Jon Humphrey

Citizen Journalist • Bellingham • Member since May 23, 2017

Jon Humphrey is currently a music educator in Bellingham and very active in the community. He also has decades of professional IT experience including everything from support to development. He considers Bellingham to be the best place he has ever lived and has been here for over 8 years now. He has been interested in technology, music, and science since he was very young and holds a degree in Music Production/Technology from the prestigious Hartt School. He started writing for his high school newspaper and has even published a sci-fi novel on Amazon. Aside from his above interests, Jon spends his time repairing electronics, cars, hiking, diving, and motorcycling. He is a well known figure in the Open Source and Retro Gaming communities and does what he can to support them. He also cares very much about the environment, homelessness, and digital divide issues and does what he can on those fronts too.

Articles by Jon Humphrey

Getting What You Pay For

By Jon HumphreyOn Aug 28, 2023

One of the projects I have been very excited about is the broadband project being rolled out, in part, by the PUD in Point Roberts. However, after years of dealing [...]

Whatcom Democrats Are Pro-Jail?!

By Jon HumphreyOn Apr 19, 2023

So as a real progressive, I have to admit that the way our local Corporate Democrats spin their draconian policies gets under my skin. This week, I was rather annoyed [...]

TAGNW Recaptured By Big Telecom

By Jon HumphreyOn Feb 22, 2023

When I started fighting for the critical infrastructure of a publicly-owned fiber-optic network in Bellingham and Whatcom County, I immediately encountered roadblocks from the Linville administration. One of the ways [...]

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