If you enjoy the content you find here, please consider donating to support our continued efforts to bring you the best news and opinion articles we can. We hope you like the recent update to NWCitizen, and look forward to bringing you more insight into local politics and issues in 2017.

Support NWCitizen Not Now

Bellingham

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 [...]

Carcinogenic High School Sports Fields

By Tim PaxtonOn Jul 11, 2017

Bellingham School District is making a terrible mistake. Dr. Greg Baker, the current superintendent of the Bellingham School District, is quickly building a new artificial turf sports stadium at Bellingham [...]

Primary: I’m voting Jean Layton for city council—and you should, too

By Ralph SchwartzOn Jul 09, 2017

​Before Democrats in the Whatcom establishment raise an objection, let me say up front this is not an endorsement for the general election. This is not an endorsement of any [...]

Repair the Jail!

By Juliette DanielsOn Jul 08, 2017

The Fiscally-Responsible Alternative: Renovate the Existing County Jail A scant majority of County and City Council members currently support compelling voters to a second vote (in as many years) on [...]

Page 5 of 69 pages ‹ First  < 3 4 5 6 7 >  Last ›

Facebook Google LinkedIn Print Reddit Twitter