A voter forum on Whatcom County candidates on the Aug. 7, 2018, Washington state primary ballot will be hosted by the Bellingham/Whatcom League of Women Voters and the City of Bellingham July 21 at Bellingham High School.
Will he or won't he? Say this much for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee: Neither Donald Trump nor Barack Obama entered office with his administrative profile. As governor and a former congressman, he's grappled with major national issues.
Backers say Washington I-1600 makes economic sense, saying the success of the Whole Washington Trust is about citizen will to end our current system of for-profit health care: the will to care for all citizens while saving billions of dollars.
A special session of the Washington Legislature to deal with school violence after the Santa Fe massacre would very likely be an exercise in futility, laced with lots of grandstanding. Initiative 1639 is the better approach.
Lolita the killer whale lives at the Miami Seaquairum in Key Biscayne, Florida. The Lummi Nation, where the orca is known as the blackfish Tokitae, seeks her return to her home in the Salish Sea off the coast of Washington state.
Bellingham’s City Council will soon be voting on an ordinance that will allow accessory dwelling units that would provide opportunities for units of less expensive, sustainable housing dispersed across our Bellingham neighborhoods.
Washington state is again appealing its responsibility to fix impassible culverts needed for salmon recovery, this time to the U.S. Supreme Court. The issue goes back to the Boldt decision’s ruling and the availability of salmon in the northwest.
PeaceHealth in Bellingham is offering free seminars in advance planning that will help people make choices about end-of-life care, much like Barbara Bush did. They encourage having a conversation with family and friends about what you'd want.
The inclusion of a citizenship question in the 2020 census and willingness to "re-use" census data for other purposes, including informing the Department of Homeland Security and its Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents is worrying.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, at the request of the Justice Department, has instructed the U.S. Census Bureau to include a question on the 2020 decennial census asking whether the respondent is a U.S. citizen.
With the late addition of a misguided question on citizenship, the census is in danger of being inaccurate. That matters to your wallet, ballot and health, among other areas of modern life touched by the census.
Sinclair, which owns or operates 193 stations – including KOMO in Seattle, provided the script about the dangers of fake news and why her station prides itself on “quality, balanced journalism” that it mandated all its TV stations use.
It’s been two months since Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan Chase announced a triple-threat partnership to improve health care for their collective 1.2 million employees, and ultimately a better program for all Americans.
The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency has always been to protect human health and the environment. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has made no secret that his personal mission is to do the opposite.
After March For Our Lives, registering to vote is an excellent next step toward a future with fewer school shootings in the United States and a better chance that children will be shielded from gun violence.
Karen Burke, executive director of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services in Bellingham, suggests "toxic masculinity" and deeply rooted cultural beliefs about gender are behind mass shootings in the U.S. and that deep cultural change is needed.