Summer 2019 Events – Need GOP Volunteers!

Whatcom Republicans are planning to make our presence known at events all around Whatcom County. We need volunteers to make a good showing! Please sign up for as many as you can! Lynden Farmer’s Day Parade – Saturday, June 1 Walk in the parade with your favorite candidates Sumas Days – Saturday, June 29 Walk …

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URGENT!! Ecology Issues New Well Rule; Public Meetings Scheduled!

Whatcom Republicans have learned in an email from the Whatcom County Association of Realtors, that the Department of Ecology has scheduled three public meetings to discuss their proposed rules for Whatcom County. These are not formal hearings and the comments will not be recorded as part of an official record. The Meeting dates, times and …

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Van Werven legislation to extend B&O tax return filing dates passes House unanimously

Legislation that would streamline business and occupation tax filing dates for annual filers unanimously passed the state House of Representatives on Monday. Rep. Luanne Van Werven, the sponsor of House Bill 1059, said the idea for the legislation came from a mental health counselor in Whatcom County. “After the counselor came to me I started …

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Van Werven legislation addressing textbook costs for community and technical colleges passes House

On Monday, the state House of Representatives unanimously passed a measure that would let community and technical college students know whether “low-cost” materials are available for their college courses. Rep. Luanne Van Werven, the prime sponsor of the bill, says House Bill 1702 comes from working with students from around the state. “This legislation is …

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