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Barbara Rofkar explains the evolution of the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival, why it’s important, and what’s coming up.
Water industry planning differs greatly from electric industry planning and here is the reason.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
State Senator Hasegawa continues to push for legislation creating a public bank in Washington.7 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Installing that RING video doorbell may have a cost…your privacy.3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Tom Dohman seeks to clarify Propositions 2020-9 and 2020-10 for the Bellingham School District 501.8 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Can zoning changes and increasing density solve the affordable housing shortage?10 comments, most recent 1 year ago
An easy test for candidate selection
Homes NOW’s Unity Village to move to new COB-owned site in May 2020. Thank you to Mayor Fleetwood, Planning Director Sepler, and Police Chief Doll.
Indications are that the developer intends to go forward with his application for the CityView dormitory style project with 408 beds.
Council Rebukes Justice Advocates and Voters1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Your PayByPhone app sends a flat fee of 25 cents per transaction to the coffers of Volkswagen Financial Services AG2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Vague language in the current permit may result in not getting a badly needed extension for Unity Village for the homeless in Fairhaven.
A tour d’horizon of the state of the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission.19 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Electrified scooters may bring with them unintended and undesirable consequences, some ecological, some financial, and some lethal.
Council moved to have staff develop a resolution in support of public banking legislation in Washington state.5 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Alex Ramel was chosen today by votes of three county councils to a vacated seat on the state Legislature.
A superb update of where we are as a community on protecting Bellingham’s only Great Blue Heron colony.
A timely update on Unity Village temporary homes in Fairhaven - plus the petition being circulated to allow the village a permit extension.
Archive of past notices and reasons for the half-staff flag on the Fairhaven Veterans Flagpole.
For the third time this year Sen Hasegawa will travel to Whatcom County to deliver a talk on public banking in Washington State.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
A comprehensive and touching explanation of the Bellingham effort to help homeless folks, the HomesNOW project, and its disappointments and successes.8 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Bellingham to revise and update its codes to control motorized bikes, scooters and skateboards. Motorized scooter rentals are also on the docket…but beware.3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
MADA (Make America Dinner Again) Invites You to Dinner… Across the Aisle
Some of my picks for local races in 2019.
A million here and a million there, pretty soon you are talking real money1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Sage Jones responds to Dick Conoboy’s article on Chanan Suarez who is a candidate for Bellingham City Council. Suarez is running for the 5th Ward seat against Lisa Anderson.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Why the Port selected Harcourt to be “master developer” should be an inquiry submitted through bullhorns and accompanied by clacking pitchforks.18 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Electoral Perspective from a long-time neighborhood advocate8 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Donations tell a far different story. Grass roots/local support is weak.
Today marks 50 years since I returned home to the U.S., from Vietnam.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
California becomes the second state to enact public banking legislation. And the Evergreen State? Quo vadis?
Senator Hasegawa’s briefing before the County Council on public banking followed his talk on the topic before the Bellingham City Club this summer.3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
When voting for sheriff implies structural change2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
April Barker accepted money from the same organization that funds right wing candidates in Whatcom County. Why?1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Sen Hasegawa returns to Bellingham to address the topic of public banking before the Whatcom County Council on Tuesday, 24 September
Jamie Donaldson urges us to contact the Bellingham City Council again as it appears there is foot dragging on acquiring the buffer woods by the heron colony nests.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
North Dakota just celebrated 100 years of public banking to the benefit of its citizens. Why is Washington lollygagging?1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Several dozen Puget and Samish Neighborhood residents vented their ire at the 19 Aug City Council Meeting.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
The herons that we enjoy watching all over Bellingham actually all live in one colony of nests in Fairhaven. This is an overview of efforts to protect their colony.
Plans for a 408-bed, student-style dormitory apartment building, CityView, in the Puget Neighborhood move forward.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Long time local civic activist for human rights, Barbara Z. Rofkar, writes of her feelings in this time of ugly news of assaults on minorities in our country almost every day.5 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Links to Auditor official election results, plus perspectives and opinions - some anon from reliable local political junkies who need to - well, remain anon.13 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Too late to mail ballots - so here are the dropbox locations. And try the Rank Choice Voting for three candidates.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
An unexpected resignation by one of the top administrators in Bellingham city government
In meeting with Jamie K, Mayor Kelli commits to the city purchasing the land for the heron reserve.3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
City planning - and the developer - abandoned their defense of the illegal permit to build in the critical area by the heron colony.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
The developer and city have surrendered in their effort to allow building new homes in the Critical Area that protects the Great Blue Heron colony on Bellingham’s waterfront.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Shall we protect - or shall we forever change - the nature of established residential neighborhoods?8 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Do not be fooled, CityView apartments are yet another private sector dormitory. No families here.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Why is it that the supposed housing affordability and availability champion is a “millionaire” landlord herself?22 comments, most recent 1 year ago