Ballots out: Candidates Part 2 County Council

Six Candidates Vie for 2 Whatcom County Council Seats 40 % of the County's registered voters will be receiving a ballot for Whatcom County Council District's 2 & 3. There are no incumbents for these 4 year terms in  these races. This will be the first election after the 2015 vote for District Only voting and Re-districting process. What do County Council people do?: The County Council shall exercise its legislative power by adoption ...

BALLOTS OUT July 12th… Get Candidate info Here: PART 1 Port

REMEMBER TO VOTE BY AUGUST 1ST... BALLOTS MAILED OUT BY FRIDAY JULY 14TH Two Thirds of the County's registered voters will be receiving a ballot for Port of Bellingham's District 1 and District 2 Commissioner's Races. The Board of Commissioners is a non-partisan, three-person elected body that oversees all Port of Bellingham operations by providing policy direction and decisions in public meetings.  Click Here to find the State Laws on powers and definitions re: ...

Breaking: Hirst Fix ignored by Demo Majority in State House…They Adjourn for holiday

In a Breaking Story this Morning (Saturday July 1st) the Fourth Corner has found out that a probable vote on the State Senate Bill to fix the Hirst Debacle did not happen in the State House. Although the legislature enacted a new tax and bureaucracy on State Business by creating and mandating a NEW FAMILY LEAVE ACT on employers. Its Striking that the state legislature thinks its more important to enact a New Tax ...

Solving the Evergreen College “Intolerance” Problem

Last weekend the Fourth Corner caught up to Rep. VanWerven (R-42nd) at a Lynden Estate Sale.  She answered questions about her thoughts on legislative proposals concerning Evergreen State College Rep Luanne VanWerven (42nd District Rep.) Fourth Corner: I’m here today to get your thoughts on the free speech issue at Evergreen State College. Rep. VanWerven:  What’s happening at Evergreen is just a microcosm of what’s happening on all college campuses. We’ve had ...

The Future of Rural School Districts in Washington State. Meridian PPP

The FUTURE IS NOW AT MERIDIAN!! This from the Superintendent of Meridian School District Tom Churchill: "The new campus on Laurel Rd. will house the Meridian Parent Partnership Program (MP3).  MP3 will vacate their current location at the Ten Mile Creek Elementary (TMCE) on Hemmi Rd.  This will free up 12 classrooms at the TMCE building to be used to house a growing population at Irene Reither Elementary (IRE)..." See below to see how ...

Resign your memberships to Whatcom Business Alliance or Else

  The far left forces are not done with Rural Whatcom County, County Businesses, or Farmers.  Even after  their latest victory of downzoning thousands of County land parcels and destroying dreams of independence and good paying jobs at Cherry Point; This San Francisco directed organization now wants a local Business Group (Whatcom Business Alliance) to disband. Check the facts below; you decide: is this yet another non income-taxed entity that is supposed to be ...

Wake Up Whatcom Rally draws wide Range of Support.

A new coalition: Save Our Farms, Property Rights (CAPR), and Preserve our Jobs groups gather to have their voice heard on the future of Whatcom County "before its too late" County Council nevertheless passes plan and includes $150,000 for a study to end jobs at Cherry Point Ken Mann claims workers at Cherry Point "don't understand" the expenditure or plan to study ending jobs at Cherry Point. The Fourth Corner was at the Rally ...

By |2017-05-19T09:49:02-07:00May 19, 2017|Fourth Corner News|0 Comments

BREAKING: COUNCILMAN WEIMER NOT AWARE OF PROPERTY DEVALUATION RE HIRST

BREAKING:   COUNCILMAN WEIMER READS THE SEATTLE TIMES BEFORE HE READS THE FOURTH CORNER. Finds out late that property may be devalued by over 200 million in county. ASSESSOR KEITH WILLHAUER STANDS UP TO CARL WEIMER Weimer Question: Is your intention to devalue these properties? Willhauer Answer: Yes, absolutely, to taxpayer expectation, to the extent the law requires. No property should have an assessed value that exceeds what they could sell the property for. ...

By |2017-04-18T12:21:29-07:00April 18, 2017|Fourth Corner News|2 Comments

State House holds hearing on SB5239 Water Rights

State house committee meets on Water Rights bill SB5239 this morning... Over 2000 property owners in Whatcom County will be directly affected by this bill reducing their property values..and all residents will see property tax increases. The bill tries to take us back before the Hirst decision. Evironmental groups (like League of Women Voters) and Tribes are testifying against this solution. The amendments being presented INCREASE the cost for housing in Rural areas Dramatically. ...

By |2017-03-28T10:47:09-07:00March 28, 2017|Fourth Corner News|0 Comments

Water Rights Hearing coming up Tuesday in State House. March 28th 10:00AM

Bill Number "5239- Water Availability" To help correct the Hirst Decision of the Supreme Court For further Information on the Bill and the Hearing Click Here A letter by the Executive Director of Common Threads Northwest: Jim McKinney Summarizes one of the many problems with the unintended consequences of the Hirst Decision right here in the Fourth Corner: "The moratorium on well-drilling permits means the value of properties without existing access to water service ...

By |2017-03-26T11:34:35-07:00March 26, 2017|Fourth Corner News|0 Comments
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