Bellingham

Dinner, Anyone?

By Guest WriterOn Nov 06, 2019

[Our Guest Writers today: A native of Alaska, Laurel Cook is a 38 year resident of Bellingham where she and her husband, Cactus, raised their 4 children. They enjoy gathering with family [...]

Dick’s Picks For November 2019 Election

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 27, 2019

Here are my choices for some of the races within Whatcom County. Bellingham Mayor: Seth Fleetwood is by far the superior candidate. Alan Rhodes got it right recently in the [...]

The Jail - Pentagon Hammers and Brick Walls

By Tip JohnsonOn Oct 25, 2019

There is so much more voters should know about the County’s continuing quest for a new jail. But ballots are out and life is too short to chase through [...]

Chanan Suarez’s Local Base Is Grassroots—We’re Just Too Poor To Buy Elections

By Guest WriterOn Oct 24, 2019

Sage Jones, co-chair of the Whatcom DSA, submitted this article as a counter to Dick Conoboy’s article of Oct 14. - - - - When I asked Chanan Suarez to [...]

Sink, Swim, or Divorce – Options Narrow for our Relationship with Harcourt

By Alex McLeanOn Oct 23, 2019

First, we’ll want to peer inside the Granary Building and ponder the spectacle of the world’s loneliest yoga studio ensconced within the world’s emptiest building. Then we’[...]

Seth Fleetwood for Mayor

By Tip JohnsonOn Oct 15, 2019

I’m a little baffled by the claim that single family zoning is exclusionary and therefore racist. Zoning is a government police power and was always intended to be exclusionary. [...]

Chanan Suarez – Grass Roots Candidate?

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 14, 2019

Hardly grass roots. Chanan Suarez does not have broad local support in the race for Ward 5. He has raised an equal amount of campaign funds as his opponent, Lisa Anderson, [...]

California Adopts Public Banking

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 03, 2019

Hooray for California! Hooray for public banking! North Dakota did its ground-breaking work by establishing a public bank 100 years ago. California, usually leading the pack in progressive pursuits, comes in [...]

Whatcom County Council Briefed On Public Banking By State Senator Bob Hasegawa

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 02, 2019

Senator Bob Hasegawa of Seattle, presented his thoughts on public banking before the Whatcom County Council’s Finance Committee (all council members were present however) on September 24th. You can [...]

Whatcom Justice Reform: The Big Fib

By Tip JohnsonOn Sep 30, 2019

A LITTLE BACKGROUND A proposed tax for a new jail has failed twice at the polls, the second failing by a ten times greater margin than the first. Yet the [...]

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