San Juan County permit woes result in director firing

May 12, 2023
Nancy DeVaux

Months of complaints of delays, discourtesy and interpretation led to a decision by the San Juan County council to “part ways” with the county’s Community Development director.

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Expectations are high, questions remain as waterfront neighborhood takes shape

April 28, 2023
Kai Uyehara

In early planning, Bellingham envisioned an urban village, public spaces, new jobs and low-income housing on the former GP property on Bellingham Bay. What’s actually in development?

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Pollution cleaned up, Anacortes shoreline preps for development

January 31, 2023
Kai Uyehara

MJB Properties proposes residences, retail businesses and restaurants, and an event center on the once pollution-contaminated shoreline of Fidalgo Bay.

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Will mitigation banking offset loss of valued wetlands?

August 24, 2022
Kai Uyehara

Protection of sensitive Whatcom County wetlands may be enhanced, with approval of next steps toward a proposal for 608 acres in mitigation banking.

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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, Managing Editor

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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