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Michael Riordan and Elisabeth Britt are both regular writers for Northwest Citizen. They each write articles as individuals and also collaborate on some articles.
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Just as hard-working Whatcom County voters are returning their primary ballots, State Senator Doug Ericksen and Representative Vincent Buys are half a world away in Cambodia on another unofficial junket, [...]
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 5 days 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 2 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 4 weeks ago
Bellingham again wastes its time with a survey in which the respondents self-select, essentially negating the results.4 comments, most recent 4 weeks 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