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Kristine Lytton to not seek reelection

By John ServaisOn Mar 14, 2018

​Kristine Lytton announced on the state House Democrats website today that she will retire from her state house seat at the end of this year. She has been in office [...]

12 Questions (Michael Lilliquist Interview)

By Jon HumphreyOn Mar 10, 2018

This is the first of what I hope will be a series where I ask our council members, and the mayor, the same questions and can post their responses. I [...]

Chuckanut Ridge lawsuit finally ends

By Larry HorowitzOn Mar 08, 2018

Chuckanut Ridge and the Chuckanut Community Forest live on! The Commissioners of the Chuckanut Community Forest Park District were notified yesterday that the Washington Supreme Court denied the petition for [...]

False Alarms, Alerts and Other Panic Inducing Incidents

By Dick ConoboyOn Mar 07, 2018

Several days ago I received an email from Baffler magazine with an article entitled Blame the Computer by Corey Pein. Part of the piece was an explanation of the glitch [...]

Just What Bellingham Needs - Another Brewery - And Amid Single Family Homes

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 19, 2018

A short time ago, I received the following from a resident of Sunnyland. It is another story of zoning laws that do little to protect our residents while favoring businesses.[...]

COB Broadband Back To The 80s

By Jon HumphreyOn Feb 13, 2018

Let me start by stating up-front that I am working on public fiber as a volunteer and my interest has no financial benefit to me. I actually want what’s [...]

Updatd: County Council May Try End Run on State Legislature

By Elisabeth BrittOn Feb 06, 2018

Updated January 31, 2018 On January 30th, the Whatcom County Council adopted Interim Ordinance 2018-057 - repealing emergency Ordinance 2017-001 (the County moratorium on drilling permit-exempt wells due to the WA Supreme [...]

On Loss of Trust, Broken Process, and Failed Commitments in Bellingham

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 01, 2018

There are several continuing and grave concerns regarding the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance update process that I initially wrote about last December in a piece entitled “City’s First [...]

Water, Water Everywhere, But ...

By Eric HirstOn Jan 29, 2018

Although we get lots of rain and snow in the winter, Whatcom County faces serious water-supply issues during the summer months. Here are the key issues I see and what [...]

News Briefs / Tue, Jan 23

By Northwest CitizenOn Jan 23, 2018

MV Columbia at Fairhaven terminal Alaska Ferry stuck in Bellingham ​The Alaska Ferry “Columbia” is stuck in Bellingham waiting for repairs. The Columbia did not sail last Friday at 6 pm [...]

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