There is a link to the Bellingham Register in the right column. The Register is a new, totally online newspaper and even has a paid reporter. And it has three job openings posted for News Editor, News Reporter, and Editorial Assistant.
This is promising for news reporting in Bellingham. While we have the Weekly now, it does not have any reporters and is mainly opinion and features. The Weekly's voice is important; and when Tim Johnson is on his feed, he is the most penetrating and gifted political commentator in our community.
Now, with the Register we have the hope of more actual news reporting on local government. Let's support this effort.
I would like to see mutual linking between perhaps a dozen of the local, high quality, online news and opinion websites. By visiting several sites one can gain a decent understanding of current local issues. But linking between the various websites is haphazard now and it seems there is always an edge of competition or a feeling of exceptionalism. We would all benefit if we collaborated at some level. Hell, we can even include links to the Herald as one of the news sources.
In the right column, I've listed the local blogs and news sites that offer good stuff. This list gets adjusted on a continuing basis. Some sites get new posts almost daily, some maybe once a week or less, some are entertaining as well as informative. All provide the best by local citizens who care about Bellingham and/or Whatcom County. All provide news and information that doesn't get touched by the Bellingham Herald.