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Smear Campaign

By Elisabeth BrittOn May 29, 2017

It seems that an outrageous smear campaign has been launched against a Whatcom County Councilmember, Satpal Sidhu, by a previous Councilmember, Mrs. Kathy Kershner, who ran against Mr. Sidhu in 2015. [...]

The Flip Side of Housing Affordability

By Dick ConoboyOn Apr 21, 2017

The minimum wage in Washington state is slated to rise to a whopping $13.50/hour in 2020, a full time gross wage of $27,000/year, although any sentient being knows that this amount [...]

Character - The Content of Bellingham’s Neighborhoods Part II

By Dick ConoboyOn Apr 11, 2017

For the February issue of Whatcom Watch I wrote an article entitled, Character - The Content of Bellingham’s Neighborhoods. In the April issue of the same newspaper, Shannon Maris, [...]

Rental Inspections in Happy Valley - A Report

By Dick ConoboyOn Apr 07, 2017

Rental inspections continue in Bellingham with the latest round in the Happy Valley Neighborhood. While statistics are not yet available the raw report indicates many of the same issues as [...]

The Bellingham Residential Survey Makes My Head Hurt

By Dick ConoboyOn Apr 04, 2017

This “Residential Survey” of Bellingham residents is a quasi-yearly affair with this stated purpose: “... the Survey is to seek feedback from residents [bolding mine] about their experience as citizens of [...]

Ken Imus has died. He saved historic Fairhaven buildings.

By John ServaisOn Mar 26, 2017

​Ken Imus loved Fairhaven. I had the pleasure of knowing him the past 15 years as I promoted Fairhaven and made a modest living with my website, Fairhaven.com. Ken was [...]

Bob Keller has passed on.

By John ServaisOn Feb 26, 2017

​Bob Keller has died this evening. Bob is known by all who are over 30 and have worked in environmental or community projects in Bellingham and Whatcom County. He came to [...]

Satpal Sidhu to Seek Re-Election

By John ServaisOn Feb 24, 2017

Satpal Sidhu, with not even two years on the council is for a third time seeking to be on the council. First, in 2015 when Sam Crawford resigned before his term [...]

Stephanie Kountouros To Receive Paul deArmond Citizen Journalism Award

By John ServaisOn Feb 07, 2017

Update, Tue, Feb 7: This Friday, Feb 10, is the award dinner for Stephanie. (Feb 8 - 5 pm—Reservations are now closed.) The MC for the evening is the political junkie himself, Riley [...]

Britt on Senator Ericksen

By John ServaisOn Feb 07, 2017

Elisabeth Britt is very savvy about how our state government in Olympia runs. She worked down there for years in different capacities. A few days ago she posted up an [...]

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