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Michael Chiavario

Citizen Journalist • Member since Feb 08, 2009

Michael has lived in Bellingham since 1968. He retired from his job at Whatcom County Parks after 20 years of service in 2015.

Articles by Michael Chiavario

Whatcom County Government Employees Need Grievance System

By Michael ChiavarioOn Oct 21, 2016

Michael Chiavario writes about our county parks department. Michael has lived in Bellingham since 1968. He retired from his job at Whatcom County Parks after 20 years of service in 2015. Note: On [...]

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Jul 07, 2019 on
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"April is not one of those multiple rental owning Mega landlords who are profiting from properties they bought up two decades ago. She acquired her properties relatively recently. One of [...]

Jul 07, 2019 on
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Apr 04, 2019 on
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Apr 03, 2019 on
Restore The Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission (MNAC) To Its Former Role in Planning