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Saturday Morning Live for Sept. 19, 2015

What will the recent State Supreme Court ruling against Charter Schools really mean, and what reality does it bring to all “non-common school expenditures?” Whether it’s the Nooksack Rule or the Skagit Rule, what’s the reality for each of these counties? How are the 2016 elections stacking up in the run for the office of POTUS?  How does the current makeup of the Washington State House of Representatives work to help, or hurt the State? All of this and more will be discussed with Rep. Elizabeth Scott (R) of the 39th District. Rep. Scott is currently seeking the office of Washington Congressional Rep. District 1, for 2016.

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Saturday Morning Live for Sept. 12, 2015

Attorney Peter Ojala will give the listeners an update on the Fox vs. Skagit County, Dept. of Ecology, and Swinomish Indians; regarding the County’s denial to issue the Fox’s a building permit without ‘reliable’ and ‘continuous’ access to potable water for their retirement dream home.   Also on today’s show, Host Kris Halterman will interview Brad Owens of NW Jobs Alliance about a 2012 letter received by the Lummi Indian Business Council from Salishcommunity.org, asking them to “Just Say No,” to the Gateway Pacific Terminal project ‘and’ their alternative idea to change Cherry Point forever.      

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Saturday Morning Live for Sep. 5, 2015

Notice: This was a prerecorded show which was not played on Aug. 29th, 2015. The information shared by Dr. Hodges is an invaluable tool for the businesses and residents of Whatcom County. I want to personally thank Dr. Hodges for speaking candidly about this sensitive subject and ask the listeners to share the information Dr. Hodges has graciously given. The key to economic health and vitality is economic diversity. ~ Kris Halterman Host Kris Halterman interviews Dr. Hart Hodges, Assoc. Professor of Economics and Director for the Center on Economic and Business Research, at Western Washington University. Today’s discussion is about: the local, state and national economy, how Whatcom County stacks up to the rest of the State, and which economic sectors contribute substantially to the local economy. “Economics is the study of how individuals and groups make decisions with limited resources as to best satisfy their wants, needs, and desires”.

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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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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 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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