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Conservative Whatcom candidates distance themselves from GOP

By Ralph SchwartzOn Aug 21, 2017

​Four conservative candidates for elected office in Whatcom County have gotten together to chart a third way through local politics—one that doesn’t involve Republicans or Democrats. The four—[...]

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 [...]

Hiyu ferry for Lummi Island service - Explained

By Guest writerOn Jul 12, 2016

By Jim Dickinson. I would like to thank Tip for writing such an excellent and realistic article. (See “Lummi Island Drawbridge” of June 25 by Tip Johnson.) As the Chair of [...]

Greenways may reverse heron colony buffer purchase this evening

By John ServaisOn Jun 03, 2016

Updated late night, June 2 I went to the Greenways Advisory Committee meeting at 7 pm this evening, based on the agenda posted online at the city website. That agenda now displays [...]

We need to protect our Great Blue Heron colony

By John ServaisOn May 31, 2016

The Greenways Advisory Committee voted unanimously in early May to provide partial funding from their available free funds to purchase the platted but unbuilt house sites bordering the Great Blue [...]

Proposed over-water walkway is dead

By John ServaisOn May 21, 2016

It can now be reliably reported that the long planned over-water walkway, running from the north end of Boulevard Park to the Cornwall Avenue landfill, has been cancelled by the [...]

BNSF: A casual approach to railroad safety

By John ServaisOn Apr 04, 2016

The coal train in the photo above is heading north along Bellingham Bay just above Clayton Beach. Notice how it seems to overhang the sandy bluff? That is because the [...]

Anchor-chain activists face hefty fines

By Ralph SchwartzOn Feb 18, 2016

Combined, Chiara D’Angelo and Matt Fuller spent 88 hours last spring on the anchor chain of the Arctic Challenger. The vessel was docked in Bellingham Bay at the time [...]

Bye Bye

By John ServaisOn Dec 25, 2015

Merry Christmas and Seasons' Greetings. The Grinch has left the building. We can all breath a bit easier. The huge Shell Oil floating drill platform is - as I write [...]

A Learning Moment - Hopefully

By John ServaisOn Sep 13, 2015

I was going to cross the railway bridge over the Padden Creek Lagoon - but paused as I heard the dull, quiet rumble of a train engine from the direction [...]

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