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Of Broken Roads and Re-invented Wheels

By Tip JohnsonOn Jan 18, 2019

I recently ran into Harry Skinner, long-time architect of some local reknown, now an octogenarian. His decades of design and planning experience have left him hard pressed to feel the [...]

Winter Haven Tent Community Opens in Bellingham

By Lisa E. PappOn Jan 14, 2019

Would you sleep outside in a tent during the winter? I certainly couldn’t. Fortunately, we are having a relatively mild winter in the Pacific Northwest this year. But, even [...]

COB Produces Elementary School Level Dig Once Draft

By Jon HumphreyOn Jan 10, 2019

I don’t want to always paint the picture that nothing good is going on with public broadband. I am happy to report that both the Port and PUD have [...]

Bellingham Fireworks Ban, New Year’s Eve And The Troops

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 10, 2019

In vain this year, I have looked for any mention from the City of Bellingham, in the way of a warning to the public prior to New Year’s Eve, [...]

Washington State Treasurer Gaslighting on Public Banking

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 08, 2019

“Effectively and efficiently manage investments, debt, and cash to protect and enhance Washington State’s strong financial standing, build economic vitality, and ensure the highest possible value for every tax [...]

Infinite Growth and Its Ecological Impact

By Larry HorowitzOn Jan 07, 2019

Jason Hickel, anthropologist, author, and fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, has written perhaps the best article I’ve read on the growth imperative and its ecological impact: [...]

This Mayor Hates Greenways

By Alex McLeanOn Jan 06, 2019

Mayor Kelli Linville’s first interaction with the Greenways Advisory Committee was to ask us to draw up a list of properties to sell. She had been in office a [...]

Climate Chaos, Tipping Points and The Final Buzzer

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 06, 2019

[The following is a reprint of an article by me recently published in the Whatcom Watch and reproduced on NWCitizen with permission. The original can be found at this link] [...]

Appealing Voodoo Economics Housing Values

By Jon HumphreyOn Jan 02, 2019

Years ago, the first time my property value was raised, I wrote to the assessor about it. The reply I received was essentially a “canned answer.” I pressed and asked [...]

Lincoln and Lakeway - Hazards “Я” Us

By Dick ConoboyOn Dec 14, 2018

Be you a pedestrian, bicyclist or a vehicle driver, the hazards around the intersection of Lincoln St. and Lakeway Dr. abound. Some relate to poor driving practices and others relate [...]

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