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The Great Deceleration

By Dick ConoboyOn Dec 04, 2016

That is the title of Alex Jensen’s article in Counterpunch on December 2nd. He first posits that we are now deeply into the “Great Acceleration” with respect to the [...]

Obamacare on the Block - What will Trumpcare look like?

By David CampOn Nov 16, 2016

President Obama’s signature accomplishment, the corporatist version of universal healthcare, is going to be “repealed and replaced” under the Trump administration. Obamacare, aka Romneycare, is already a Neocon plan- [...]

The “Smoking Gun” to Provide Amnesty for Illegal Housing Units

By Anne MackieOn Nov 04, 2016

On October 24, our City Council voted 5 to 2 (with Terry Bornemann and Gene Knutson opposed) to accept Policy H-18 of the Comprehensive Plan. Policy H-18 is a mere 47-word statement playing [...]

Herbal Medicine - Another Thing the Hippies Got Right

By David CampOn Sep 20, 2016

Despite the thirty-year official policy of hippy-bashing, started under Reagan, and continued earnestly by Clinton with the ramp up of the “War on (some out of patent) Drugs” and the [...]

Chapter 2:  Playing the race card

By Dick ConoboyOn Aug 23, 2016

After the “Shout Down” by Council President Pinky Vargas on August 8, Anne Mackie and Dick Conoboy received the following email from Council Member April Barker, author of the [...]

Making Money on the Plight of Veterans

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 29, 2016

As a veteran, I am a more than a bit sensitive about those who would profit over the condition of veterans in the US especially since those who send those [...]

How Our Community Can Welcome Our Troops Home

By Guest writerOn Aug 24, 2015

Guest Writer: Christopher Brown is a U.S. Marine combat veteran of Iraq & Afghanistan and Purple Heart recipient. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work through [...]

You can’t fight city hall: city hall doesn’t fight fair

By Guest writerOn Aug 22, 2014

Pat McKee guest writes this. He is a resident of Sunnyland and was a leader in their seven year planning effort. - The future look of Bellingham's distinctive single [...]

Devil In the Details

By Guest writerOn Aug 16, 2014

What is the problem? Why are the Sunnyland neighbors unhappy with the outcome of the recent City Council decision that calls for single- family zoning for the DOT property? Here&[...]

What Landlords Need to Know about Rental Registration

By Guest writerOn Jul 21, 2014

Theo Bickel guest writes this article. He is a recent Political Science graduate from WWU. When discussing rental code enforcement, you may think it's a dispute between tenants and [...]

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