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Planning

Motivated Reasoning Yields Useless Planning

By John ServaisOn Jul 23, 2012

When Bellingham Planning Department staff think “view corridors” are good things for the Fairhaven Neighborhood Plan, even if they are not needed, they get put into the plan. Such thinking [...]

Scott Walker asks for Charlie Sheldon’s resignation

By John ServaisOn Oct 19, 2011

Bellingham Port Commissioner Scott Walker motioned for the port to ask Executive Director Charlie Sheldon to resign. His motion came at the end of the regularly scheduled commission meeting on [...]

From the Political Junkie: A Petree-Eye View of Downtown

By Riley SweeneyOn Aug 09, 2011

Editor’s Note: An interview is not an endorsement. The Political Junkie urges people to read his Expanded Voter’s Guide for more information on how to vote. [...]

Problems with SEPA review of Cornwall Landfill

By Wendy HarrisOn Jun 23, 2011

In connection with the Model Toxic Control Act (MTCA) Interim Agreement for the Cornwall Landfill, the Port of Bellingham conducted a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review and issued a [...]

Port punts on commercial moorage rates

By Guest WriterOn Feb 17, 2011

Doug Karlberg, a local commercial fisherman, provides this informative article. The Port met Tuesday afternoon to take up the request by fishermen for moorage rates that would be competitive with [...]

Showdown at the Port of Bellingham

By Guest WriterOn Feb 14, 2011

Doug Karlberg, a local commercial fisherman, has written this guest article. Tomorrow there will be a showdown between local fishermen (and women) and the Port of Bellingham over commercial moorage [...]

Is Boulevard Park/Cornwall Landfill Overwater Walkway A Toxic Trail?

By Guest WriterOn Dec 15, 2010

Wendy Harris wrote this guest article. ———- Bellingham continues to march forward with its proposal to construct a half-mile overwater walkway above Bellingham Bay, (which is actually designated a bridge [...]

Bellingham! It’s The Mercury!

By Kamalla Rose KaurOn Mar 10, 2010

Last week I walked the trail above the Georgia Pacific site and met Hippie Jim wearing boater's camo, carrying his hand-cranked radio and a five gallon plastic bucket. We [...]

The Way I See It - Los Angeles Resurrected

By Ham HayesOn Nov 25, 2009

I’ve been to Los Angeles many times. I even remember the Red and Yellow electric street cars that served the city from after World War II until their demise [...]

The Port of Chmelik

By John ServaisOn Nov 24, 2009

Seems like the offices of Frank Chmelik, the attorney for the Port of Bellingham, are becoming our defacto Port offices. Instead of conferences and meetings at the Port, the really [...]

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