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AT&T and the COB (Partners in Corporate Welfare)

By Jon HumphreyOn Sep 30, 2018

I’ll start this article by blowing out of the water the safety argument made by our council, mayor and public works for the gift of almost $1 million dollars to [...]

New LLC Ownership for NW Citizen

By John ServaisOn Sep 27, 2018

To our readers, Last May, I wrote that it was time to change the ownership of NWCitizen. Today, I am pleased to announce that a new LLC with several owners [...]

Two dozen want Murphy’s Bellingham council seat

By Ralph SchwartzOn Sep 26, 2018

Democracy is not a spectator sport. Jean Layton told me this last year when I asked her why she chose to challenge Roxanne Murphy, who was seeking reelection to the [...]

The Last Ten Years And Us

By Dick ConoboyOn Sep 18, 2018

Happy 10th Anniversary! Understanding this article, Lehman 10th Anniversary Spin as a Teachable Moment, by economist Michael Hudson, will go along way to understanding why the efforts of our city [...]

Breaking News: City Council Changes

By Tip JohnsonOn Sep 01, 2018

Roxanne Murphy has apparently announced her resignation from the Bellingham City Council on Facebook. Murphy notes she’s going to be paid substantially more for taking a position as an [...]

Veterans Services at Western Washington University

By Dick ConoboyOn Aug 28, 2018

Western Washington University (WWU) has been supporting veterans for years, but recently that support has grown with the Veteran Services Office (VSO). What started as one person processing VA benefits [...]

Some Thoughts on I-1639 and its Fraudulent Character

By David CampOn Aug 28, 2018

Mass shootings make the news on a regular basis - it’s hard not to look at yet another social reject violently expressing his (yes they are all men) pain [...]

Kumbaya Between Sunnyland/Twin Sisters Brewing Company Done As Music Is Shut Down

By Dick ConoboyOn Aug 26, 2018

Music at the grand opening of the Twin Sisters Brewing Company was shut down on Saturday evening around 9 p.m., 25 August, after noise complaints began arriving at the 911 call center [...]

Citizen/City Dialogue - A Myth

By Dick ConoboyOn Aug 22, 2018

After more than 15 years of dealing with city hall, I am troubled by a lack of true dialogue between the city and its citizens. This deficiency consistently manifests itself and [...]

AT&T FirstNet (The Stasi Information Super Highway?)

By Jon HumphreyOn Aug 04, 2018

In the wake of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks an understandably angry, grief stricken, nation would rush to try and figure out what went wrong. Predatory people and companies would [...]

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