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Tough choice for Democrats: Who will challenge Ericksen?

By Ralph SchwartzOn May 01, 2018

Democrats think they can do it. If only they can motivate voters to turn in their ballots in numbers comparable to a presidential election year, then Democrats say they can [...]

Ghosts of Maps Past (A Journey Though COBs Inadequate Fiber Maps)

By Jon HumphreyOn Apr 19, 2018

I know, I’ve produced a few maps for your consideration throughout this process. The first “GIS” map I received had the word approximate at the bottom of it. I [...]

Ericksen a tough out for Democrats in 2018

By Ralph SchwartzOn Apr 17, 2018

UPDATE: The campaign treasurer for Tim Ballew II, who is running as a Democrat against Doug Ericksen for his state Senate seat in the 42nd Legislative District, turned in two [...]

12 Questions (The Odd and Inappropriate)

By Jon HumphreyOn Apr 16, 2018

Update 4/27/2018: In an effort to be fair I always try to include relevant updates. After a 2nd attempt to get me to print written responses to the questions I sent [...]

Did Doug Ericksen in Fact Double Dip?

By Michael RiordanOn Apr 12, 2018

The recent rash of national news about corruption at the Environmental Protection Agency under Administrator Scott Pruitt brings back to mind repeated charges leveled last year that Senator Doug Ericksen [...]

MERCURY VICTIMS OF WHATCOM COUNTY

By Tip JohnsonOn Apr 09, 2018

Editor’s Note: Mercury Victims of Whatcom County is an anonymous, loose-knit organization that credits itself with having delivered the final blow that prompted Georgia-Pacific to end its Bellingham operations. [...]

12 Questions (Gene Knutson Interview)

By Jon HumphreyOn Apr 03, 2018

I am very pleased to say that Gene is the 2nd council member to sit down face to face with me for this interview. As of now, Gene and Michael [...]

5G and Why We Still Need Public Fiber

By Jon HumphreyOn Mar 27, 2018

I want you to try and think of telecommunications networks the same way you think of the network involved in the circulatory system in the body. With fiber-optic cabling making [...]

Doug Ericksen’s DC Haunts

By Michael RiordanOn Mar 23, 2018

In early March Sandy Robson filed a complaint with the Washington state Pubic Disclosure Commission, and Northwest Citizen published her press release summarizing Sen. Doug Ericksen’s inappropriate and possibly [...]

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 [...]

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