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Public Banking - Time To Get Off Our Butts

By Dick ConoboyOn Jul 14, 2018

While the city of Bellingham sits on its collective butt, others in Washington state are working to see that public banking comes to the state. I explained the need for, [...]

Public Works Doesn’t Care What You Say

By Jon HumphreyOn Jul 12, 2018

Update: 7/14/2018: Shortly after releasing this article I received the “draft that supposedly did not exist” from Eric Johnston at public works with a request for my input. The document, is [...]

Prohibit Vacation Rentals - Now!

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 23, 2018

Many supporters of vacation rentals, especially those who came forward at the 18 June council hearing,* spoke to their personal experiences as vacation rental owners. First, it boggles one’s mind [...]

Fireworks

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 20, 2018

Officer Dante Alexander of the Bellingham Police Department has posted on NextDoor.com, “As the Fourth of July nears and we begin to plan our celebrations, please keep in mind [...]

The Traumatization of Our Police

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 17, 2018

The problem of traumatized police officers doesn’t need to take the most tragic route, the shooting of our citizens, to be dangerous. Traumatized police officers erode day-to-day contact with [...]

Legislation By Anecdote - Accessory Dwelling Units in Bellingham

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 13, 2018

“It was no accident that the Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2016 was “post-truth,” a condition where facts are less influential in shaping opinion than emotion and personal belief. [...]

Cooperative v. LLC – Considerations in Form of Organization

By David CampOn Jun 05, 2018

This article addresses some decision factors in entity formation which are not frequently considered, especially for groups whose main motivations are civic rather than pecuniary. Where the key objective is [...]

The NFL Sowed Its Own Problem With The National Anthem

By Dick ConoboyOn May 30, 2018

The big shots of the National Football League (NFL) have no one to blame but themselves for the problems surrounding the playing of the national anthem at the beginning of [...]

Lewis, I Hardly Knew Ye

By Dick ConoboyOn May 25, 2018

Late in the evening of May 11, 1994, I awoke in my hospital room after having had surgery that afternoon. While in an anesthetically induced haze, I moved through the TV channels [...]

Who’s Afraid of Gina Haspel?

By Dick ConoboyOn May 23, 2018

The appointment of Gina Haspel to the position of the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a legal and moral disaster for the United States. Her involvement in [...]

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