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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.
Initiative 1631 creates a carbon tax, which is good, but gives the money to private political organizations and even exempts the biggest polluters from the tax.
Whatcom County Deputy Prosecutor’s mismanagement of criminal cases costs victims, law enforcement, taxpayers, defendants and the justice system12 comments, most recent 1 day ago
We have dawdled enough. Whatcom County and local municipalities must work with the legislature in Olympia to establish public banking.2 comments, most recent 1 day ago
The Point Roberts Registered Voter’s Association hosts Whatcom County’s first Formal Candidates Forum of the 2018 Election Season. 10 Candidates attend.2 comments, most recent 1 week ago
A critical analysis of the Whatcom Regional Transportation Study. A study that falls under the category of lies, damned lies, and statistics for sure.1 comment, most recent 2 weeks ago
Hannah Stone, a Bellingham immigration attorney, has been unanimously selected to serve out the vacated term of Roxanne Murphy.12 comments, most recent 1 week ago
A review of recently released documents showing corporate welfare to AT&T.5 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
Am delighted NW Citizen now has a solid future with its acquisition by a new LLC company2 comments, most recent 1 week ago
Candidates who seek appointment include two former City Council members.18 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
We are wallowing in a sea of debt. Affordable housing is a pipe-dream under these conditions.1 comment, most recent 4 weeks ago
City Council member Roxanne Murphy resigns…on Facebook1 comment, most recent 1 month ago
The Veteran Service Office at Western Washington University is working with a growing student-veteran population.
A brief essay on the dangerous lie at the heart of I-1639, which purports to regulate “assault” weapons.2 comments, most recent 1 month ago
City officials shut down the music at the official opening of Twin Sisters Brewing Company on Saturday. Illegal parking complaints also brought out the police.2 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Our system of citizen participation fails the test of true dialogue. Exchange is practically ruled out by the process.6 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Monday eve, Aug 13, final update. Big ballot count today in Skagit county - but 40th remains the same.3 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Do we mail our ballots or find a drop box to put it in? Do we trust the U.S. Postal Service? Do we?1 comment, most recent 2 months ago
Four excellent Democratic Party candidates are in the primary election for the 40th District House seat vacated by Kris Lytton. Browne goes negative at the last minute.2 comments, most recent 2 months ago
A review of the privatization of communications by public entities, like the police and fire service, via the unnecessary use of AT&Ts questionable FirstNet service.3 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Doug Ericksen and Vincent Buys are in Cambodia as we post this. What are these two Washington State 42nd Legislative District elected officials doing in Cambodia? What indeed!11 comments, most recent 2 months ago