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Fire on Jersey St. - An Investigation

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 07, 2017

This terrible fire at 1017 Jersey Street this past week was the fourth Hansen/Lakeway Realty rental home to be engulfed in flames in the last 5-6 years, thus accounting for [...]

Time to Audit Private Rental Inspections

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 22, 2017

With the passing of the Bellingham rental registration and inspection ordinance, thousands of rental units have been inspected during the first year the law has been in effect. We saw [...]

Character - The Content of Bellingham’s Neighborhoods Part II

By Dick ConoboyOn Apr 11, 2017

For the February issue of Whatcom Watch I wrote an article entitled, Character - The Content of Bellingham’s Neighborhoods. In the April issue of the same newspaper, Shannon Maris, [...]

Public Banks Are the Answer

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 27, 2017

The Case for Public Banking Public banks are an effective way to use public funds for the good of communities, much like public utilities, instead of for the profit of [...]

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 [...]

Anatomy of a Development Part XIII - It’s Baaaaaack!

By Dick ConoboyOn Nov 28, 2016

Over two years ago, I chronicled the ups and downs of the struggle in the Puget and Samish neighborhoods to resist the implantation of a terribly out-of-scale, privately-owned student dormitory [...]

Bellingham City Council Approves Rental Inspections

By Dick ConoboyOn Dec 16, 2014

One must catch one's breath! The vote of the Bellingham City Council on Monday night is a stunning reversal of the consensus of the council from earlier this year, [...]

The Bellingham “Riot” - Let’s Expand the Conversation

By Dick ConoboyOn Dec 05, 2013

A recent report to the community following the 12 October “riot” entitled “Bellingham, WWU Working Together in Riot’s Aftermath,” written by Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard and Bellingham Mayor [...]

Anatomy of a Development Proposal - Part IV Geology, Stormwater, Wetlands and Watershed

By Guest writerOn Jul 15, 2013

Guest writer Gaythia Weis is a resident of the Puget Neighborhood and serves as the president of the neighborhood association. Her views below are entirely her own and do not [...]

Anatomy of a Development Proposal - Part III University Ridge - Where Do I Park?

By Guest writerOn Jul 08, 2013

Steve Abell guest writes this analysis. He is a resident of Bellingham. That question may be frequently asked by people driving in and around the future University Ridge (UR) student [...]

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