Results for the 2022 midterm election in Washington state, officially declared Nov. 29, are now available as ballot counting is complete.
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If the primaries in Whatcom County are any indication, the 42nd District Senate seat will be a neck-in-neck race. The candidates, Rep. Sharon Shewmake and incumbent Sen. Simon Sefzik, are long-time Whatcom County residents who never saw themselves becoming politicians.
Two Whatcom County initiatives on the upcoming midterm ballot propose a tax increase, or levy, on property value – Proposition 2022-5 to help fund child care and early-learning services and Proposition 2022-6 to help fund emergency medical services in Whatcom County.
In 2016, Whatcom County voters approved an EMS tax levy to maintain and support county medical response and paramedic units for six years. The levy is up for renewal this year, and voter approval would double the current levy, increasing this homeowner property tax to about 29 cents per $1,000 assessed value for another six years.
Whatcom County is having its first District Court judge race in almost 20 years. Candidates for these positions typically run unopposed – incumbent Angela Anderson will be taking the first open District Court position on the 2022 Midterm ballot. Yet for the second position, two legal buffs are vying for the seat.
The Washington state midterm elections are fast approaching – ballots are mailed Oct. 19 and due by 8 p.m. on Nov. 8. If you’re in Whatcom County, you’ll see statewide and local elections on the ballot. Local elections, the focus of this column series, tend to have lower media coverage and voter participation compared to statewide and national elections.
Alina Niamtsu said her family can’t leave Russian-occupied southern Ukraine because people who have tried to escape have been shot.
Staying on trend with the latest fashion can be daunting – and when style guides from publications like GQ and Teen Vogue say spring 2022 is all about statements like bold patterns and see-through fabric, it can be extra intimidating.
A fresh blue glow could be seen in downtown Bellingham on Friday night, emanating from a large-windowed room above East Holly Street. The Blue Room, a creative hub and new all-ages venue currently run by Western Washington University students, had a line of people filing up the stairs for its sold-out grand opening event featuring local art and music.
It’s no secret that the arts don’t always pay, but being an artist can be especially tough right now. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it was a blow to artists everywhere who supported themselves through live shows and touring.