Husband of Ferndale council member, city clerk, Blaine title officer seek Whatcom planning commission seat
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on October 23, 2014
Conflict of interest arose as a discussion point in interviews today with all three candidates for Whatcom County Planning Commission.
Geologist and lawyer Michael Bersch of Ferndale, title company officer Dean Prather of Blaine, and Ferndale City Clerk Sam Taylor seek to replace Ferndale-area farmer Walter Haugen, who resigned from the commission earlier this month after eight months.
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on October 22, 2014
“It is an international incident, it really is,” Point Roberts resident Steve Wolff said.
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on October 9, 2014
Despite the trust candidates ask for when they seek public office, background checks are not routine.
Posted by Samantha Wohlfeil on October 3, 2014
Election season is in full swing and local candidates will be getting in plenty of face time at forums and debates over the next month in anticipation of the Nov. 4 general election.
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on October 2, 2014
Oregon ruled on Wednesday, Oct. 1, that the nation’s biggest coal-producing state didn’t have standing in the permit decision.
Whatcom sheriff: Background-check initiative doesn’t go far enough; takes no position on gun proposals
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on September 26, 2014
Whatcom County’s sheriff has been telling constituents he doesn’t support I-594, which would expand background checks for gun purchases.