussion among council members.

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Community Voices / San Juan County to vote on climate, environment, equity, justice amendments to county charter

August 12, 2021
Kevin Ranker

Priority for climate and environment; justice, equity and inclusion; and an emphasis on citizen engagement are driving proposals the San Juan County Charter Review Commission has advanced for the November ballot. The commission is continuing its work and plans to submit additional propositions for the 2022 ballot.

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photo: Amy Nelson © 2021

‘Bold’ ideas around equity, environment proposed as San Juan reviews its county charter

May 21, 2021
Heather Spaulding

San Juan County voters could be voting this fall to create a county climate and environment office and a justice and equity commission by amending the county’s 15-year-old home rule charter.

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photo: Amy Nelson © 2020

Solidarity rally, Cornwall landfill, Cherry Point occupy local officials during the week ending June 12

June 11, 2020
Mike Sato

City officials praised organizers and participants of Bellingham’s Peaceful Solidarity Rally on June 6 at Maritime Heritage Park, in one of several local government meetings last week.

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