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Character - The Content of Bellingham’s Neighborhoods Part II

By Dick ConoboyOn Apr 11, 2017

For the February issue of Whatcom Watch I wrote an article entitled, Character - The Content of Bellingham’s Neighborhoods. In the April issue of the same newspaper, Shannon Maris, [...]

Rental Inspections in Happy Valley - A Report

By Dick ConoboyOn Apr 07, 2017

Rental inspections continue in Bellingham with the latest round in the Happy Valley Neighborhood. While statistics are not yet available the raw report indicates many of the same issues as [...]

Feds respond to Nooksack Indian Tribe “Kelly Faction”

By John ServaisOn Apr 06, 2017

​Former County Council member, Bob Kelly, resigned his council seat a few years ago and returned to take leadership of his Nooksack Indian Tribe out near Deming. Since then, he [...]

What did Ericksen know? Trump protesters facing trial seek subpoena

By Ralph SchwartzOn Apr 04, 2017

The “Whatcom Three,” who last May blocked Guide Meridian Road in Lynden on the day President Donald Trump made a campaign appearance there, want to know whether Republican state Senator [...]

The Bellingham Residential Survey Makes My Head Hurt

By Dick ConoboyOn Apr 04, 2017

This “Residential Survey” of Bellingham residents is a quasi-yearly affair with this stated purpose: “... the Survey is to seek feedback from residents [bolding mine] about their experience as citizens of [...]

Whatcom Sheriff’s facebook Search Warrant Is Withdrawn

By John ServaisOn Mar 13, 2017

This article has been updated from the original post at 3:40 p.m. Whatcom County Sheriff Elfo and the county prosecutor’s office have withdrawn their search warrant for facebook messages. [...]

City Planning Commission Transformed

By Dick ConoboyOn Mar 03, 2017

With the appointment of Mike Estes to the seven member Bellingham Planning Commission at the last City Council meeting, and the pending appointment of Iris Maute-Gibson in April, the development [...]

Big New Jail Not the Solution

By Amy GlasserOn Mar 01, 2017

Amy Glasser guest writes this article. I have recently declared my intention to run for a seat on the Whatcom County Council. One of the issues motivating me is that 55% [...]

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 [...]

Rental Inspections and the York Neighborhood

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 06, 2017

The Sehome and York Neighborhoods have been inspected with an initial failure rate of about 50% in Sehome and approximately 31% in York. In Sehome, 748 units passed on either the first or [...]

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