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Contributor • North Carolina • Member since Apr 08, 2017
Born, lived, educated in North Carolina. Left as soon as I had a college degree and a car. First California for a year, then Washington state for 15 years: Bellingham, Fishtown.
Brought back kicking and screaming to NC in 1982; began subbing in local schools & found I was good at it; went back to A&T (an HBCU) for my teacher's certification plus M.A., and taught in a local high school (English, what else?) for 20 years. Slowly became resigned to being here, and now even enjoy it. Retired in 2011. Spend winters embroidering and sewing, summers gardening. And reading all year round.
Trees are not expendable like weeds. We should not treat them as such.
An interesting city- and state-oriented strategy to solve the national corruption crisis.
A net gain of 247 on-campus dormitory beds two years from now will do virtually nothing to take the pressure off Bellingham’s rental market.
Bellingham’s Only Great Blue Heron colony Faces Human Threats - Again. Who Wants to Help?4 comments, most recent 1 week ago
Various activities on Samish Hill suggest the future for a large area of land zoned single-family.3 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
Commercial Shellfish farmers in Willapa Bay and elsewhere in the Salish Sea permitted by our “green” Governor to spray herbicides and turn healthy eelgrass beds into deserts.
MNAC should be restored by the next mayor to its role in the planning process, the review of the Comprehensive Plan, and neighborhood plans.7 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
Canada continues to push forward on its Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion despit overwhelming opposition and damning evidence — as well as serious economic headwinds — against it.2 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
The Bells baseball team again chooses fireworks over the welfare of pets, vets, the psychologically fragile, and wildlife.
We need immediate action to save the canaries in our coal mine, the Southern Resident Orca and Salmon. Take down obsolete salmon-blocking dams before it’s too late.7 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Anderson would replace Terry Bornemann who retires from city council at the end of 20194 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Why do we let our grocery stores vet charities and direct our donations?3 comments, most recent 1 month ago
There is a stealth invasion of stick-built apartment complexes in Bellingham. Few have any redeeming architectural merit.5 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Bellingham again wastes its time with a survey in which the respondents self-select, essentially negating the results.4 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Public banking is moving forward again this legislative session in Washington state thanks to the efforts of Sen. Bob Hasegawa.3 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Rud Browne’s antics during the selection of Liz Lovelett for state Senator was only the latest weird act during his first year of his second term on the Whatcom County Council.3 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Officials from Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties met Tuesday in Mount Vernon to appoint Liz Lovelett as state senator.2 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Bellingham Public Schools staff Greg Baker and Ron Cowan display contempt for public involvement, the environment, and public disclosure with the bus barn issue on Whatcom Creek.15 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Re-imagining Bellingham’s Waterfront14 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Approved by the City of Bellingham, a temporary tent encampment called Winter Haven will be operated by non-profit HomesNOW! through early April 2019.16 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Proof that the COB is in bed with big telecoms. Here is an inappropriate COB Dig Once Policy that creates pathways for corporate welfare/abuse of the community.
Bellingham’s ban on consumer fireworks is simple. Fireworks are illegal. No time outs for holidays. And don’t forget the troops!
Our state treasurer is either extremely ignorant about public banking or openly shilling for corporate banks at the expense of citizens.
Jason Hickel asks “Can we have perpetual growth AND a healthy ecology?”3 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Alex McLean, who has served 6 years on the Greenway Advisory Committee, exposes Mayor Kelli Linville’s disdain for the community elected Greenways program.22 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Is it possible to even know where we are on climate change? Or is it too late already?2 comments, most recent 1 month ago
The first of a set of articles outlining the process for a working-class family in Bellingham to try and fight our unfair housing values and the taxes linked to them.13 comments, most recent 3 months ago
With the growth of commercial facilities, the number of risks and points of conflict for traffic and pedestrians have increase substantially.4 comments, most recent 3 months ago
For months, Gene Knutson has seriously considered running for mayor. He has decided against it. The 2019 Bellingham mayor’s election continues to churn.13 comments, most recent 4 months ago
A brief overview of radiofrequency (RF) exposure tests taken in Bellingham at two locations.3 comments, most recent 4 months ago