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 [...]
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 [...]
With the collapse of the Republican plan for national health care, and after eight years of Republicans castigating Obamacare, now - this week - is the perfect time to push [...]
About 70 people gathered in front of Bellingham City Hall on Wednesday, March 8, to rally for women’s rights under the shadow of the Trump administration.
“I’m pissed that it’[...]
The Case for Public Banking
Public banks are an effective way to use public funds for the good of communities, much like public utilities, instead of for the profit of [...]
The Sehome and York Neighborhoods have been inspected with an initial failure rate of about 50% in Sehome and approximately 31% in York. In Sehome, 748 units passed on either the first or [...]
The statistics from the first round of rental inspections in Bellingham were quite sobering, a 50% failure rate upon first inspection of rental units in the Sehome neighborhood. That is pretty [...]
That is the title of Alex Jensen’s article in Counterpunch on December 2nd. He first posits that we are now deeply into the “Great Acceleration” with respect to the [...]
President Obama’s signature accomplishment, the corporatist version of universal healthcare, is going to be “repealed and replaced” under the Trump administration. Obamacare, aka Romneycare, is already a Neocon plan- [...]
On October 24, our City Council voted 5 to 2 (with Terry Bornemann and Gene Knutson opposed) to accept Policy H-18 of the Comprehensive Plan.
Policy H-18 is a mere 47-word statement playing [...]