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Is Boulevard Park/Cornwall Landfill Overwater Walkway A Toxic Trail?

By Guest writerOn Dec 15, 2010

Wendy Harris wrote this guest article. ———- Bellingham continues to march forward with its proposal to construct a half-mile overwater walkway above Bellingham Bay, (which is actually designated a bridge [...]

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 [...]

The Way I See It - Los Angeles Resurrected

By Ham HayesOn Nov 25, 2009

I’ve been to Los Angeles many times. I even remember the Red and Yellow electric street cars that served the city from after World War II until their demise [...]

The Port of Chmelik

By John ServaisOn Nov 24, 2009

Seems like the offices of Frank Chmelik, the attorney for the Port of Bellingham, are becoming our defacto Port offices. Instead of conferences and meetings at the Port, the really [...]

The Mayor’s Statement in the Herald

By John ServaisOn Apr 26, 2009

Dan Pike’s guest editorial in Sunday’s Herald is a direct result of an article on NwCitizen earlier this week. Indeed, on Wednesday, after the article had only been [...]

Port of Bellingham gave millions to AIG

By John ServaisOn Mar 21, 2009

We local taxpayers have contributed $20 million of our own tax dollars to AIG’s executives. Remember? A couple years ago the Port bought an insurance policy from AIG to cover [...]

Fairhaven Shipyard to gain larger drydock

By John ServaisOn Jan 02, 2009

Coming to our Fairhaven waterfront - this magnificent floating drydock. The above aerial photo is of the Fairhaven Shipyard with the new drydock placed as a computer image at the [...]

New Library ideas

By John ServaisOn Jun 25, 2008

Tired of looking at a photo of geese when you check here? So am I. We have nine writers for this site but it has been rather slack lately. So [...]

What you can’t see, won’t kill ya - a lesson in TBL

By Ham HayesOn Feb 22, 2008

TBL, or Triple Bottom Line, is a nifty concept that says we want to be evaluating and measuring projects on the basis not only of economic, but environmental and societal [...]

When Is Less More?

By Tip JohnsonOn Feb 02, 2008

When Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) are prepared, more than one development model might be evaluated. But a no-action alternative is always required as a baseline reference. Conventionally, this is just [...]

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