ACLU Files Suit for the Firing of Dr. Ming Lin
The ACLU this morning filed a lawsuit for wrongful termination of Dr Lin, the emergency room doctor who spoke out about lack of safe procedutes at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham.
Here are links to the articles about the threatened development in the buffer trees by the Great Blue Heron colony on the south side of Bellingham. This is the only colony in Bellingham and the herons grace our shorelines, trails, streams and wetlands for us all over our city. This is a reference or index page for these articles by Jamie K Donaldson on NW Citizen - and perhaps by others elsewhere.
The herons need a good lawyer. To contribute to the legal effort to protect them, click here:
July 27, 2019. We have temporarily disabled donations to the GoFundMe campaign because there are funds available to pay final invoices to the herons’ lawyer, and to challenge any further building applications on Shorewood Drive. Please stay turned for further developments regarding the campaign. And thanks so much for your financial and other support. Jamie K.
Links to Jamie K’s articles:
Saturday, July 27 - Huge Victory toward Creation of the Post Point Great Blue Heron Reserve
Tuesday, July 16 - Good News for the Post Point Herons… For Now
Tuesday, May 21 - All Hands on Deck to Help Protect the Great Blue Herons
Saturday, May 18 - Herons Continued: A Response to a Reader’s Comments
Thursday, April 4 - Bellingham Heron Colony Threatened by Development - Again
Wednesday, July 24 - Cascade Weekly - Op-Ed View on page 6 - A Win for the Birds
Wednesday, May 29 - Letters to the Editor in Cascadia Weekly - 3rd letter down the page. The Plight of the Heron, by Michael Botwin
Monday, May 13 - Bellingham Herald - Drone users asked to give these birds space
The ACLU this morning filed a lawsuit for wrongful termination of Dr Lin, the emergency room doctor who spoke out about lack of safe procedutes at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham.1 comment, most recent 4 hours ago
Having certainty about one’s water rights would allow users to negotiate with greater confidence than they now have.
Opponents of this project await a public meeting before the city’s Planning Commission, possibly in June.
Elwood Edge Apartments at Elwood and Lincoln will add 154 to 186 tenants to the already congested area at the Samish Way overpass. But don’t go away. There is more.2 comments, most recent 1 week ago
An opinionated review of how the novel coronavirus struck Skagit, San Juan and Whatcom Counties, with a focus on the lessons learned.
An analysis of the emerging China bashing for political purposes and why it is so misplaced. A Chinese-American, who grew up in Hong Kong and lived many years in Texas, gives us his perspective.6 comments, most recent 1 week ago
Our guest writer takes us through an explanation of inflation and deflation in the time of COVID-192 comments, most recent 1 week ago
A straightforward assessment of the CityView dormitory apartment complex proposal.5 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
Our guest writer makes a case for the minting of one or more trillion dollar coins as a funding mechanism in the time of COVID-19 and a collapsing economy.18 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
Senicide is a term not oft used but it is making a resurgence in this time of pandemic.2 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
A comprehensive overview of the CityView private dormitory complex proposed for the Puget Neighborhood.9 comments, most recent 1 week ago
Western Washington University seems to hate trees as they remove 48 more beautiful fir trees this week from the campus.9 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Hotspots like the one in the Benton county in Washington may prove to have a higher level, chronic COVID-19 infection rate as the governor attempts to re-open the economy.
Dr. David Swanson gives us his final report on the trajectory of COVID-19’s rise in the county.4 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
The developer has submitted a complete application for a 106 unit dormitory apartment complex with 318 residents.5 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
To remember the victims of the COVID-19 epidemic.
We have all encountered people in grocery stores not wearing masks. Including the employees. Jane makes a valiant attempt to get through to those folks. And to the store managers.17 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Dr. Swanson leads us through some of the issues involved in pandemic modeling, especially with insufficient data.5 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Data reporting on COVID-19 from Benton County is a mess, making a forecast impossible at the moment.2 comments, most recent 1 month ago
This is a personal and professional look at the topic of delayed action on the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.16 comments, most recent 1 month ago
David Swanson continues to keep us informed of the progress of the COVID-19 spread in Whatcom County.4 comments, most recent 1 month ago
The hits just keep coming as Whatcom County is now also a hot-spot in the state for giant hornets.1 comment, most recent 1 month ago
The authors present their case for nearly 2,000 unconfirmed, positive COVID-19 cases in Whatcom County.10 comments, most recent 1 month ago
A realistic, statistics-based analysis of our options moving forward, and out, of COVID-19.9 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
With his modelling skills David Swanson continues to keep us apprised of the COVID-19 spread in Whatcom County and its likely trajectory.5 comments, most recent 1 month ago
An analysis of the COVID-19 situation in Hanford County on the eastern side of the state. We are all in the same boat, the Pacific Northwest.
Wherein we pick our way through the evolving versions of the PeaceHealth letter/ad in Sunday’s Bellingham Herald. And cover their obsessive efforts to marginalize Dr Lin.5 comments, most recent 1 month ago
What to expect with COVID hospitalizations in Whatcom County and a preview of the hospitalization situation in other counties in Washington.13 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Updated: Immediate action needed to avoid overwhelming peak of COVID-19 cases by April 25th in Whatcom County12 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Dr. Anna Dowling, chief of staff at St Joseph Hospital, is asking all doctors to sign a letter for public release, generally stating the hospital is doing everything correctly.7 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Ho See-wing brings a world traveler perspective to our national and local response to the Coronavirus and the Covid-19 pandemic.6 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Immediate action needed to avoid overwhelming peak of COVID-19 cases by April 25th in Whatcom County8 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Update: We link to the video he has posted on YouTube. Dr Lin showed up for work and was promptly walked off the hospital campus. He is fired from his job as an ER doctor.6 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Faces of heros and those taking high risks. Health care workers are vital to our country as soldiers, police and fire fighters.
We try to prevent the disturbance at Monday’s Bellingham City Council meeting from going down the memory hole.12 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Dr. Lin has returned to Bellingham’s St. Joseph Hospital and continues to give us his personal views on how the hospital is meeting the coronavirus epidemic.3 comments, most recent 2 months ago
It is time to get serious about social distancing and public safety in the face of the COVID-19 virus. Half measures will not work.13 comments, most recent 1 month ago
How the Seattle Times, Bellingham Herald and this site, NWCitizen, reported on the issues raised in Dr. Ming Lin’s letter to Charles Prosper, the CMO of PeaceHealth.1 comment, most recent 2 months ago
Our earth is standing still.3 comments, most recent 2 months ago
An anonymous author imagines a better world where we are truly free3 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
Updated Sat, Mar 21: Dr. Ming Lin, a doctor at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham, wrote a letter to Charles Prosper, the chief managing officer of PeaceHealth.6 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Jamie K writes a brief article for us on the herons. Amongst all our human travails, we need to still protect our natural environment.1 comment, most recent 2 months ago
Van Werven, Ericksen play electoral politics with children’s health. Republican state representatives and senators pretend outrage as Governor Inslee prepares to sign sex education bill.5 comments, most recent 1 month ago
The city has muzzled its new climate and energy manager and its Climate Action Task Force. Why?4 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Various topics discussed at the neighborhood meeting but renters’ complaints dominated the agenda.4 comments, most recent 2 months ago
A critical look at how the Trump regime is mis-handling the coronavirus outbreak. NW Citizen writer Michael Riordan has an opinion piece in the Seattle Times.
Stoney explains the what, why and how of what may be a much better method of electing our representatives and leaders.12 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Bellingham becomes the first government in Whatcom County to formally support the creation of a public bank in Washington.2 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Density calculations for the property known as Tract F of the Hawley property are not supported by the record.3 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Management controls will insure the stability of PUBLIC banking. Examples of poor management controls do abound now. It is called the PRIVATE sector banking system.5 comments, most recent 3 months ago