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Community Rights Movement Rising

By Stoney BirdOn Jan 28, 2017

Stoney Bird guest writes. In 2012, an initiative campaign for a Community Bill of Rights in Bellingham was part of a nationwide movement for local communities to reassert their rights, their [...]

Mobile Phones Bad for Your Vision

By David CampOn Jan 24, 2017

Apparently it’s not just me finding difficulty in focus and perception after an hour of reading the little screen. According to Dr. Sherylle Calder, Vision Coach to the English [...]

The Unconscionable State of Our Rentals - Part II

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 23, 2017

At the 18 January meeting of the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission, Bellingham Planning Director Rick Sepler provided some preliminary figures relating to the rental inspections now drawing to a close [...]

“Gort, America barada nikto”

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 19, 2017

Unfortunately there is no Gort to save us from the ghastly death of sanity tomorrow at noon and bring our republic, as Klaatu, back to life . The fictional Ellen Benson [...]

Trump: Savior of liberal American values?

By Ralph SchwartzOn Jan 18, 2017

On Friday, Donald Trump will be our president. The fact that he’s a misogynist is not up for debate. His racism is well documented. His election was an affront [...]

The Unconscionable State of Our Rentals

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 18, 2017

The statistics from the first round of rental inspections in Bellingham were quite sobering, a 50% failure rate upon first inspection of rental units in the Sehome neighborhood. That is pretty [...]

Those Inalienable Rights And Your Job

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 11, 2017

Did you even wonder what “inalienable rights” was about in the Declaration of Independence? ”WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are [...]

Everything is Temporary

By David CampOn Jan 10, 2017

We learn by telling stories; we remember by telling stories; for most of human history, stories have been passed down from mouth to ear through the generations long before they [...]

Coming for your wallet - That persistent jail thing

By Tip JohnsonOn Jan 05, 2017

Many remain amazed at the county administration’s determination to build a too-big jail outside the city - the sheriff’s and executive’s bid for a big, flat, rural [...]

Michael Lilliquist Elected Bellingham City Council President

By John ServaisOn Jan 04, 2017

​Michael Lilliquist was elected president of the Bellingham City Council by a 7 to 0 vote today. Today’s meeting was the annual organizational meeting where members make adjustments to leadership positions. [...]

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