general election 2023 Archives - Salish Current

So we had an election: a few comments

November 15, 2023
Dan Raas

Commentary: Lessons from this year’s general election results suggest attention to strategic campaigning and messaging are needed to win in “light-blue” Whatcom County.

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Votes are in, early results out for general election

November 9, 2023
Editorial Staff

Update: Preliminary general election counts are in for Whatcom, San Juan and Skagit counties.

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Pro and con: Bellingham’s minimum wage, renter relocation initiatives

October 20, 2023
Devan Fischer and Guy Occhiogrosso; Kerri Burnside and Perry Eskridge

Commentary: Supporters and opponents of two initiatives — one to raise the minimum wage above the state’s level, and one to mandate economic displacement assistance for renters — speak out on their perspectives on proposals to be decided by City of Bellingham voters.

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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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Pro and con viewpoints on Bellingham’s Greenways V proposition

October 11, 2023
Laurel Cook and Brad Jones

Commentary: Supporters and opponents speak out on Bellingham’s Greenways V levy proposition to fund acquisition, development and maintenance of open space, parks and other elements of the city’s strategic plan.

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Pro and con viewpoints on Whatcom’s Public Health, Safety and Justice Sales and Use Tax proposition

October 4, 2023
Peter Frazier and Mike McAuley

Commentary: Supporters and opponents speak out on Whatcom County’s Public Health, Safety and Justice Sales and Use Tax ballot proposal to fund a new jail and behavioral health, supportive housing, public safety and other criminal justice facilities and services.

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Watch, listen, judge, vote

September 22, 2023
Mike Sato

Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan county forums kick off the final campaign dash.

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Candidates talk water as Whatcom wells run dry

September 8, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Nooksack watershed and Whatcom County leaders face lower streamflows, higher stream temperatures, less snow runoff and higher temperatures. What do candidates say?

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