Washington State

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 [...]

California Adopts Public Banking

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 03, 2019

Hooray for California! Hooray for public banking! North Dakota did its ground-breaking work by establishing a public bank 100 years ago. California, usually leading the pack in progressive pursuits, comes in [...]

Senator Hasegawa To Speak On Public Banking Before the County Council - 24 September

By Dick ConoboyOn Sep 19, 2019

Washington State Senator Bob Hasegawa from Seattle will again speak on the issue of public banking, this time before the Finance and Administrative Services Committee of the Whatcom County 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 [...]

Public Banking - Senator Hasegawa at the Bellingham City Club

By Dick ConoboyOn May 24, 2019

State Senator Bob Hasegawa travelled from Olympia last Wednesday, May 22nd, to speak to Whatcom County residents about the benefits of public banking: “A State Bank for Washington – Invest in [...]

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.” [...]

Unbreaking America: A NEW short film about solving the Corruption Crisis

By Larry HorowitzOn Apr 17, 2019

A 12-minute video actually worth watching. Interesting and informative. Unbreaking America

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 [...]

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. [...]

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