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Our writer contributor John Lesow added this; we think its relevant information.

To the Editor:
Alan Rhodes, Cascadia Weekly's self-appointed "Mr. Cranky" doesn't like County Council candidate Kamal Bhachu.
He dismisses Bhachu as, "A Trump supporter, anti-vaxxer and conspiracy theorist".


None of this is actually true. But this is the usual method used to describe any conservative by a local columnist too lazy to do any real research.
Research that would include--God forbid--actually interviewing the candidate.

In fact, Kamal Bhachu is a breath of fresh air.  Young, well-qualified and one who would add that "Diversity" to the County Council that liberals are always croaking about.

True to form, Rhodes' reaction is to smear the guy.    Coward. Try running for public office yourself,  Mr. Cranky.
There are way too many old, dull, white liberals littering local politics.
Just as there are too many old, dull, white local columnists that have lost any semblance of talent or professionalism in their dotage.

John Lesow
Point Roberts

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On your ballot in the State of Washington...

Advisory Vote No. 35 

Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1477.   (Passed without a vote of the people $432,000,000 tax).         RECOMMENDED VOTE: REPEALED

Advisory Vote No. 37

Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 5096 (Passed without a vote of the people 7% Capital Gains Tax).        RECOMMENDED VOTE: REPEALED

Advisory Vote No. 38

Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 5315. (Passed without a vote off the people 53,000,000 tax ten years)         RECOMMENDED VOTE: REPEALED

On your ballot Whatcom County... (Your Ballot may Vary)

Depending on the district and place of your registered voter residence..

Proposition 2021-13

Percentage of Necessary Signatures for Initiative/Mini Initiative

RECOMMENDED VOTE: NO

Whatcom County Non Partisan Offices:

Council District 1 4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: NO RECOMMENDATION IN THIS RACE


Council District 2 4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: WRITE-IN NANCY HILL (NOTE: "Nurse Nancy" will be Counted)



Council District 3 4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: TYLER BYRD


Council At-Large Position A 4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: KAMAL BHACHU


Port of Bellingham Non Partisan Offices:

Commissioner District 1 4 year Term vote for one

RECOMMENDED VOTE: JOHN HUNTLEY

Commissioner District 2 4 year Term vote for one

RECOMMENDED VOTE: KEN BELL

City of Bellingham

Proposition 2021-16

Reducing Percentage of Signatures Required to Amend Charter

RECOMMENDED VOTE: NO

Proposition 2021-17

Reducing Percentage of Signatures Required to propose an Initiative

RECOMMENDED VOTE: NO


Proposition 2021-01

Expanding Tenants Rights to include Rental Relocation Assistance

RECOMMENDED VOTE: NO


Proposition 2021-02

Concerning use of Facial Recognition Technology

RECOMMENDED VOTE: NO


Proposition 2021-03

Prohibiting City Funds Discourage Unionization Efforts

RECOMMENDED VOTE: NO


Proposition 2021-04

Employee Rights for Hourly-Wage Employees and Gig Workers

RECOMMENDED VOTE: NO


NOTE: THE CITY COUNCIL OF BELLINGHAM HAS ALSO RECOMMENDED VOTING NO ON PROPOSITIONS 1 THUR 4.

City of Bellingham-Nonpartisan Offices

Council District 6 4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: NO RECOMMENDATION IN THIS RACE

Council At-Large  2 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: RUSS WHIDBEE


City of Blaine-Nonpartisan Offices

Council Ward 1 Position 2  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: J. CALVIN ARMERDING


Council Ward 2 Position 4  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: RHYAN LOPEZ



Council Ward 3 Position 6  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: BARBARA STURDIVANT


Council At-Large Position 7  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: MIKE HILL


City of Everson-Nonpartisan Offices

Council  Position 1  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: TREVON MYHRE


Council Position 2   4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: JENNIFER LAUTENBACH


City of Ferndale

Proposition 2021-6

Renewal of Sales and Use Tax for Transportation Improvements

RECOMMENDED VOTE: NO

City of Ferndale-Nonpartisan Offices

Council Position 6  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: ROBERT J PINKLEY


Council  Position 7  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: JON MUTCHLER

City of Lynden-Nonpartisan Offices

Council Position 5  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: NICK LANINGA

City of Nooksack-Nonpartisan Offices

Mayor  short and full  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: MARSHALL JUDY


Council Position 3  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: COLLIN HESTER



Council Position 4  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: RYAN STEWARD

City of Sumas-Nonpartisan Offices

Council Position 1  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: TODD DANIELS

School Boards in Whatcom County.

Bellingham School District 501- NonPartisan Office

Director Position 4  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: PHILIP STOCKTON


Director Position 5  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: NO RECOMMENDATION

Ferndale School District 502- NonPartisan Office

Director Position 4  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: STEVE CHILDS


Director Position 5  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: PEGGY UPPAINO

Blaine School District 503- NonPartisan Office

Director Position 3  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: ERIKA CREYDT


Director Position 5  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: LAURA MCKINNEY

Lynden School District 504- NonPartisan Office

Director Position 4  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: TONYA HICKMAN

Meridian School District 505- NonPartisan Office

Director District 3  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: STEVE CORWIN

Nooksack School District 506- NonPartisan Office

Director District 2  4 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: NO RECOMMENDATION BOTH POSITIVE

OTHER OFFICES IN WHATCOM COUNTY

Fire Protection District 1   6 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: MATTHEW JAMES THOMPSON








Fire Protection District 11   short and full 6 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: DAN OHMS











Birch Bay Water and Sewer District Position 1   6 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: JEFF BENNER










Blaine Birch Bay Park and Recreation Dist. 2  Position 1 6 Year Term vote for one:

RECOMMENDED VOTE: JESSE CREYDT


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