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Wendy DeFreest is Opening a ‘Burger Joint’

By John ServaisOn Sep 19, 2015

Wendy DeFreest, owner of the very popular Avenue Bread sandwich cafes in Bellingham, is venturing into a full service restaurant in Fairhaven. “The Filling Station” will be a “burger [...]

$15/hr Minimum Wage - Seriously?

By Dick ConoboyOn Aug 19, 2015

This week in Iowa, Bernie Sanders said in a stump speech, “We’ve got to raise the minimum wage to a living wage, $15 an hour.” Presumably this [...]

Electromagnetic Radiation: Who’s Looking Out for You?

By John LesowOn Jul 14, 2015

Last month, a Superior Court judge in Montreal, Quebec, ordered three Canadian tobacco companies to pay over $15 billion in damages to Quebec smokers. The judgment was the largest in Canadian [...]

County proposes free pass for vacation rentals

By Tani SutleyOn Apr 26, 2015

Tani Sutley guest writes her third article about the lack of county regulations for residental homes being converted to vacation rentals. - - - The Whatcom County Council will introduce [...]

Coal Ship Collisions Study Is Released

By John ServaisOn Dec 18, 2014

Today the ship collision study for the proposed mega coal terminal at Cherry Point was released. The Washington Department of Ecology has posted the study - the “Vessel Traffic and [...]

Twas the Week Before Christmas…

By John ServaisOn Dec 18, 2014

…and the Historic Fairhaven shopping district rang with the noise of city public works tearing up the street. Note: see late evening update at end of article. Yes. The [...]

Reliable Prosperity

By Sandy RobsonOn Aug 14, 2014

Sandra Robson guest writes this article. She has researched and written about the problems with a coal port at Cherry Point for over a year, with 4 articles in the Whatcom [...]

What Landlords Need to Know about Rental Registration

By Guest WriterOn Jul 21, 2014

Theo Bickel guest writes this article. He is a recent Political Science graduate from WWU. When discussing rental code enforcement, you may think it's a dispute between tenants and [...]

Reid Boiler Works Burns Down

By John ServaisOn Feb 09, 2014

Reid Boiler Works, an old industrial building built of huge old growth fir timbers, burned to the ground late Saturday evening. It was a spectacular fire. And very sad as [...]

Krugman Spells It Out In Plain English

By John ServaisOn Apr 28, 2013

Paul Krugman has an outstanding aticle in Monday's New York Times. You can read it online here. It is short and is a masterpiece of brevity on a complicated [...]

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