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Elections

Satpal Sidhu to Seek Re-Election

By John ServaisOn Feb 24, 2017

Satpal Sidhu, with not even two years on the council is for a third time seeking to be on the council. First, in 2015 when Sam Crawford resigned before his term [...]

Ordinary Women Seize the Day

By Anne MackieOn Feb 04, 2017

On Saturday morning, January 21, Erica Littlewood Work gathered march volunteers into the downtown library meeting room to provide a quick briefing on crowd and traffic control. As she stepped back [...]

“They Thought They Were Free”

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 01, 2017

My Facebook time line is filled each day with posts about Trump and now, this weekend, about his odious executive order barring entry into the U.S. to those from [...]

Senators Benton and Ericksen to Help Gut the EPA

By Michael RiordanOn Jan 29, 2017

Michael Riordan guest writes. He lives on Orcas Island and covers energy and environmental issues. As recently reported, State Senators Don Benton and Doug Ericksen have headed to Washington, DC, [...]

Community Rights Movement Rising

By Stoney BirdOn Jan 28, 2017

Stoney Bird guest writes. In 2012, an initiative campaign for a Community Bill of Rights in Bellingham was part of a nationwide movement for local communities to reassert their rights, their [...]

“Gort, America barada nikto”

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 19, 2017

Unfortunately there is no Gort to save us from the ghastly death of sanity tomorrow at noon and bring our republic, as Klaatu, back to life . The fictional Ellen Benson [...]

Trump: Savior of liberal American values?

By Ralph SchwartzOn Jan 18, 2017

On Friday, Donald Trump will be our president. The fact that he’s a misogynist is not up for debate. His racism is well documented. His election was an affront [...]

Stop Talking About Trump!

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 04, 2017

Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump! This is the sound of the journalists’ and party hacks’ jackboots in the blathersphere as they march to the tune of [...]

Assassins, Fake News, and Asymmetric War

By David CampOn Dec 20, 2016

The man who assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey was a twenty-two year-old policemen who had lost his job in the riot police in a purge of political enemies in [...]

PDC Staff Suggests Gentle Wrist Pat for Campaign Violations

By John ServaisOn Dec 03, 2016

Washington state’s Public Disclosure Commission staff has completed a year-long investigation into how Whatcom County’s three top elected officials ran the campaign for last year’s jail bond. [...]

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