Commenter Role • Member since Apr 18, 2019
Retired RN. Lived in Bellingham since 1986.
Under Eric Johnston, they’ve been stalling, dragging it out, and protecting big telecom.
The first iteration of public comments, separated from City Council meetings, went off in relative calm.5 comments, most recent 2 days ago
Despite ADA requirements, proposed trail has no provisions for people with disabilities.3 comments, most recent 1 week ago
A summary of the Douglas Avenue right-of-way petition effort.
Learning more about the managing editor of a new daily news source in Bellingham, coming January 1.1 comment, most recent 2 weeks ago
Mayor Fleetwood spent 10 minutes verbally attacking Tip Johnson’s petition to stop illegal city street vacations.
The Save the Trails Referendum goes into Pandemic Mode3 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Friday, August 6, was the monthly Art Walk in downtown Bellingham. Kit Muehlman and I were asking people to ...1 comment, most recent 4 weeks ago
The Push is on!
A first person account of the author’s experience at the time of the fall of Saigon9 comments, most recent 4 weeks ago
Neighborhoods beware: City Hall is selling our public rights. Your neighborhood could be next.14 comments, most recent 4 weeks ago
This is the Save the Trails Referendum Page3 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Guest Writer David Donohue explains Sunnyland’s experience with City Hall’s promises, code enforcement, and follow-thru.6 comments, most recent 1 week ago
But ever so s_l_o_w_l_y2 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Bellingham to get a locally owned and professional daily news publication beginning in January 2022.7 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Playing along with YouTube is a losing game for Bellingham. It is time to break the ties that bind … and blind.5 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Preserve public property rights & save the trail14 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Between the professional service of Comcast, and the “professionals” at COB, start training Carrier pigeons.3 comments, most recent 1 month ago
It is time for Bellingham City Hall to take control by dumping YouTube for having taken down a video of a City Council meeting.8 comments, most recent 1 month ago
The Whatcom County Council is afraid to make an appointment of a temporary District Court judge before the Primary Election. Is the “fix” in?1 comment, most recent 2 months ago
Yet another eyesore bunker-like building for bunking students at market rental rates.3 comments, most recent 2 months ago
The city granted building permits while the Planning Department knew this was a state historical Indian village site.2 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Bellingham website goes dead with one person taking a few days off. So much for an administration and a system. Third world government.4 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Effective, efficient and low cost, high speed broadband service continues to elude Bellingham and Whatcom County5 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Bellingham continues to have its mail dropoff options changed willy-nilly.3 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Time to put the kibosh on the CityView private dormitory project for the good of the neighborhood and the good of the city.
Riley and Bryna Sweeney write about the petition to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory in the Meridian School District.
How Mayor Fleetwood and his city attorneys are violating the basic laws that our nation was founded and built upon.5 comments, most recent 2 months ago
City attorney James Erb removed from legal case against Judge Lev for conflict of interest by Superior Court judge.6 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Mail collection boxes seem to be a thing of the past. Why have one postal vehicle collect from the boxes when hundreds of people can drive to the post office to mail a letter?3 comments, most recent 2 months ago
A new and local county wide technology group of Internet and broadband experts has been formed. Jon explains why and lists the members.2 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Mary Kay Becker writes about the Bellingham Municipal Court Controversy
Tonight the Bellingham City Council - with no agenda notice - authorized the mayor to begin process to abolish the Bellingham Municipal Court4 comments, most recent 3 months ago
What does a little stream matter? Spoiler alert! It’s not a joke and, if it were, it would not be a nice one.5 comments, most recent 2 months ago
The presiding judge of Whatcom County District Court has suddenly resigned effective July first.5 comments, most recent 3 months ago
A day to remember the US service men and women who have passed away.6 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Debra Lev, Bellingham’s municipal court judge, is suing Mayor Seth Fleetwood and the city7 comments, most recent 3 months ago
City staff report outlines “issues” with megalithic CityView complex. You have a chance to comment.1 comment, most recent 3 months ago
Douglas Gustafson guest writes. Our two tiny home villages, and the possibility of a third, are in jeopardy. Do we need them?3 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Despite willing property sellers, and Fleetwood’s campaign promises, and the unanimous Greenways Committee vote …. sigh.6 comments, most recent 2 months ago
“Differential Privacy:” A statistical adjustment system that may render 2020 census population data unusable.1 comment, most recent 3 months ago
An essay on climate change, millennials’ concerns, and large corporations and governments complacently stealing our kids futures.5 comments, most recent 2 months ago
BAG - the Bellingham city hall Broadband Advisory Group is stacked in favor of mega corporations and against local public Internet service.12 comments, most recent 3 months ago
New state legislation will cause cascade of changes to Bellingham’s codes2 comments, most recent 4 months ago
CityView, the project that will not die, will soon be subject to scrutiny during an extraordinary meeting of the Planning Commission.2 comments, most recent 3 months ago
The more contagious and possibly more deadly B.1.1.7 and P.1 coronavirus strains appear to be leaking down into Whatcom County from British Columbia.10 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Daniel Kirkpatrick writes Mayor Fleetwood requesting he veto the council vacation of a street with a walking trail.9 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Ugly and expensive. That is what we have brought to the Waterfront.10 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Archive of past notices and reasons for the half-staff flag on the Fairhaven Veterans Flagpole.
SB 5188 to establish a Washington state Financial Cooperative is in an uncertain state in the legislature