Something smells, but it is not just the screened sewage pouring into Bellingham Bay since early Saturday morning. A report at the City of Bellingham’s website says a “pipe [...]
I don’t really know Amy Glasser, but I’m starting to like her. She recently sent a letter to the County Council, asking some pointed questions about the highly [...]
Bellingham periodically considers new “signature events”. These typically involve lodging taxes and are designed to encourage overnight stays by tourists
Last time around, it ended up being the Bellingham Waterfront [...]
A poke is a sack or bag. It has a French origin as ‘poque’. Pig in a poke refers to when something is sold or bought without the buyer knowing [...]
Many remain amazed at the county administration’s determination to build a too-big jail outside the city - the sheriff’s and executive’s bid for a big, flat, rural [...]
I have usually been slow to criticize Doug Ericksen. I’ve watched him be a hard worker, showing up for issues on TV Washington, doing his homework, knowing his talking [...]
Fatal shootings by police are up in the 2016. “The year isn’t over yet, and police have already killed at least 896 people — many of whom were unarmed, mentally ill, and [...]
Could Trump end up an American hero? We shall see after the wailing, gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair is over.
Why did he win? He had a platform. [...]
Last week I discussed looking into the city budget to better inform your civic missions. Today we’ll look at the council packet. These are generally available HERE well in [...]
Everyone likes to know how their money is being spent. Right? Furthermore, informed citizens are essential to our democracy.
The Council Agenda/Packet for 10/24/2016 includes a list of capital projects [...]