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$15 Minimum Wage - Assured Debt Peonage

By Dick ConoboyOn Apr 04, 2016

California has just followed Oregon in the race to enshrine low wages by forging ahead with a cruelly insufficient $15 minimum wage, not now, but in 6 years! By then, the cost [...]

It’s the Derivatives, Stupid!

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 01, 2016

To borrow phraseology from candidate Bill Clinton and at the risk of again being characterized as Chicken Little, here is some information that may make your teeth itch and your [...]

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 [...]

Fairhaven Pharmacy Closes Today - For Real

By John ServaisOn Oct 20, 2015

Modern times have caught up with the venerable Fairhaven Pharmacy in the southside of Bellingham. As of 6 p.m. this evening, they are closing - going out of business - [...]

Wendy DeFreest is Opening a ‘Burger Joint’

By John ServaisOn Sep 19, 2015

Wendy DeFreest, owner of the very popular Avenue Bread sandwich cafes in Bellingham, is venturing into a full service restaurant in Fairhaven. “The Filling Station” will be a “burger [...]

$15/hr Minimum Wage - Seriously?

By Dick ConoboyOn Aug 19, 2015

This week in Iowa, Bernie Sanders said in a stump speech, “We’ve got to raise the minimum wage to a living wage, $15 an hour.” Presumably this [...]

Electromagnetic Radiation: Who’s Looking Out for You?

By John LesowOn Jul 14, 2015

Last month, a Superior Court judge in Montreal, Quebec, ordered three Canadian tobacco companies to pay over $15 billion in damages to Quebec smokers. The judgment was the largest in Canadian [...]

County proposes free pass for vacation rentals

By Tani SutleyOn Apr 26, 2015

Tani Sutley guest writes her third article about the lack of county regulations for residental homes being converted to vacation rentals. - - - The Whatcom County Council will introduce [...]

Coal Ship Collisions Study Is Released

By John ServaisOn Dec 18, 2014

Today the ship collision study for the proposed mega coal terminal at Cherry Point was released. The Washington Department of Ecology has posted the study - the “Vessel Traffic and [...]

Twas the Week Before Christmas…

By John ServaisOn Dec 18, 2014

…and the Historic Fairhaven shopping district rang with the noise of city public works tearing up the street. Note: see late evening update at end of article. Yes. The [...]

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