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Born, lived, educated in North Carolina. Left as soon as I had a college degree and a car. First California for a year, then Washington state for 15 years: Bellingham, Fishtown. Brought back kicking and screaming to NC in 1982; began subbing in local schools & found I was good at it; went back to A&T (an HBCU) for my teacher's certification plus M.A., and taught in a local high school (English, what else?) for 20 years. Slowly became resigned to being here, and now even enjoy it. Retired in 2011. Spend winters embroidering and sewing, summers gardening. And reading all year round.View Profile
Rental inspections in Bellingham performed by private inspection services should be audited immediately.4 comments, most recent 2 days ago
Walla Walla Shows the Way to the Future for local county jails. First, take it away from the sheriff and put it under a Department of Corrections.1 comment, most recent 4 hours ago
Chelan County renovated its downtown Wenatchee jail rather than build a big new jail outside of town. We in Whatcom County can also restart our jail planning for a better solution.1 comment, most recent 1 week ago
Social Media exchanges among politically polarized groups often deteriorate into personal attacks, smear campaigns and verbal abuse.9 comments, most recent 1 week ago
The Bellingham Bells should honor the fireworks ban in Bellingham.3 comments, most recent 1 week ago
Sulfurous gases released from crude-oil tankers anchored south of Bellingham appear to be a fairly common summer occurrence.2 comments, most recent 1 week ago
Taking a look at jail planning in other communities. Can Whatcom County and Bellingham hit the reset button on the jail debate and learn from the mistakes of others?3 comments, most recent 1 week ago
The President’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement flies directly in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence for human-caused climate change. It calls into question his ability to lead this great nation.2 comments, most recent 5 days ago
Juliette Daniels continues her in-depth analysis of Law & Justice in Whatcom County2 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Juliette Daniels continues her in-depth analysis of Law & Justice in Whatcom County4 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
Startling change in British Columbia government today, Monday, may lead to the cancelling pipeline and no increase in oil tankers in the San Juan Islands6 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Former Whatcom County Councilmember Kershner asserts that Satpal Sidhu is unfit for public office.15 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Contributing Writer Juliette Daniels continues her in depth series on Law & Justice in Whatcom County2 comments, most recent 4 weeks ago
Contributing Writer Juliette Daniels continues with Part Five of her in depth series on Law & Justice in Whatcom County
Whatcom 3 update: Ericksen will not be held in contempt for ignoring subpoena. Dismissal based on destruction of evidence also unlikely; ruling expected May 25. Dismissal based on4 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Michael Riordan writes in Sightline about oil tankers from Vancouver through our Salish Sea - and the dilbits. We have an intro and link to the Sightline article.
Contributing Writer Juliette Daniels continues with Part Four of her in depth series on Jaw & Justice in Whatcom County
Guest writer Juliette Daniels continues with Part Three of her in depth series on Law & Justice in Whatcom County.2 comments, most recent 1 month ago
After a long wait, the replacement basketball hoop has been installed in Harriet Spanel Park.