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"Loved the article. Thanks Dick. I have been following this issue from the “County” and thus peripherally. I have sensed however much emotion and passion for the [...]
Electoral Perspective from a long-time neighborhood advocate5 comments, most recent 4 days 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 5 days 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 2 weeks ago
When voting for sheriff implies structural change2 comments, most recent 1 week ago
April Barker accepted money from the same organization that funds right wing candidates in Whatcom County. Why?1 comment, most recent 3 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 month ago
Several dozen Puget and Samish Neighborhood residents vented their ire at the 19 Aug City Council Meeting.2 comments, most recent 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
Shall we protect - or shall we forever change - the nature of established residential neighborhoods?8 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Do not be fooled, CityView apartments are yet another private sector dormitory. No families here.4 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Why is it that the supposed housing affordability and availability champion is a “millionaire” landlord herself?22 comments, most recent 2 months ago
After two failed attempts by outside companies to develop an 11 acre parcel in the Puget Neighborhood, a local developer takes a swing.3 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Dianne Foster expresses her thoughts and regrets as the Bellingham Herald announces the pending cancellation of Saturday newspapers.1 comment, most recent 3 months ago
The ban against the sale and possession of consumer fireworks in Bellingham is more than is apparent.
Bellingham should join hundreds of communities nationwide that have built competitive and affordable public fiber optic cable networks to drive economic opportunity and development.1 comment, most recent 4 months ago
HomesNOW is in the permit review process for a temporary tiny home encampment in Fairhaven. The City of Bellingham’s 14-day public comment period is open until June 14, 2019.6 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Public Banking support ought to be a no-brainer for the Whatcom Dems.
Iris Maute-Gibson submitted her letter of resignation to the mayor on June 1st.