Bellingham

Jail Tax: Third Time’s a Charm?

By Tip JohnsonOn Jan 22, 2020

The County Council has started their third attempt to pass the fourth tax since 1998 earmarked for repair or replacement of our jail - effort seven for four taxes. Sheriff Elfo’[...]

Bellingham Parking Fees Go to Volkswagen

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 18, 2020

The much touted PayByPhone option to pay for your parking in Bellingham is owned by Volkswagen Financial Services AG, a subgroup of the notorious Volkswagen AG that has been fined [...]

Unity Village Needs a Permit Extension. Please, Mayor Fleetwood, Can You Help?

By Lisa E. PappOn Jan 16, 2020

Since my December 30th, 2019 article about Homes NOW’s Unity Village petition for a permit extension, there have been a variety of developments in the process and communication between the [...]

Who’s Running Your Neighborhood Association? And Why Care?

By Karen SteenOn Jan 14, 2020

When I moved to Bellingham from a rural community in 2012, I was delighted to learn of the City’s designated neighborhoods and the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission (MNAC). I [...]

Advice to City Council on Scooters: Hasten Slowly

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 13, 2020

At the end of last year, I wrote about the city’s blossoming love affair with motorized scooters, AKA, e-scooters. [Yet Another Shiny Thing - Motorized Scooters] In 2020, the city [...]

Bellingham City Council To Support Public Banking

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 09, 2020

At its final meeting of the year on 16 December 2019, the Bellingham City Council’s Committee of the Whole agreed unanimously to create a resolution in support of public banking in [...]

We Have Failed to Adequately Protect Bellingham’s Great Blue Herons

By Jamie K. DonaldsonOn Jan 02, 2020

As an avid amateur bird watcher and conservationist, I was deeply alarmed, saddened and shamed by an article in the September 19, 2019 issue of Science magazine reporting that since 1970, three billion [...]

Unity Village Tiny Home Community Requests Permit Extension

By Lisa E. PappOn Dec 30, 2019

The search for a permanent location for Unity Village, Bellingham’s first tiny home community for our homeless neighbors, is ongoing. Leased or owned land, a minimum of 1/4 acre (1/2 acre [...]

Senator Bob Hasegawa to Speak to City Council on Public Banking - 16 December

By Dick ConoboyOn Dec 09, 2019

Update - Dec 18: Video of Sen. Hasegawa’s presentation to the Bellingham City Council on Monday, Dec 16. Bob speaks for 15 minutes and then answers questions from council members for another 20 [...]

HomesNOW Thrives Despite Setback

By Lisa E. PappOn Nov 25, 2019

I never imagined I would be writing the following type of article, period. I never imagined I’d be writing this article as a result of actions by James Lee ([...]

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