Washington was one of the first states to approve the initiative and referendum process, which allows citizen's an opportunity to make or remake laws. Initiatives can go directly to a vote of the people or to the state Legislature.
Ballots for the Aug. 1 primary election were mailed to voters in Whatcom County July 11. Only races with three candidates are on this ballot. The top two finishers from each race, along with pairs of candidates for other offices, will appear on th
Whatcom County Council at-large seat candidates Barry Buchanan and Mary Kay Robinson discuss their approaches to water rights in light of the Hirst decision. That decision by the state Supreme Court clarified that Washington's Growth Management Ac
Whatcom County Council District 3 candidates Rebecca Boonstra and Tyler Byrd make their closing remarks Oct. 23 at Mount Baker High School during an election forum presented by the Bellingham/Whatcom League of Women Voters and the City of Bellingh