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Swift Creek, loaded with asbestos and heavy metals, is getting out of control

By Ralph SchwartzOn Dec 05, 2016

The side of Sumas Mountain, laden with asbestos and soil-killing heavy metals, is sliding slowly but steadily into Swift Creek and then into the farmlands of north Whatcom County and—[...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

There Is A Way Out - Maybe

By Dick ConoboyOn Nov 23, 2016

In the 1944 play “Huis Clos” (No Exit) by Jean-Paul Sartre, two women and a man find themselves in hell, a room with no exit. One of the women is attracted [...]

A Brief Primer on Neoliberalsim

By Dick ConoboyOn Nov 16, 2016

The name Friederich* Hayek is not a household name, bandied about during dinner conversation, but it ought to be for we are seeing with the present election the very manifestation [...]

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President Obama’s signature accomplishment, the corporatist version of universal healthcare, is going to be “repealed and replaced” under the Trump administration.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

YES on I-732 Fits Conservative & Liberal Values

By John ServaisOn Nov 04, 2016

Beware the deceptive and very last minute anti-732 campaign. Vote YES on initiative 732. The Carbon Tax is really neutral as our sales taxes and other taxes will be reduced by [...]

Marijuana Policy Update - 2016 Election Edition

By David CampOn Oct 31, 2016

It bears repeating - the Great State of Washington, whose citizens are blessed with an abundance of good sense and a robust public initiative process, have in the face of [...]

Voting Recommendations 2016 - and More

By John ServaisOn Oct 25, 2016

Update - Sun, Nov 6 - two additional items. Link to League of Women Voters videos of their candidate and issue forums in October. Oct 15: US Congressional 1st and 2nd, EMS [...]

Erin Jones’ campaign for boss of state schools takes a hit

By Ralph SchwartzOn Sep 02, 2016

Living in a left-leaning state with a top-two primary, liberal voters in Washington sometimes must look for finer shades of distinction between the candidates who make it to the general [...]

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