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.
Enoch J. Ledet guest writes, advocating for a better method of cleaning Lake Whatcom of the phosphorus. The phosphorus that our drinking water must not contain.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Irene Morgan guest writes. She is turning 80 this week and reflects on her many years of helping victims of our so called justice system.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
WA State Department of Commerce Internet Access Test is a Scam to Protect Big Telecom7 comments, most recent 1 year ago
White guilt in tow, the author treks 260 miles from Bellingham to Portland to see what all the fuss is about.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
See link to map of Ballot Drop Boxes. It is too late now to mail your ballot. Postal Service is struggling. Drop your ballot in a Drop Box.5 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Veterans honor veterans in this time of national mourning.
Only very limited number of experiential courses will be taught on campus.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Moving to the governor’s Phase 3 reopening will very likely never happen. What we have is what we get, except for going back to Phase 1.29 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Whatcom Human Rights Task Force has sent an open letter to Mayor Fleetwood and Executive Sidhu expressing their concerns about the planned four Listening Sessions.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Relative to the state’s other 38 counties, Whatcom is doing reasonably well in terms of COVID-19 deaths2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Guest writer, Dianne Foster, a self-described “old radical hippie, yearning for a better world,” shares her election choices and reasoning.14 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Even a partial opening of the WWU campus will threaten or reverse our progress in fighting the pandemic. Play with fire, get burned.11 comments, most recent 1 year ago
The 30 Republican-leaning states now lead in total COVID-19 cases4 comments, most recent 11 months ago
No kidding, this mature cougar was casually prowling backyards inside the Bellingham city limits this past weekend.6 comments, most recent 11 months ago
So far, so good for San Juan County. The July 4th holiday visitors have not led to either a “Yellow” or “Red” alert for covid-19 cases among its residents
A writer has a conversation with an article about police unions.5 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Bringing thousands of students back to campus in the fall is a recipe for a disastrous spread of COVID-19. Restart in the fall of 2021.23 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Along with potential “super-spreader” venues, rates of interaction, and other factors, “being Republican” also could represent a COVID-19 risk factor.6 comments, most recent 1 year ago
With this year’s crop about to fly the coop, it’s time to contact Mayor Fleetwood to seal the deal and create a permanent, protected wildlife reserve — the first of its kind in Bellingham.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Guess what? Nobody has a corner on the use or abuse of the U.S. flag.15 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Authors find that their method produces estimates of unconfirmed cases consistent with an announcement by the CDC that there are ten times more cases than reported.
Consumer fireworks are prohibited in Bellingham but already the sounds of fireworks are noticeable as the 4th of July nears.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
State St roundabout will earn its keep with all the new neighbors.3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Where in Washington are the COVID-19 case increases higher? Republican-leaning counties or Democratic leaning counties?12 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Deep cuts are likely coming to our state universities. The financial storm has arrived.6 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Are politics driving new COVID-19 infections as Whatcom and Skagit counties reopen from the shutdown?5 comments, most recent 1 year ago
John and Janet Crews guest write how the Public Market building is in the middle of small downtown businesses. The mayor, after a secret process, now rushes this issue to the council on Tuesday.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Hong Kong freedom protestors are against Black Lives Matters protestors?? Our USA corporate media have not told us that. Ho See-wing links us to more news sources.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Mayor Seth Fleetwood staff has fumbled their secretive effort to provide a replacement shelter to replace the Bellingham High School use.11 comments, most recent 1 year ago
A developer’s meeting with Samish neighbors sheds more light on the Samish View Development.7 comments, most recent 1 year ago
How and why we can change the use of many urban streets to activities other than exclusive use for cars and trucks. They are our public spaces for use as we see best.5 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Summer visitors are likely to bring COVID-19 to previously unaffected or lightly affected seasonal communities requiring a model for risk evaluation and adaptive responses.6 comments, most recent 1 year ago
How the Herald reports Bellingham news by reprinting articles from the Seattle Times - but cannot even do that honestly.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
With three apartment complexes (about 700 tenants ) added to the congested area around the Samish/I-5 bridge, the situation is about to get “interesting”.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
The ACLU this morning filed a lawsuit for wrongful termination of Dr Lin, the emergency room doctor who spoke out about lack of safe procedutes at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Having certainty about one’s water rights would allow users to negotiate with greater confidence than they now have.
Opponents of this project await a public meeting before the city’s Planning Commission, possibly in June.
Elwood Edge Apartments at Elwood and Lincoln will add 154 to 186 tenants to the already congested area at the Samish Way overpass. But don’t go away. There is more.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
An opinionated review of how the novel coronavirus struck Skagit, San Juan and Whatcom Counties, with a focus on the lessons learned.
An analysis of the emerging China bashing for political purposes and why it is so misplaced. A Chinese-American, who grew up in Hong Kong and lived many years in Texas, gives us his perspective.6 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Our guest writer takes us through an explanation of inflation and deflation in the time of COVID-193 comments, most recent 1 year ago
A straightforward assessment of the CityView dormitory apartment complex proposal.5 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Our guest writer makes a case for the minting of one or more trillion dollar coins as a funding mechanism in the time of COVID-19 and a collapsing economy.18 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Senicide is a term not oft used but it is making a resurgence in this time of pandemic.3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
A comprehensive overview of the CityView private dormitory complex proposed for the Puget Neighborhood.9 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Western Washington University seems to hate trees as they remove 48 more beautiful fir trees this week from the campus.9 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Hotspots like the one in the Benton county in Washington may prove to have a higher level, chronic COVID-19 infection rate as the governor attempts to re-open the economy.
Dr. David Swanson gives us his final report on the trajectory of COVID-19’s rise in the county.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
The developer has submitted a complete application for a 106 unit dormitory apartment complex with 318 residents.5 comments, most recent 1 year ago
To remember the victims of the COVID-19 epidemic.