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Dinner, Anyone?

By Guest WriterOn Nov 06, 2019

[Our Guest Writers today: A native of Alaska, Laurel Cook is a 38 year resident of Bellingham where she and her husband, Cactus, raised their 4 children. They enjoy gathering with family [...]

Chanan Suarez’s Local Base Is Grassroots—We’re Just Too Poor To Buy Elections

By Guest WriterOn Oct 24, 2019

Sage Jones, co-chair of the Whatcom DSA, submitted this article as a counter to Dick Conoboy’s article of Oct 14. - - - - When I asked Chanan Suarez to [...]

Seth Fleetwood for Mayor

By Tip JohnsonOn Oct 15, 2019

I’m a little baffled by the claim that single family zoning is exclusionary and therefore racist. Zoning is a government police power and was always intended to be exclusionary. [...]

Chanan Suarez – Grass Roots Candidate?

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 14, 2019

Hardly grass roots. Chanan Suarez does not have broad local support in the race for Ward 5. He has raised an equal amount of campaign funds as his opponent, Lisa Anderson, [...]

DEROS + 50 Years

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 12, 2019

Date of Expected Return from OverSeas. DEROS is a military acronym. If, as a soldier, you had one or more hostile-fire tours overseas, those dates are seared into your brain. [...]

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 [...]

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