Tom Dohman

Citizen Journalist • Member since Mar 23, 2018

Tom Dohman is a retired food industry professional - schooled as a microbiologist - who spent three decades working for various food companies, in the disciplines of food product development, quality assurance, food safety and regulatory affairs. He moved to Bellingham for its stunning natural beauty and desirable quality of life. He continues to believe that an informed public can influence its local government to make better decisions for its citizens and that - just maybe - reason can prevail in the end.

Articles by Tom Dohman

More NEW Taxes?  No!  Just CONTINUED Support for Bellingham Schools

By Tom DohmanOn Feb 01, 2020

As stated in the language on the ballot recently received in the mail, two levies, Proposition 2020-9 and Proposition 2020-10, are designed to replace expiring Bellingham School District 501 (BSD) levies [...]

Samish Hill Forested Acreage Getting a “Haircut” - What Lies Ahead?

By Tom DohmanOn Apr 03, 2019

Approximately 68 acres of forested land on Samish Hill (east of 40th St) are slated for timber harvesting with follow-up plans to replant the logged areas with new tree seedlings within 1[...]

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Mar 03, 2021 on
Is Public Safety Facing a Crisis…or an Opportunity?

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Apr 22, 2020 on
When Did The U.S. Know About the COVID-19 Outbreak in China?

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Apr 20, 2020 on
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