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The Jail Tax Ransom is Unacceptable

By Joy GilfilenOn Nov 06, 2017

Contributing writer Joy Gilfilen, is the President of the Restorative Community Coalition a 501C3 nonprofit organization working to implement justice reform, recovery, jobs programs and community based economic alternatives to [...]

Pig in a Poke - Budget Heist and Land Scam?

By Tip JohnsonOn Nov 04, 2017

A poke is a sack or bag. It has a French origin as ‘poque’. Pig in a poke refers to when something is sold or bought without the buyer knowing [...]

Rental Inspections - Where Are We…Really?

By Dick ConoboyOn Nov 03, 2017

Rental safety and health inspections began in Bellingham in the summer of 2016. In an August 2017 report to the Bellingham City Council [See report below], the director of planning indicated that [...]

KMRE Community Radio Needs Our Help

By John ServaisOn Nov 03, 2017

Readers, I am posting this press release virtually as received because KMRE is doing on local radio what we are trying to do here - inform citizens on issues in [...]

Prosecutor has State Law Mandate to Lead Criminal Justice Reform

By Juliette DanielsOn Nov 01, 2017

On October 23, the Vera Institute of Justice presented its findings and recommendations regarding the Whatcom County Criminal Justice System, in a four-hour presentation before the Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task [...]

Is the Cold War turning Hot?

By Ho See-wingOn Oct 30, 2017

Wars both Hot and Cold are on the American radar lately. On the Cold front, Ken Burns’ 10-episode, 18-hour documentary The Vietnam War finished its heavily-hyped, two-week run on PBS [...]

Fire on Jersey St. - An Investigation - Part III

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 29, 2017

The Bellingham Fire Department (BFD) report of investigation (see attachment below) concludes that the fire at 1017 Jersey St. started in a daylight basement on the lower level, at an undetermined [...]

Candidate Donovan Melts Down on Facebook

By John ServaisOn Oct 26, 2017

Over the past week, Todd Donovan has posted accusations on facebook against his opponent Amy Glasser that are, to say the least, strident and over the top. Todd seems to [...]

Doug Karlberg Writes Against Robbins

By Doug KarlbergOn Oct 26, 2017

Publisher note: Doug intended this as a comment below my article in favor of Robbins, but this deserves to be an article on its own. - John Servais The largest [...]

The Jail Dog That Didn’t Bark

By David CampOn Oct 24, 2017

We’ve been very vocal on this site on the subject of the proposed Jail Tax - Proposition 2017-6. Attorney Juliette Daniels has written fourteen (!) excellent in-depth articles which I [...]

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