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Lisa Anderson Running for Ward 5 City Council

By Dick ConoboyOn Mar 19, 2019

Lisa Anderson has announced her candidacy for the Ward 5 City Council seat held by long-time City Council member Terry Bornemann who will retire at the end of 2019. (see press release [...]

No!  I Will Not Round Up.

By Dick ConoboyOn Mar 11, 2019

The grocery store cashier rings up the final item and provides the total to pay. Then comes the question, “Would you like to round that up for such and such [...]

The “Stick”-ification of Bellingham

By Dick ConoboyOn Mar 06, 2019

You see them all over town now. First, it was one or two, and then a creeping infection in the city of Bellingham, an infection of ugly, sometimes small and [...]

Bellingham Residential Survey Makes My Teeth Itch

By Dick ConoboyOn Mar 02, 2019

Congratulations! Bellingham has just produced another survey of homeowners and seniors. What is wrong with this picture? Two years ago I wrote an article here entitled, “The Bellingham Residential Survey [...]

Public Banking Bill Re-Introduced In the Washington State Senate

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 27, 2019

A budget proviso in the current state budget has provided funds for the development of a business plan for an eventual Washington state public bank. The business plan is due [...]

Rud Browne and His Wanderlust

By John ServaisOn Feb 07, 2019

Reading Ralph Schwartz’s fine article about the selection process in Mount Vernon on February 5 to appoint Liz Lovelett to the state Senate, Ralph notes the antics of Rud Browne. [...]

Anacortes Council member Lovelett to replace Ranker in state Senate

By Ralph SchwartzOn Feb 05, 2019

Anacortes City Council member Liz Lovelett was sworn in late Tuesday, Feb. 5, as Washington state’s newest senator, to represent the 40th Legislative District. Members of the San Juan and [...]

Move These Buses, Now

By Alex McLeanOn Jan 27, 2019

If Bellingham Public Schools (hereafter noted as BPS) goes forward with plans to renovate its bus barn and storage facility, it will automatically foreclose on any option this community might [...]

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 [...]

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