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Bob Keller has passed on.

By John ServaisOn Feb 26, 2017

​Bob Keller has died this evening. Bob is known by all who are over 30 and have worked in environmental or community projects in Bellingham and Whatcom County. He came to [...]

Satpal Sidhu to Seek Re-Election

By John ServaisOn Feb 24, 2017

Satpal Sidhu, with not even two years on the council is for a third time seeking to be on the council. First, in 2015 when Sam Crawford resigned before his term [...]

Stephanie Kountouros To Receive Paul deArmond Citizen Journalism Award

By John ServaisOn Feb 07, 2017

Update, Tue, Feb 7: This Friday, Feb 10, is the award dinner for Stephanie. (Feb 8 - 5 pm—Reservations are now closed.) The MC for the evening is the political junkie himself, Riley [...]

Britt on Senator Ericksen

By John ServaisOn Feb 07, 2017

Elisabeth Britt is very savvy about how our state government in Olympia runs. She worked down there for years in different capacities. A few days ago she posted up an [...]

“They Thought They Were Free”

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 01, 2017

My Facebook time line is filled each day with posts about Trump and now, this weekend, about his odious executive order barring entry into the U.S. to those from [...]

Senators Benton and Ericksen to Help Gut the EPA

By Michael RiordanOn Jan 29, 2017

Michael Riordan guest writes. He lives on Orcas Island and covers energy and environmental issues. As recently reported, State Senators Don Benton and Doug Ericksen have headed to Washington, DC, [...]

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 [...]

In Praise of Countrymen - Pas de Pays sans Paysans

By David CampOn Dec 06, 2016

Three sixty-five year-old white pines in a north-south row Power lines to the West of them, Outbuildings to the East; And to the South, leaning over the house! So tenderly, [...]

County Council Rep Ken Mann Has a Hangover

By Elisabeth BrittOn Nov 19, 2016

Whatcom County Councilmember Ken Mann has an election hangover. What’s an election hangover, you may ask? It’s a political term that is often used to describe a sitting [...]

1924 and 1933 - and Deja Vu in 2016

By John ServaisOn Nov 09, 2016

A dire prediction of the Trump presidency, one that hopefully will not come true. But if he does as he promised, as history suggests, then he may repeat history. They [...]

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