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The Mayor’s Statement in the Herald

By John ServaisOn Apr 26, 2009

Dan Pike’s guest editorial in Sunday’s Herald is a direct result of an article on NwCitizen earlier this week. Indeed, on Wednesday, after the article had only been [...]

Port of Bellingham gave millions to AIG

By John ServaisOn Mar 21, 2009

We local taxpayers have contributed $20 million of our own tax dollars to AIG’s executives. Remember? A couple years ago the Port bought an insurance policy from AIG to cover [...]

Fairhaven Shipyard to gain larger drydock

By John ServaisOn Jan 02, 2009

Coming to our Fairhaven waterfront - this magnificent floating drydock. The above aerial photo is of the Fairhaven Shipyard with the new drydock placed as a computer image at the [...]

City Hall improved, friendlier Permit Center

By Paul deArmondOn Nov 16, 2008

This was a guest article before Paul became one of our writers. It is a tale of trying to simply update the heating system in a duplex home. We post [...]

New Library ideas

By John ServaisOn Jun 25, 2008

Tired of looking at a photo of geese when you check here? So am I. We have nine writers for this site but it has been rather slack lately. So [...]

What you can’t see, won’t kill ya - a lesson in TBL

By Ham HayesOn Feb 22, 2008

TBL, or Triple Bottom Line, is a nifty concept that says we want to be evaluating and measuring projects on the basis not only of economic, but environmental and societal [...]

When Is Less More?

By Tip JohnsonOn Feb 02, 2008

When Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) are prepared, more than one development model might be evaluated. But a no-action alternative is always required as a baseline reference. Conventionally, this is just [...]

Public hearing started well after 9 pm

By John ServaisOn Jul 17, 2007

It is not bad enough that the city council schedules the public hearing on our future Shoreline Master Plan for the middle of July - a plan many years in [...]

Forums and blogging and pits, oh my!

By NWCitizen ManagementOn Jul 12, 2007

The Herald does not even follow its own mandates. On Sunday, the editorial said the candidates “...must address 6 big issues.” Must. Then they sent out their own list of 8 questions [...]

Only a government agency would do this.

By NWCitizen ManagementOn Jul 09, 2007

The Herald ran an ad for the State Department of Ecology informing us of the web site where we could find the Draft Consent Decree for our waterfront cleanup. Well, [...]

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