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Dick Conoboy

Citizen Journalist and Editor • Member since Jan 26, 2008

Dick Conoboy is a recovering civilian federal worker and military officer who was offered and accepted an all-expense paid, one year trip to Vietnam in 1968. He is a former Army Foreign Area Specialist for Western Europe and Southeast Asia, counter-terrorism intelligence analyst and information/security manager at the Defense Department. Dick also worked as a resource manager at various government offices to include then VP Al Gore’s National Partnership for Re-inventing Government, now recognized as having been a shamefully neo-liberal “think tank”. He speaks fluent French and a passable English learned through many years of elementary school experience diagramming sentences. Dick owes his writing ability to consuming large amounts of chemical laden and fried fresh water pike and perch fished from Lake Erie in the 40s and 50s near his native Cleveland whose Cuyahoga River regularly catches on fire.

Dick Conoboy online:
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Articles by Dick Conoboy

Whither Goeth The Planning Commission - Maute-Gibson Resigns

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 07, 2019

What does the resignation of Iris Maute Gibson [see resignation letter below] portend for the city’s Planning Commission? Appointed in 2017 by Mayor Linville to replace commissioner Tom Grinstad, Maute-Gibson [...]

Accessory Dwelling Units - An Update

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 03, 2019

An article appeared in the 3 Jun 2019 Herald ( With rents and home prices rising, they’re hoping these will ease Bellingham housing) on the situation with accessory dwelling units since council [...]

Public Banking - Senator Hasegawa at the Bellingham City Club

By Dick ConoboyOn May 24, 2019

State Senator Bob Hasegawa travelled from Olympia last Wednesday, May 22nd, to speak to Whatcom County residents about the benefits of public banking: “A State Bank for Washington – Invest in [...]

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"Satpal, Thanks.  This is good news.  I will get the word out now and also follow up as we near the date.  I agree on the passing [...]

Jun 08, 2019 on
Public Banking - Senator Hasegawa at the Bellingham City Club

"Robert, Not sure I understand what you are asking.  No cliff notes but if you go to the site of The Public Banking Institute you will get a good [...]

May 29, 2019 on
Public Banking - Senator Hasegawa at the Bellingham City Club

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May 28, 2019 on
Public Banking - Senator Hasegawa at the Bellingham City Club

"Well, Doug, I am pleased to have attracted your attention, so while I have it, let me give you the benefit of my two years of experience on the ground [...]

May 20, 2019 on
Seattle Times to Doug Ericksen: Step Down

"I wonder if Hun Sen took Dougie to some of the more “compelling” tourist attractions in  Phnom Penh like Tuol Sleng where Hun Sen’s comrades tortured and killed [...]

May 20, 2019 on
Seattle Times to Doug Ericksen: Step Down