Karen Steen

Citizen Journalist • Member since Jan 11, 2020

A native of New Orleans, Karen has now lived most of her life in the PNW. She worked for 30+ years as a RN/FNP, mostly in community and public health settings; she supports using public health indicators to frame community, social, and economic concerns. She is also a lifelong student of astrology and practiced professionally for six years; her priority astrological interests are geopolitical and historical. Her most recent calling was to provide business administration for an open source hydroponic gardening initiative and regenerative economy.

Articles by Karen Steen

Base Camp: Sheltering Our Homeless or Importing Problems?

By Karen SteenOn Oct 06, 2021

During a recent online discussion about the planned 5-fold expansion of Lighthouse Mission Ministries (LMM), I received this message from a Bellingham resident: “Karen two years ago I was [...]

Who’s Running Your Neighborhood Association? And Why Care?

By Karen SteenOn Jan 14, 2020

When I moved to Bellingham from a rural community in 2012, I was delighted to learn of the City’s designated neighborhoods and the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission (MNAC). I [...]

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Nov 07, 2023 on
Hannah Ordos for County Council

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Nov 07, 2023 on
Hannah Ordos for County Council

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Jun 02, 2022 on
The Constitution. The Second Amendment. And blah, blah, blah, blah...

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May 31, 2022 on
Is 22 North Going South?

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Apr 28, 2022 on
CityView Private Student Dormitory Complex Gains Conditional Approval