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Seattle Times to Doug Ericksen: Step Down

By Elisabeth BrittOn May 19, 2019

State Senator Ericksen with Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen. On May 14th the Seattle Times published an editorial titled “Senator Doug Ericksen should break his Cambodia deal or step down.” [...]

Herons Continued: A Response to a Reader’s Comments

By Jamie K. DonaldsonOn May 18, 2019

In reply to the comments Gabe Rogel posted on my article of April 4. Or, to compare this article side by side to his comments, click here for a pdf of [...]

Candidate Filings - Wed Update + Fri final

By John ServaisOn May 17, 2019

One more note (10pm): The Belllingham Herald has an online article noting Barbara Brenner has withdrawn. The Herald incorrectly says she represents the 4th District. She actually represents the old [...]

Candidate Filing Week is Here – It’s About to Get Real.

By John ServaisOn May 12, 2019

According to several reliable sources in local conservative politics, Tony Larson will likely file for Whatcom County Executive this week. Tony would not accept nor return my phone calls this [...]

Vacation Rental Kickoff Is May 5th - Put It On Your Calendar!

By Dick ConoboyOn Apr 30, 2019

Framing counts. That is why the city consistently refers to vacation rentals as short term rentals (STRs). Just another rental but…you know… short. I think an even better descriptor [...]

The Sight Of Green

By Guest WriterOn Apr 19, 2019

[Guest Writer, Erin Wade, owns the salad bistro Vinaigrette, the general store Modern General and two sustainable farms in Texas and New Mexico. She was born and raised in Bellingham [...]

Unbreaking America: A NEW short film about solving the Corruption Crisis

By Larry HorowitzOn Apr 17, 2019

A 12-minute video actually worth watching. Interesting and informative. Unbreaking America

WWU Dormitory Construction Plans Woefully Inadequate

By Dick ConoboyOn Apr 14, 2019

In February 2018, WWU President Sabah Randhawa announced plans before the Bellingham City Council (albeit quite vague) that the university would begin building additional on-campus housing. (Video of his remarks here [...]

Bellingham Heron Colony Threatened by Development - Again

By Jamie K. DonaldsonOn Apr 04, 2019

Update - Monday, April 15, 2019 As you can see from the notice, the Public Hearing to consider sub-dividing the Shorewood plat next to the heron colony was postponed until further notice. [...]

Samish Hill Forested Acreage Getting a “Haircut” - What Lies Ahead?

By Tom DohmanOn Apr 03, 2019

Approximately 68 acres of forested land on Samish Hill (east of 40th St) are slated for timber harvesting with follow-up plans to replant the logged areas with new tree seedlings within 1[...]

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