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COB Broadband Back To The 80s

By Jon HumphreyOn Feb 13, 2018

Let me start by stating up-front that I am working on public fiber as a volunteer and my interest has no financial benefit to me. I actually want what’s [...]

What Is Doug Ericksen Thinking?

By Michael RiordanOn Feb 13, 2018

A recent Seattle Times op-ed by Senator Doug Ericksen (“Trump’s first year has been a resounding success,” 31 January 2018) suggests he has gotten drunk on the Trump Kool-Aid and is [...]

Drug Policy From the Precinct

By Guest WriterOn Feb 09, 2018

Alex Kelly Alexander Reed Kelly lives in the mid-Hudson Valley, where he helps New York State Assemblyman Frank Skartados develop legislation. He previously served as an associate editor and columnist [...]

The Bulwark of Democracy? An Opinionated View from the West

By Michael RiordanOn Feb 08, 2018

Editor note: This article was first published in an edited version in the Seattle Times on February 6, 2018, titled “It’s up to Western states to rescue our democracy.” Here below [...]

Updatd: County Council May Try End Run on State Legislature

By Elisabeth BrittOn Feb 06, 2018

Updated January 31, 2018 On January 30th, the Whatcom County Council adopted Interim Ordinance 2018-057 - repealing emergency Ordinance 2017-001 (the County moratorium on drilling permit-exempt wells due to the WA Supreme [...]

Voices from the Inside: Part 1 - What’s next for the Whatcom County Jail and Justice System?

By Juliette DanielsOn Feb 05, 2018

The sheriff and corrections officers working at the Whatcom County Jail have described intolerable working conditions and inhumane housing for inmates. Based on first-hand accounts of former inmates, the jail [...]

Justin Trudeau’s Slippery Slide

By John LesowOn Feb 03, 2018

​Last month, the approval rating for Justin Trudeau dropped below 50% for the first time since his Liberal Party’s election in 2015. 49% of Canadians now disapprove of Trudeau’s performance. 46% still [...]

On Loss of Trust, Broken Process, and Failed Commitments in Bellingham

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 01, 2018

There are several continuing and grave concerns regarding the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance update process that I initially wrote about last December in a piece entitled “City’s First [...]

Water, Water Everywhere, But ...

By Eric HirstOn Jan 29, 2018

Although we get lots of rain and snow in the winter, Whatcom County faces serious water-supply issues during the summer months. Here are the key issues I see and what [...]

News Briefs / Tue, Jan 23

By Northwest CitizenOn Jan 23, 2018

MV Columbia at Fairhaven terminal Alaska Ferry stuck in Bellingham ​The Alaska Ferry “Columbia” is stuck in Bellingham waiting for repairs. The Columbia did not sail last Friday at 6 pm [...]

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