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Saturday Morning Live for Aug. 22, 2015

Host Kris Halterman will interview Erin Shannon of the Washington Policy Center on $16 in 2016 and the movement to pay big bucks for low skilled jobs.  

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Saturday Morning Live for Aug. 15, 2015

Host Kris Halterman will interview Roger Almskaar (Professional Land Use Specialist) and David Onkels (former WC Planning Commissioner) about the pending Aug. 2016 Critical Areas Ordinance update for Whatcom County. Included in the shows discussion will be an update on water issues and the Planning Unit’s progress for water quantity and needs for Whatcom County.   

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Some scientists are more special than others.

The climatologist community of science has tried to make us all stand on our heads over Global Cooling, Global Warming and currently Climate Change for a long time. It makes for good disaster movies, their claims grab our attention because they are fascinating to our imaginations and entertaining when enhanced with special effects, and who doesn’t think baby polar bears are cute? We tend to ignore those boring scientists that study how and why this earth works the way it does. After all they use technical terms, charts and graphs, and mathematics, which is too often like a dreary day in school. Perhaps we should pay closer attention to these Hydro-geologists (water), Geologists ( solid matter) and Physicists (how matter moves through space and time). We may not be able to understand all those technical terms, but when they become concerned that our tax dollars are being misspent, might I suggest we sit up and pay attention.. Below is a letter to the editor of, The Silverton Standard and The Miner written by Dave Taylor, from Farmington, New Mexico. He is a retired geologist and the letter was published one week before the  EPA mine spill in Colorado. There will …

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Saturday Morning Live for Aug. 8, 2015

Host Kris Halterman will be interviewing Chris Mellick, of RRAD (Ride Run and Dig), a program to teach kids how to ride trails and to care for them too. Chris will share how he has turned his passion into a reality.  

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Saturday Morning Live for Aug. 1, 2015

Host Kris Halterman will be interviewing Rep. Elizabeth Scott (R) 39th District, Position 2, on the recent petition to investigate Planned Parenthood for unlawful sale and profiteering from the sale of Human Fetal Tissue. Rep. Scott will give us an update on many things of interest that are happening in Olympia, as well as her preparation to run for the District 1, Congressional seat for the State of Washington.     

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Saturday Morning Live for July 25, 2015

Direct Play SML Show 7/25/2015: It has been reported to me today by Council Member Gene Knutson, that the Bellingham City Council has removed the “Mandatory Sick Pay” proposal for public comment from their July 27th, 2015 regular evening Council meeting. It has been pulled back into committee for discussion at this time. SML will keep you informed of their discussion and if it is brought forward for consideration by the Council in the future. ~ Kris Halterman Host Kris Halterman will interview Chris Cargill, from the Washington Policy Center on the movement to mandate “sick-pay” throughout Washington State and the Nation, on private-small businesses. Links to statistics on mandatory sick pay and their effects to small businesses: Mandatory Sick Leave Pay Not the Cure All City Promised Seattle Mandatory Sick Pay Study by EPIonline.org Connecticut Mandatory Sick Pay / PTO Study by EPIonline.org     

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Saturday Morning Live for July 18, 2015

Host Kris Halterman will interview Joe Elenbaas about the Charter Review Commission’s work over the past six months, what’s the history of the Charter Review, who are the Freeholders and why is that important, and what or why is the Whatcom County Council trying to circumvent the duly elected Charter Review Commission’s work and final approved items for the General Election ballot in November?      

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Saturday Morning Live for July 11, 2015

Host Kris Halterman interviews Kristi Coy and Cindy Berry, co-founders of Privacy First – Keep Out of My Home, on the 4th Amendment violations that will occur due to the current draft of the Bellingham’s, Rental Registration (Landlord Licensing and Inspection) ordinance. The 4th Amendment says: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.  Today’s discussion will center on the violation of an unprotected class of people just because they rent and do not own their home. Links to Privacy First: Email:                  PrivacyFirstWA@gmail.com Website:              KeepOutofMyHome.com Facebook:           Keep Out of My Home Phone:                 (414) 533-7688   (414) KEEP OUT Donations:          http://gofund.me/xf7z5s        

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Saturday Morning Live for July 4, 2015

Host Kris Halterman will be off for the July 4th Holiday. Show sponsor, Dick Donahue has put together a special called, “David and Goliath.” Dick Donahue, Glen Morgan, Karl Uppiano (DOVE Whatcom) and Buzz Kats (Whatcom County Cattleman) on SML. The show will continue at 11:00 AM, on “Wealth Wakeup,” with Richard Fox (Skagit County Property Owner & Water/Well Rights) and Roger Almskaar (Land Use Specialist & CAPR), will share their personal experiences about how Goliath (Government agencies) are the biggest bullies on the block.

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City of Bellingham to Mandate Sick Pay for Bellingham Businesses?

On Monday, July 6th, 2015 the Bellingham City Council will bring forward and discuss their proposal to mandate paid sick leave. They are giving this a warm and fuzzy name (when don’t they) as “Sick and Safe,” but the end result will be to drive new business away from Bellingham, higher costs to the customers of those businesses, and a lot of potential for businesses in Bellingham that are already on the margins to automate more, or move out of the city limits of Bellingham. Is it my imagination that all of the time spent at the Bellingham City Council and the Whatcom County Council are spent on driving up the costs of living here, doing business here, and nothing that actually promotes growth for new and existing businesses? How does a community that is under the leadership of those who seem to have no grasp of economic reality succeed? Or, do they actually understand how their actions will affect the community and either do not care, or have some other agenda? ~ Kris Halterman      

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