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Bellingham’s 2013 Water Quality Report: The Facts But Not the Truth

By Wendy HarrisOn May 13, 2014

Great News!! According to Bellingham’s 2013 Safe Drinking Water Act annual water quality report, “Bellingham's water is very clean.” Sure, “unregulated contaminants of concern” (vanadium, stontium, hexavalent chromium, [...]

The Marijuana Bowl

By John ServaisOn Jan 19, 2014

Too funny to ignore. Checking news web sites in the hour after the Seahawks win shows only the British and the online Seattle PI willing to point out the elephant [...]

City too Poor for Power Pennies or Discrimination?

By Guest writerOn Dec 27, 2013

Publisher note: Guest writer Barbara Perry brings to our notice a public need in Bellingham. During this Christmas and holiday season, we might reflect on how we as a community [...]

Obamacare and the Coming (Not Again?) Wealth Transfer

By Dick ConoboyOn Mar 06, 2013

It is called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (short form: “Obamacare”). As with most laws nowadays, you can be sure that the effect of the law [...]

PeaceHealth Merger Threatens Women’s Health in Whatcom County

By Riley SweeneyOn Feb 26, 2013

Writer's Note: Hello everyone, Riley Sweeney here from The Political Junkie. You can find more of my writing over at my site but I wanted to share this piece [...]

The Big Business of Breast Cancer

By Guest writerOn Feb 08, 2012

Editor's Note: Nancy Welch wrote this article in 2006, and, in light of the current controversies surrounding the Susan G. Komen Foundation, she has updated it for the Northwest Citizen. [...]

Bad Idea, Wrong Place, and Wrong Time

By Guest writerOn Oct 31, 2011

Bob Ferris of Re-Sources in Bellingham provides this perspective on our community. ——————— Some cities celebrate giant balls of string or humongous potatoes as part and parcel of their beings. In [...]

From a Political Junkie: Abstaining from Abstinence-Only

By Riley SweeneyOn Nov 29, 2010

When it comes to most things, I am a facts-oriented guy. I believe evolution is scientific fact because it has been tested and verified. I believe if you leave milk [...]

Questions on Health Care

By Craig MayberryOn Mar 27, 2010

Now that the historic health care bill has been signed and become law, there are a number of important questions that need to be addressed by Senators Murray, Cantwell, and [...]

Bellingham! It’s The Mercury!

By Kamalla Rose KaurOn Mar 10, 2010

Last week I walked the trail above the Georgia Pacific site and met Hippie Jim wearing boater's camo, carrying his hand-cranked radio and a five gallon plastic bucket. We [...]

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