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Big Telecom Low-Income Connections are a Joke

By Jon HumphreyOn May 16, 2018

Let me start this article with the last sentence. With public infrastructure, like a Dig Once Policy, we can provide real low-income connections at a lower price and in some [...]

Megaplex Infection Spreads to Sehome

By Dick ConoboyOn May 16, 2018

The rental megaplex infection has spread from the York Neighborhood to the Sehome Neighborhood as the result of an open land wound occasioned by a fire that destroyed two rental [...]

A time to change NW Citizen ownership

By John ServaisOn May 13, 2018

I started Northwest Citizen in September 1995 as a handcrafted blog about local politics and government abuses. This was years before the word “blog” was coined and before Google and before [...]

A Modest Proposal To City Council And To Landlords

By Dick ConoboyOn May 10, 2018

With all the talk recently from the Planning Commission and the City Council about neighborhoods stepping up to the bar to sacrifice low density and livability in the struggle for [...]

The Human Adventure Is Just Beginning If….

By Jon HumphreyOn May 10, 2018

Have you ever considered what tremendous potential we have as humans if we were to think about the world in larger terms and with more open minds? This is not [...]

Oh The Horror! The Invasion of the Dreaded DADU has begun!

By David CampOn May 09, 2018

Well they’ve gone and done it - City Council and the Mayor (over the objections of the sainted Terry and Gene, the only ones not corrupted by neo-liberal Uberization) [...]

Uberization Of Your Backyard – Instant Debt Creation

By Dick ConoboyOn May 07, 2018

It did not take long for the rentier vultures to smell the carrion lying in your backyard: that dead space that used to be your garden or lawn. Those vultures [...]

Perspective: Greenways could buy Padden Creek property

By John ServaisOn May 04, 2018

​Years ago, the Greenways Advisory Committee of Bellingham considered buying two lots on Padden Creek adjacent to the Interurban Trail. The thinking at the time ran that there was no [...]

Tough choice for Democrats: Who will challenge Ericksen?

By Ralph SchwartzOn May 01, 2018

Democrats think they can do it. If only they can motivate voters to turn in their ballots in numbers comparable to a presidential election year, then Democrats say they can [...]

B’ham Planning set to allow Stebner to build virtually in Padden Creek

By John ServaisOn Apr 23, 2018

Update, Wed, April 25 noon. The comment time for this development will be restarted next Tuesday, May 1 and continue through Tuesday, May 15. This is according to an email from the planning [...]

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