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Accessory Dwelling Units - An Update

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 03, 2019

An article appeared in the 3 Jun 2019 Herald ( With rents and home prices rising, they’re hoping these will ease Bellingham housing) on the situation with accessory dwelling units since council [...]

The Cost Of Smelling Good May Be Too High

By Dick ConoboyOn May 28, 2019

Several weeks ago, I used the rest room of a local hotel. Upon entering the facilities I was hit with such a strong odor of perfume that I began coughing [...]

All Hands on Deck to Help Protect the Great Blue Herons

By Jamie K. DonaldsonOn May 21, 2019

Update - posted Tuesday, May 21 Many people have been enjoying (from a safe distance!) the activity down at the heron colony at Post Point. The “chicks” are getting really big! [...]

Herons Continued: A Response to a Reader’s Comments

By Jamie K. DonaldsonOn May 18, 2019

In reply to the comments Gabe Rogel posted on my article of April 4. Or, to compare this article side by side to his comments, click here for a pdf of [...]

Bellingham Heron Colony Threatened by Development - Again

By Jamie K. DonaldsonOn Apr 04, 2019

Update - Monday, April 15, 2019 As you can see from the notice, the Public Hearing to consider sub-dividing the Shorewood plat next to the heron colony was postponed until further notice. [...]

Canada’s Pipe Dream Threatens the Salish Sea

By Michael RiordanOn Mar 31, 2019

Based in part on an article originally published in Seattle Times Opinions on March 10, 2019. Coauthored with Janet Alderton, whose brief bio appears below. Despite overwhelming opposition from British Columbia, Washington [...]

Saving The Orca And Salmon - Does Inslee Have The Political Will?

By Juliette DanielsOn Mar 20, 2019

In March 2018, Gov. Jay Inslee issued an executive order that directed state agencies to take “immediate” action to help the critically-endangered Southern Resident orcas and formed a nearly 50-member Southern [...]

Move These Buses, Now

By Alex McLeanOn Jan 27, 2019

If Bellingham Public Schools (hereafter noted as BPS) goes forward with plans to renovate its bus barn and storage facility, it will automatically foreclose on any option this community might [...]

Infinite Growth and Its Ecological Impact

By Larry HorowitzOn Jan 07, 2019

Jason Hickel, anthropologist, author, and fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, has written perhaps the best article I’ve read on the growth imperative and its ecological impact: [...]

Environmentalist?  Vote NO on 1631

By John ServaisOn Oct 23, 2018

Update, Tue, Oct 23 Cliff Mass has posted a second article on why we should vote NO on I-1631. He is getting a lot of push back from liberals but they [...]

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