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Ted Carlson Resigns as Bellingham Public Works Director

By John ServaisOn Jul 31, 2019

​Ted Carlson, Director of Public Works Department for the city of Bellingham, announced on Tuesday, July 30, that he was resigning his position effective August 15. He will take a position as [...]

Seattle Times to Doug Ericksen: Step Down

By Elisabeth BrittOn May 19, 2019

State Senator Ericksen with Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen. On May 14th the Seattle Times published an editorial titled “Senator Doug Ericksen should break his Cambodia deal or step down.” [...]

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 [...]

Rud Browne and His Wanderlust

By John ServaisOn Feb 07, 2019

Reading Ralph Schwartz’s fine article about the selection process in Mount Vernon on February 5 to appoint Liz Lovelett to the state Senate, Ralph notes the antics of Rud Browne. [...]

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 [...]

The Human Adventure Is Just Beginning If….

By Jon HumphreyOn May 10, 2018

Have you ever considered what tremendous potential we have as humans if we were to think about the world in larger terms and with more open minds? This is not [...]

Jim Peterson … from Homeless to Advocate for the Homeless

By Lisa E. PappOn Apr 14, 2018

What do you feel when you walk by a homeless person sitting or lying on the sidewalk or in a park? Do you feel disgusted or angry? Do you think …”[...]

Justin Trudeau’s “Bengal Bungle”

By John LesowOn Mar 04, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau returned last week from a junket to India. The trip was highlighted by the revelation that one of the honored guests invited by the Liberals [...]

Justin Trudeau’s Slippery Slide

By John LesowOn Feb 03, 2018

​Last month, the approval rating for Justin Trudeau dropped below 50% for the first time since his Liberal Party’s election in 2015. 49% of Canadians now disapprove of Trudeau’s performance. 46% still [...]

Dick Conoboy awarded Paul deArmond Citizen Journalism Award

By John ServaisOn Jan 10, 2018

​For over ten years now, Dick Conoboy has been researching and writing on Bellingham housing and city hall’s approach to neighborhoods, rentals, zoning, safety and planning. His efforts to [...]

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