Jane Bright

Citizen Journalist • Member since Jan 14, 2020

Currently President of South Hill Neighborhood Association, which is 44% multifamily units, Jane is active in several Whatcom community groups. Following a career as a Human Resources executive for The Gillette Company and Fidelity Investments, she ran her husbands software company and became a public health advocate addressing health consequences from the climate crisis, and exposure to pollution, pesticides and toxic household products. She knows more about coal burning power plants and now train crossing safety than she ever wanted to. She moved from the east coast to Bellingham in 2015 and considers herself bicoastal, as in she cheers for both the Seahawks and the Patriots. I know, I know.

Articles by Jane Bright

Is Public Safety Facing a Crisis…or an Opportunity?

By Jane BrightOn Dec 20, 2020

COVID-19 has crushed old work routines and changed the way most jobs are performed, some permanently. Factory jobs have been redesigned to limit close contact, doctors care for us through [...]

My mask protects you. Your mask protects me.

By Jane BrightOn Apr 24, 2020

“We’re all in this together,” means what exactly? The new PSA should be: “My mask protects you. Your mask protects me.” PSA announcements keep repeating the mantra, “We’re [...]

300+ New Units, Zero Affordability

By Jane BrightOn Jan 31, 2020

Another big housing development has been proposed for Bellingham. The good news is that this one is in the Samish Way Urban Village. The bad news is that like the 70[...]

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Mar 21, 2021 on
The Battle for Bellingham's Tiny Homes

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May 03, 2020 on
My mask protects you. Your mask protects me.

"Just got an email from Fred Myer:  “We’ve provided masks for all of our store associates to wear, and starting this Sunday, we’ll be [...]

Apr 25, 2020 on
My mask protects you. Your mask protects me.

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Apr 25, 2020 on
My mask protects you. Your mask protects me.

"What authority does the Whatcom County Health Department have over the hospital? Is there a State agency that we could turn to for help? Citizens have a right to know [...]

Mar 19, 2020 on
Doctor Lin's Letter