Dan Pike Issues Order to Evict Occupy Bellingham

By Riley SweeneyOn Dec 27, 2011

Update as of 3:44pm 12/27/11: Hey everyone. Several people have emailed (and a few commented below) that I went too far by questioning Pike’s motives for the City issuing [...]

Sam Crawford Faces Ethical Concerns . . . AGAIN

By Riley SweeneyOn Dec 15, 2011

Hello Loyal Readers, Local blogger and friend of The Political Junkie, Shane Roth (who you might remember was threatened by Doug Ericksen earlier this year) has filed an ethics complaint [...]

The Cole Train: Loads of BS

By Tip JohnsonOn Dec 04, 2011

At the request of the Edgemoor Neighborhood Association, Craig Cole (Mr. Coal) appeared at Fairhaven Middle School last Thursday to represent the interests of his employer, SSA Marine, proponents of [...]

UPDATE: City’s response focused on favoritism, not lost revenue

By Riley SweeneyOn Nov 30, 2011

More documents released today as a result of a follow-up public records request by the Political Junkie illuminate more of the city's response to employee moonlighting. For a full [...]

TPJ Exclusive: Little Documented Oversight for City Employee Moonlighting

By Riley SweeneyOn Nov 28, 2011

Little Documented Oversight for City Employees Moonlighting as Private Contractors Almost a year after two employees were fired over a similar controversy, the city of Bellingham still has few written [...]

Padden Trails Rezone – You Should Be Worried

By Dick ConoboyOn Nov 15, 2011

The owners of the 113 acres in the Samish Neighborhood known as Padden Trails have filed for a rezone of their property (click here ) from single family (20,000 sq. ft./unit ) residential [...]

Bellingham Bank of America hires security guard

By Dick ConoboyOn Nov 02, 2011

The Occupy Bellingham movement participants can claim the first instance of job creation as a result of their protests. The Bank of America at Holly and Cornwall has hired a [...]

Bad Idea, Wrong Place, and Wrong Time

By Guest WriterOn Oct 31, 2011

Bob Ferris of Re-Sources in Bellingham provides this perspective on our community. ——————— Some cities celebrate giant balls of string or humongous potatoes as part and parcel of their beings. In [...]

Doug Ericksen Continues to Attack Working People

By Riley SweeneyOn Oct 19, 2011

In the final weeks before the election, Doug Ericksen continues to display his disdain for the hard-working people of Whatcom County. Frequent readers might remember my report in September about [...]

The Political Junkie Occupies Bellingham

By Riley SweeneyOn Oct 08, 2011

You want beautiful pictures and gorgeous video? They aren't here, check out this entry over on my native site, The Political Junkie. The Occupy Wall Street movement has sparked [...]

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