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What is happening at the Herald?

You would think the Port of Bellingham getting a windfall of $17 million would be news. But since posting that here - and scooping the paid news media in Bellingham - they have ignored this. Th

You would think the Port of Bellingham getting a windfall of $17 million would be news. But since posting that here - and scooping the paid news media in Bellingham - they have ignored this. Th

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You would think the Port of Bellingham getting a windfall of $17 million would be news. But since posting that here - and scooping the paid news media in Bellingham - they have ignored this. The Port collects $5 million a year in taxes from all Whatcom County property owners, so this is equal to three years of taxes.

Why does the Bellingham Herald ignore this? Maybe because they are almost without editorial and news leadership. Evan Miller left suddenly in mid summer with less than 48 hours notice. Now Carolyn Nielson, editorial page editor, is missing - just gone. The Herald publisher and news department refuse to answer my email for an explanation. They have not printed anything about this. What is happening at the Herald? Something seems afoot. To lose your two top people in the middle of local election campaigns is absurd.

If anyone knows what is happening at the Herald, please let me know and I'll post it here. I will protect your identity. I have 20 years experience protecting those who provide me with public information and none have been outed.

Years ago the Port of Bellingham fired three employees trying to get rid of my inside sources. They missed and the two sources remained. One has now moved on to another organization. Jim Darling, Port executive director, is nothing if not ruthless.

What is happening at the Herald?

By John ServaisOn Aug 29, 2003

You would think the Port of Bellingham getting a windfall of $17 million would be news. But since posting that here - and scooping the paid news media in Bellingham - they have ignored this. Th

The Port Commissioner campaign is getting hot

By John ServaisOn Aug 27, 2003

Ginny Benton, seeking her third term as commissioner, stated this evening at the Rome Grange that she will not respond to the “mud slinging” being done against her. She will “not stoop” to dignify thi

Wednesday’s Lunch Time Soapbox Forum

By John ServaisOn Aug 21, 2003

At yesterday’s forum, the mayor and four challengers faced the audience for over an hour of questions. The forum does not allow them to use notes, so the give and take is very entertaining as well as

Do we have to endure a tragedy before we wake up?

By John ServaisOn Aug 14, 2003

Go pick up today’s issue of the Bellingham Weekly and read the Skinny. It reports on the Bellingham Police giving jaywalking citations to downtown merchants who have dared to criticize the police. The

Give GW what he deserves

By John ServaisOn Aug 11, 2003

If you are interested in giving the raspberry to George W when he visits Washington State next week, then check out www.stopbushseattle.com and make travel plans. W is coming here for some photo ops o

This is an exclusive NwCitizen feature

By John ServaisOn Aug 08, 2003

If you like a good read then check The Door to War and the Futurist Markets article. The author takes the concept of a Terror Futures Market and looks at how the world works.

OK. They are completely insane

By John ServaisOn Aug 03, 2003

Amazing. I can call the supposed president of our country insane and my conservative friends only object to the f word. This is an adult site. If my “credibility” rests on that, then folks know nothin

Where is Bob Hope when we need him?

By John ServaisOn Jul 30, 2003

Tuesday afternoon, the Bush administration back peddled from the Terrorist Futures Market idea under fire from Senators from both sides and ridicule from news media. You should know this plan was not

George W and the Pentagon are absolutely insane

By John ServaisOn Jul 29, 2003

They are proposing a future’s market on terrorism, assassinations, atrocities and war. These guys figure out a way to make money on most anything. So this is their vision of the future - war for profi

Pay no attention to the plan behind the curtain

By John ServaisOn Jul 17, 2003

The Bellingham Herald has good reporting in today’s paper on the City Council’s stumbling into a $300,000-plus gift to a local business. The business happens to be owned by one of the best friends of

Carpenter’s Union update

By John ServaisOn Jul 14, 2003

Just to finish the reporting on the carpenters, the union members approved the new contract, which retains their health benefits. The basic reason they went on strike was to avoid cuts in these health

Herald keeps carpenters in the dark

By John ServaisOn Jul 04, 2003

A tentative agreement was reached last evening by the carpenter’s and the contractors associations. Construction will resume on all the sites Monday morning and and the agreement will go to a vote of

Carpenter’s Union strike nearly over?

By John ServaisOn Jul 02, 2003

The Associated General Contractors and the Carpenter’s Union will meet tomorrow morning to try and settle the health benefits dispute and end the strike, which has stopped major construction projects

Carpenters striking blows

By John ServaisOn Jun 28, 2003

The carpenters’ strike continued all day Friday - at St. Joe’s Hospital and at several other large construction sites around Bellingham. Nada in the Herald, of course. All over Western Washington, sit

Toxic gas news seeps slowly

By John ServaisOn Jun 27, 2003

The carpenters’ strike at St. Joe’s Hospital continues. They are also striking several other construction sites around Bellingham. The dispute is over the construction industry association reducing th

Stop the presses! Herald reasonably accurate!

By John ServaisOn Jun 26, 2003

For the record, the Herald today reported on yesterday’s story below. Reasonably accurate, if they did leave out some important information.

A stand must be taken to protect water quality

By John ServaisOn Jun 25, 2003

Posted here because the Bellingham Herald has now ignored this for two days. Of very high importance to Bellingham - and with significant developments.

There are a few outstanding news web sites

By John ServaisOn Jun 24, 2003

that provide national and international news that is most important and not always available. One site is truthout and it depends on visitor donations to continue. No ads, no popups, no commercial spo

The system does not work when there are no checks on state agencies

By John ServaisOn Jun 13, 2003

St. Joe’s Hospital will probably be facing fines for venting toxic gas into the construction area of their new addition. Our Bellingham Herald has not reported a bit of this. Rumor has it that one or

Candidate listings were updated this morn

By John ServaisOn Jun 05, 2003

If you have info on candidates or possible candidates, send it in. The list to the right will be maintained through the election. We gripe about the actions of elected representatives - well, here is

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