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Public Support for Alternatives to the Public Market as a Homeless Shelter

By Guest WriterOn Jun 14, 2020

John and Janet Crews guest write. The Crews family has been involved in downtown Bellingham since the end of WWII when Jack Crews, partnered to open Luke and Crews Floor [...]

Mainstream Media won’t Say this about Hong Kong

By Ho See-wingOn Jun 13, 2020

I had been asked by many Bellinghamsters to talk about Hong Kong after moving here. I would always begin this way: if you ask this question of five people in [...]

Mayor Seth Fleetwood Lacks Understanding of Transparency

By John ServaisOn Jun 10, 2020

Our new mayor, Seth Fleetwood, has trusted the staff he inherited from previous mayor, Kellie Linville, to handle a delicate situation, and it’s not going well. The staff has [...]

Gridlock In The Making - An Update

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 07, 2020

Ali Taysi, a land use consultant and founder of AVT Consulting, hosted a neighborhood meeting on June 1st to present the plans for a project they are promoting, Samish View, [...]

Opening Our Streets – A Golden Opportunity

By Stoney BirdOn Jun 06, 2020

Many readers will have noticed that there is a pronounced reduction in car traffic these days. The decrease seems actually to be an international phenomenon. With fewer cars, streets around [...]

An Early-Warning Covid-19 Alert and Response Protocol for San Juan County and Other Seasonal Resort Communities

By David A. SwansonOn Jun 02, 2020

[Co-author of this article is Peter A. Morrison, Ph.D., RAND Corporation Senior Demographer (retired) and President, Peter A. Morrison and Associates, Inc. He is an applied demographer based on [...]

Bellingham Herald Reprints Seattle Times Article - But With Edit

By John ServaisOn May 29, 2020

​The graphic to right is an online screenshot of a Seattle Times article from Thursday, May 28. The Bellingham Herald reprinted the Times article today, Friday, May 29, in their morning print [...]

Gridlock in the Making

By Dick ConoboyOn May 29, 2020

Yet another set of apartment buildings with a total of 118 studio units, called Samish View, is now proposed for the two parcels between the Elks Club and the Community Baptist [...]

ACLU Files Suit for the Firing of Dr. Ming Lin

By John ServaisOn May 28, 2020

​This morning, the ACLU has filed a lawsuit in Whatcom County Superior Court against PeaceHealth, St Joseph Hospital, and TeamHealth for the wrongful termination of Dr. Ming Lin in March. [...]

Would Adjudication Resolve Nooksack River Water Issues?

By Eric HirstOn May 19, 2020

How can we best resolve long-standing water-resource issues in the Nooksack River Basin? These problems–primarily too little water in the river and streams during the summer months–have been [...]

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