"There are many statements that I need to address in Jon’s original post: 1. I don’t support attacks on Representative Shewmake on broadband. It is simply not her [...]Sharon Shewmake: Corporate Democrat, Riveter, Tied to Big Telecom
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Lived in region since 2000. Worked in clean tech for 25 years. 2 grown children raised here. Happily single active in public policy.
"There are many statements that I need to address in Jon’s original post: 1. I don’t support attacks on Representative Shewmake on broadband. It is simply not her [...]
Monologues and anecdotes are not the essence of a forum.1 comment, most recent 1 day ago
CDN did a report on a report. Where was the investigative journalism?5 comments, most recent 5 days ago
Susan Prosser invites all to an officer-led safety forum on 9/29, hosted and moderated by Senator Simon Sefzik.
The League of Women Voters is offering forums on ballot positions so you can hear directly from the candidates. Catch them all or pick and choose.
The author outlines definitional problems in our broadband efforts
Old Glory is flying at half-staff on flagpoles today. We explain why our national flag is lowered.
It is time to change our national pledge of allegiance - a change in response to the insurrection of January 6, 2021 and the attack on our National Capitol Building.7 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Privatization of Medicare has moved into the state of Washington. Beware of the Dirty Dozen.11 comments, most recent 1 month ago
A running Record of the Zero Transparency Policies of the PUD, Port, County and City Councils From 1/12/2022 Onward
Dave James writes about Dick Conoboy’s article on the classified documents from Mar-a-Lago
There are no classifications beyond TOP SECRET. Stop the hyperbole.11 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Now is your opportunity to tell this administration that the steal from Medicare has to stop. Medicare Advantage only “advantages” the corporations that run it.15 comments, most recent 1 month ago
A look at where TAGNW, Jon Humphrey, and Whatcom County are headed for broadband Internet access.2 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Jeff Bezos is positioning himself to rob Medicare, but his grossly and ridiculously overvalued trillion-dollar-ass won’t go to jail for it.2 comments, most recent 2 months ago
County attorneys advise elected officials NOT to talk to us.10 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Nate Higashi writes about Ben Elenbaas and the 42nd District State Senatorial primary election.
After almost 50 years, Congress finally looks to recognize the Donut Dollies who served in Vietnam
Melodie Kirk writes about Simon Sefzik and the 42nd District Senatorial primary election.
Whatcom County will not attract business or talent without fiber.
Myra Ramos writes about the smear of candidate Sharon Shewmake
The past actions of a presidential appointee are a good indicator of the direction in which the president wants to go.9 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Anon letters trying to intimidate us and our writers are non starters.9 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Bellingham business woman offers sexuality workshops for 9 - 17 year olds at her sex shop.16 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Dianne Foster explains why, after 21 years, Rick Larsen has got to go!11 comments, most recent 2 months ago
How does our Declaration of Independence speak to us today?13 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Satpal Sidhu writes on sensible gun laws. This is not freedom that we love, this is anarchy.5 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Still No Dig Once Policy? Here’s Why22 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
Building awareness of proposed privatization efforts is extremely important. Don’t miss this valuable talk.2 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Green Ribbon Schools, clean hydrogen, and recyclable plastics are propaganda campaigns1 comment, most recent 3 months ago
If we are not including repeal of the Second Amendment in our national conversation, we are not serious about stopping gun violence. For therein lies the solution.27 comments, most recent 3 months ago
The supportive housing building at 1022 North State St. is having severe control problems with drug use, unsanitary conditions, and daily police interventions.8 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Lynda Hanscome writes about being notified she is now included in a DCE
Truth be told, most of these young women were in as much danger as many soldiers. Hostile fire is hostile fire. Agent Orange was everywhere.
An overwhelming response to a webinar on fighting the privatization of Medicare crashed the website of the sponsor, Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
We know internet access is a big deal. We know about the digital divide. 5G is rolling out. Do you understand what’s going on? Leslie Shankman explains beautifully.
Board member acknowledges illegal contract3 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Bellingham and Whatcom Councils should follow suit to protect their citizens from corporate control.
Tower to be built in residential neighborhood, near two elementary schools5 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Taimi Gorman guest writes a Grim Fairhaven Fairy Tale15 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Feds announce discounted/free high-speed internet, but the devil is in the details.
The baton has been passed to the developer to perform on this private dormitory complex. We shall see…
Liz Marshall writes about her concerns of our local governments and their environmental actions
Biden missed a chance to truthfully address his administration’s actions to privatize Medicare.4 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Or how supposed progressives in our state legislature work against clean energy and the environment14 comments, most recent 5 months ago
Yet another un-affordable rental complex for Bellingham as we slide down the razor blade of housing affordability.6 comments, most recent 5 months ago
It seems that getting our congressional reps to directly oppose privatization efforts is too difficult a commitment.5 comments, most recent 5 months ago
“Alarmist” article is unfair to needed new technology3 comments, most recent 5 months ago
Archive of past notices and reasons for the half-staff flag on the Fairhaven Veterans Flagpole.
Twenty-two years, hundreds of volunteers, thousands of hours, their own lawyer, and the herons won!8 comments, most recent 5 months ago
If this story were a movie, nobody would go because it is so unbelievable.1 comment, most recent 6 months ago