County Council District 3 & At-Large Candidates Debate

You may view the recording of the October 23 Candidate forum held at Mt Baker High School here. The forum featured District 3 Candidates Rebecca Boonstra and Tyler Byrd and At-Large Candidates Barry Buchanan and Mary Kay Robinson.  Mt Baker School District Candidates Nancy Workman and Kelly Zender also answered questions at the event. Thanks to Robert Clark and the Center for New Media for recording the forum.

Election Forums Rebroadcast on BTV Bellingham

Election Forums Rebroadcast on BTV Bellingham

Election forums presented at the Bellingham City Hall will be rebroadcast regularly on BTV until November 6. The program schedule is available here. 

Pro/Con Debate on the Public Safety and Jail Facilities Sales and Use Tax will be rebroadcast on Tuesday, 9:20 am, Friday, 11:00 am and Wednesday, 3:00 pm. 

Candidates for County Council and Bellingham School Board Director positions will be rebroadcast on Thursday, 9:00 am, Friday, 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm

For Comcast subscribers, BTV is found in standard definition on channel 10 and in high definition on channel 321. 

For Century-Link video service subscribers BTV can be viewed in both standard definition and high definition. 

Jail Diversions: The World of the Possible

We are pleased to share the video of an outstanding program from 2017.

League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County presented an informative program exploring criminal justice solutions that can help reduce incarceration. Judge Cedric Kerns was our featured speaker bringing his experience with therapeutic courts that are in use in his community of Las Vegas.

Watch a video recording of the program here. 

Our Recommendation regarding I-1552

The League of Women Voters of Washington is strongly recommending that voters NOT sign I-1552, an initiative that will rollback non-discrimination protections for transgender Washingtonians.

“We usually wait until initiatives make it to the ballot before making a recommendation,” says Kathy Sakahara, Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Washington. “But initiatives and bills like I-1552 increase dangerous rhetoric which can lead to hate crimes and violence against LGBTQ people. Regardless of whether it’s approved by voters, the anti-transgender fear mongering accompanying I-1552 can lead to real harm, especially to transgender and gender non-conforming people students who already face higher rates of bullying, harassment and violence.”

See our complete statement here.  Find more information about No on I-1522 here.