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Cascadia News Now: Primary Results, Inslee Vetoes and Joe Teehan

By Cascade NewsOn Aug 10, 2017

Cascadia News Now is a weekly, hour-long civics program hosted by local journalists Stephanie Kountorous, Dave Willingham and Tim Johnson of the Cascadia Weekly, airing Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Sundays [...]

What is with the Herald?

By John ServaisOn Aug 09, 2017

Update Sat, Aug 12. I have the date of Honesto’s death wrong. He reportedly died on Sunday, Aug 6. At time of writing I could not find a date and obviously [...]

Who has the right of way at I-5 exit 250?

By Northwest CitizenOn Aug 07, 2017

Publisher note: This appeared in today’s Bellingham Herald. This addresses a hot issue for southside Bellingham vehicle drivers. A phone call to Doug Dahl gained us permission to also [...]

Primary Election Results - Updated Wed Evening

By John ServaisOn Aug 02, 2017

​Wednesday evening, with 5 pm second count by Auditor. An additional 5,000 votes were counted today but no contests changed - and none will change in the days ahead. Last evening Jean [...]

Single Family Home Rental - Got $40,000 per Year to Spend?

By Dick ConoboyOn Aug 01, 2017

Illegal Grant Street Boarding House at $40,000/Year If you are a typical family, this 1252 Grant Street rental is way beyond your means, unless you are willing to cough up $40,000 per [...]

Dick’s Pick - Amy Glasser for County Council

By Dick ConoboyOn Jul 24, 2017

One week to go before election day (August 1st) and there is ample time for voters to put a true progressive, Amy Glasser, on the Whatcom County Council. Nobody who [...]

Case for Public Owned Internet Fiber System

By Jon HumphreyOn Jul 20, 2017

Bandwidth is now an essential commodity, in the same category as electricity, water and sewer. Next-generation tech infrastructure is the only way Bellingham can hope to be the home of [...]

Dick’s Pick - Jean Layton for City Council At-large

By Dick ConoboyOn Jul 15, 2017

Jean Layton should be our next at-large council member. One need go no further than looking at the web sites of Layton and her opponent, Roxanne Murphy. Layton provides the [...]

Both Councils Ignore Jail Studies

By Juliette DanielsOn Jul 15, 2017

On Monday, July 10, The Vera Institute presented its preliminary data findings on the Whatcom County justice system at a special meeting of the Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force (IPRTF). [...]

Time to Audit Private Rental Inspections - Part II

By Dick ConoboyOn Jul 13, 2017

Several weeks ago, I wrote about a case at 420 Lakeway Drive in which a rental unit that had passed inspection by a privately hired inspector in November 2016 had a plumber [...]

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