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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"Anytime I see it mentioned that the U.S. was SCREENING for COVID-19 symptoms back in January (or perhaps even to this day), I feel the need to put such [...]

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

"Dr. Swanson:  Having lived for 22+ years in the Tri-Cities, I am a bit perplexed when you state Benton County data in numerous places in your latest update.  My [...]

Apr 20, 2020 on
Monitoring the COVID-19 Surge Peak in Benton County - Update Possible?

"Well, the election is ending tonight so we’re not likely to influence many other voters at this point.  I do appreciate the points of view presenting a different [...]

Feb 11, 2020 on
More NEW Taxes? No! Just CONTINUED Support for Bellingham Schools

"My article was replete with lots of

Apr 05, 2019 on
Samish Hill Forested Acreage Getting a “Haircut” - What Lies Ahead?

"Both actually.  If the goal of debate is to suggest changes or to defend a status quo - possibly by changing minds & perspectives - then, in my opinion, [...]

Jun 26, 2018 on