Mon, Aug 22, 2011 


City of Blaine will soon face state audit

The City of Blaine has a released an email from the Washington State Auditor's Office notifying city officials that the state auditor is about to commence an audit of the city for the 2010 fiscal year, which will end August 31.

Fri, Aug 19, 2011 


Whatcom County planning attorney: Development moratorium should not be imposed against SSA Marine

This just in (I've always wanted to say that): Royce Buckingham, attorney for Whatcom County Planning and Development Services (PDS), has advised against imposing a six-year development moratorium on the proposed site of the $600 million Gateway Pacific Terminal, which Seattle-based shipping terminal company SSA Marine wants to build just south of the BP Cherry Point Refinery.

Thu, Aug 18, 2011 


Latest election results: Ericksen will face Louws in county executive race

Former Lynden mayor Jack Louws will compete against state senator Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale) to be the next Whatcom County Executive after the latest primary election results widened Louws's lead against his closest competitor, former county planning director David Stalheim.

Wed, Aug 17, 2011 


North Whatcom board of fire commissioners will discuss increased overtime costs

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue officials will present an update on the fire district's recent increase in overtime pay outs at the district's board of fire commissioners meeting tomorrow, August 18.

Tue, Aug 16, 2011 


Washington DNR: SSA Marine cleared 9 acres of trees at Cherry Point site without permission

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced SSA Marine, the Seattle-based company seeking to build a $600 million shipping terminal south of Birch Bay, cleared approximately 9 acres of trees at the proposed site of the terminal without acquiring necessary forest practices permits.

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