Articles by Lisa E. Papp
"Is it bad form to hope for Harcourt to have to declare bankruptcy? That would be one way to get a divorce.Sink, Swim, or Divorce – Options Narrow for our Relationship with Harcourt
Posting Citizen Journalist • Member since Jan 22, 2018
Lisa is a long-time resident of Washington state and Whatcom County. She is a solar energy advisor helping homeowners in Washington and other U.S. states add solar power to their building. She was a member of the Barkley Toastmasters club and served as Club President, V.P. Membership, Past President, and Treasurer. She has been an entrepreneur for many years offering marketing consulting, graphic design, and social media management services. She has volunteered for a variety of causes and believes in giving back. In the past, she has worked for non-profits including the American Institute of Architects Seattle Chapter, Northwest Community Housing Foundation which completed the first Co-housing project in the U.S. in Winslow, and for-profits including Nordstrom. She is not an expert on homelessness but a concerned citizen who would like to do more to help.
"Is it bad form to hope for Harcourt to have to declare bankruptcy? That would be one way to get a divorce.
Bellingham again wastes its time with a survey in which the respondents self-select, essentially negating the results.4 comments, most recent 1 year 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 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Re-imagining Bellingham’s Waterfront14 comments, most recent 1 year 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 1 year 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 year 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 1 year ago
Is it possible to even know where we are on climate change? Or is it too late already?2 comments, most recent 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
A brief overview of radiofrequency (RF) exposure tests taken in Bellingham at two locations.3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
The brewery management announced at a Sunnyland Neighborhood meeting it will stop the outside music until issues around the noise ordinance are resolved.18 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Calls to 911 are failing to stem the noise emanating from the Twin Sisters Brewery.18 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Meeting details about the existing public fiber-optic network with Eric Johnston and other COB officials for details they’re unnecessarily withholding.8 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Our running several day posting and comments on the election.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Justice reform will only come with the election of James Erb. Because Eric Richey has been a leader in the oppressive prosecutors practices for 10 years.6 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Alex Ramel sent an email to his political acquaintances on the racism in Michael Petrish’s campaign in the 40th district. We reprint it with his permission.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
The city council should re-look its process for choosing replacements for vacant council seats.7 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Brief overview of Atul Deshmane for Public Utility District 1, Commissioner District 2.
Updated Oct 23… 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.18 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Light pollution and special events seem to be the new normal at the Twin Sisters Brewery5 comments, most recent 1 year ago
A description of the many concerns surrounding 5G technology including, but not limited to, health concerns.13 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Whatcom County Deputy Prosecutor’s mismanagement of criminal cases costs victims, law enforcement, taxpayers, defendants and the justice system13 comments, most recent 2 years 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 2 years ago
The Point Roberts Registered Voter’s Association hosts Whatcom County’s first Formal Candidates Forum of the 2018 Election Season. 10 Candidates attend.3 comments, most recent 2 years 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 years ago
Hannah Stone, a Bellingham immigration attorney, has been unanimously selected to serve out the vacated term of Roxanne Murphy.12 comments, most recent 2 years ago
A review of recently released documents showing corporate welfare to AT&T.5 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Am delighted NW Citizen now has a solid future with its acquisition by a new LLC company3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Candidates who seek appointment include two former City Council members.18 comments, most recent 2 years ago
We are wallowing in a sea of debt. Affordable housing is a pipe-dream under these conditions.1 comment, most recent 2 years ago
City Council member Roxanne Murphy resigns…on Facebook1 comment, most recent 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
Our system of citizen participation fails the test of true dialogue. Exchange is practically ruled out by the process.6 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Monday eve, Aug 13, final update. Big ballot count today in Skagit county - but 40th remains the same.3 comments, most recent 2 years 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 years 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 years 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 2 years 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 years ago
We uncover more public resources that are knowingly not being used and make more connections between the city and big telecom. All telecom items untimately go back to the committee for further discussion.
Voters have a choice of Richey or Erb for reform of our justice and jail mess. Who is saying what? Sounds like an echo chamber.5 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Here are some thoughts on candidates for the August 7 primary election.1 comment, most recent 2 years ago