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Dick Conoboy

Writer • Member since Jan 26, 2008

Dick Conoboy is a recovering civilian federal worker and military officer who was offered and accepted an all-expense paid, one year trip to Vietnam in 1968. He is a former Army Foreign Area Specialist for Western Europe and Southeast Asia, counter-terrorism intelligence analyst and information/security manager at the Defense Department. Dick also worked as a resource manager at various government offices to include then VP Al Gore’s National Partnership for Re-inventing Government, now recognized as having been a shamefully neo-liberal “think tank”. He speaks fluent French and a passable English learned through many years of elementary school experience diagramming sentences. Dick owes his writing ability to consuming large amounts of chemical laden and fried fresh water pike and perch fished from Lake Erie in the 40s and 50s near his native Cleveland whose Cuyahoga River regularly catches on fire.

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Rental Inspections - Where Are We…Really?

By Dick ConoboyOn Nov 03, 2017

Rental safety and health inspections began in Bellingham in the summer of 2016. In an August 2017 report to the Bellingham City Council [See report below], the director of planning indicated that [...]

Fire on Jersey St. - An Investigation

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 07, 2017

This terrible fire at 1017 Jersey Street this past week was the fourth Hansen/Lakeway Realty rental home to be engulfed in flames in the last 5-6 years, thus accounting for [...]

Myths Around Affordable Housing in Bellingham

By Dick ConoboyOn Sep 29, 2017

Nothing less than a land grab has taken place in Bellingham that the city has failed to acknowledge as among the principal causes of unaffordability. More than half the population [...]

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Recent comments

"John, Thanks for this rational piece on a topic that too often gets distorted by the fact that the offense has to do with sex.  COSA seems to be [...]

Nov 20, 2017 on
Managing High Risk Sexual Offenders--A Canadian Approach

"[I posted a version of this comment on a thread at NextDoor on the same topic] The ADUtopic is only one of several that the neighborhoods must contend with over [...]

Nov 17, 2017 on
Self-Determination or Self-Defeat?

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Nov 10, 2017 on
Rental Inspections - Where Are We...Really?

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Nov 07, 2017 on
Election Night Notes

" This is really petty ad hominem shit from Todd.  I was not voting for him anyhow and this confirms my choice not to.  I fully support Amy.

Oct 28, 2017 on
Candidate Donovan Melts Down on Facebook
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