Reps. Buys and Van Werven issue joint statement in response to Gov. Inslee’s veto of Blaine I-5 project

Forty-second District Reps. Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven issued the following joint statement today after Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a section of the transportation budget that would have provided funding for a new I-5/Exit 274 interchange project in Blaine. “We are extremely disappointed the governor chose to veto a project that would have significantly improved …

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Enhanced Driver’s License Bill 5008

Starting January 22, 2018, the TSA are going to turn away any Washington State Standard Driver’s License holder wishing to board an airplane whether it’s stamped, “Not to be used for Federal Purposes” or not.  The new Standard Driver’s Licenses will be stamped with that statement after the 23 July implementation date. Current Standard Driver’s …

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Whatcom County Residents in the Illiberal Crosshairs

The Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA) Cherry Point Coalition, Common Threads NW, the Associated General Contractors of Washington, Whatcom Family Farmers and hundreds of supporters concerned about Whatcom County’s economic future held a Wake Up Whatcom County rally on Tuesday, May 16th. The rally supports family wage jobs, economic opportunity and collaborative public policy in Whatcom …

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Whatcom County Association of REALTORS to Host Private Property Rights Week

Whatcom County Association of REALTORS will be hosting Private Property Rights Week Monday May 8, 2017 – Thursday May 11, 2017 The seminar topics include: Monday, May 8 – Intro to Water Law and the Hirst Decision Speaker: Robert Carmichael, Carmichael and Clark Law Office Tuesday, May 9 – Balancing Property Development with Environmental Protection …

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Washington State Senator Emeritus Don Benton Tapped to Serve as Director of Selective Service

Former Washington State senator has just been appointed by President Donald J. Trump to be the next Director of the U.S. Selective Service System. Director Benton will report directly to the President of the United States. Senator Benton’s reaction: “I am deeply honored and humbled to be chosen. I look forward to serving the President …

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Lincoln Day Dinner 2017 Success!

If you have never attended a Lincoln Day Dinner, you’re missing something special. Last night was no exception. We had a great turnout, and we want to thank everyone who attended, everyone who bid in the silent auction, and in the live auction. We want to thank the sponsors who donated items for the auctions. …

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Senator Ericksen Recall Thrown Out

The Bellingham Herald reports: Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis ruled Thursday, March 2 there were insufficient grounds for a citizens’ recall effort against Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale. A group of voters from the 42nd District began the recall effort against Ericksen on Feb. 9, saying he wasn’t adequately doing his job as a …

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Immigration Resolution – February 11, 2017

Passed Unanimously on February 11, 2017 We believe our National Borders are best protected by fair and enforced immigration policies and regulations.  The United States government must protect all of our citizens and their families.  Unlawful entry into our Country should be prohibited. We support the immediate enforcement of all existing lawful immigration regulations, including: …

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