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Law & Justice

Big New Jail Not the Solution

By Amy GlasserOn Mar 01, 2017

Amy Glasser guest writes this article. I have recently declared my intention to run for a seat on the Whatcom County Council. One of the issues motivating me is that 55% [...]

Public Banks Are the Answer

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 27, 2017

The Case for Public Banking Public banks are an effective way to use public funds for the good of communities, much like public utilities, instead of for the profit of [...]

Rental Inspections and the York Neighborhood

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 06, 2017

The Sehome and York Neighborhoods have been inspected with an initial failure rate of about 50% in Sehome and approximately 31% in York. In Sehome, 748 units passed on either the first or [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

The Unconscionable State of Our Rentals

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 18, 2017

The statistics from the first round of rental inspections in Bellingham were quite sobering, a 50% failure rate upon first inspection of rental units in the Sehome neighborhood. That is pretty [...]

Those Inalienable Rights And Your Job

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 11, 2017

Did you even wonder what “inalienable rights” was about in the Declaration of Independence? ”WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are [...]

Coming for your wallet - That persistent jail thing

By Tip JohnsonOn Jan 05, 2017

Many remain amazed at the county administration’s determination to build a too-big jail outside the city - the sheriff’s and executive’s bid for a big, flat, rural [...]

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 [...]

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