housing Archives - Salish Current

Pasture or power? Solar talk on San Juan Island

April 8, 2024
Nancy DeVaux

Can people support something and not support it at the same time?

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Tyler Schroeder to lead Port of Bellingham economic development

February 29, 2024
Matt Benoit

Whatcom County’s top administrative director is moving to the Port of Bellingham after 10 years serving two county executives.

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Legislator priorities in the 40th and 42nd Districts: mental health, housing and more

January 5, 2024
Editorial Staff

The legislative session begins its short 60-day session Jan. 8.

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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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Developer Harcourt in contract default on Bellingham waterfront

November 2, 2023
Editorial Staff

Bellingham’s Port and City officials will continue working with Harcourt to complete residential construction in the city’s waterfront district, with the developer in default of contract.

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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 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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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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Back to the land in the islands — Part 2: Women who farm

March 31, 2023
Kathryn Wheeler

Island farming is an experiment in sustaining a lifestyle — but much more, as young farmers look for ways to support and feed the community.

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Can we prevent homelessness?

March 31, 2023
John Dunne

Commentary: There are many reasons people become homeless — can it be prevented? Unequivocally, yes, says one close observer. Housing and income play into the complex causes.

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House-building is booming in Blaine

March 16, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Who’s building, who’s buying and who’s left out as construction takes off?

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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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Jane Fuller readies to tackle county priorities

January 5, 2023
Nancy DeVaux

New San Juan council member sworn in, forming county’s first all-woman governing body.

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Local legislators set housing, public safety, education and climate as priority

January 5, 2023
Editorial Staff

All-Democrat delegation identifies top issues they will pursue when the legislative session begins on Jan. 9.

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Thanks for the memories, 2022; what’s next, 2023?

December 29, 2022
Editorial Staff

We lived, we learned; now it’s time to get ready for what may be ahead in 2023, after a look back at what happened this year.

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Hope has arrived

December 14, 2022
John Dunne

Commentary: Constant worries about being attacked or robbed are in the past for a woman who has found housing — for now — in a tiny home village.

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