Articles by Jane Bright
"Well said! Thank you.My mask protects you. Your mask protects me.
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.
"Well said! Thank you.
A superb update of where we are as a community on protecting Bellingham’s only Great Blue Heron colony.
A timely update on Unity Village temporary homes in Fairhaven - plus the petition being circulated to allow the village a permit extension.
For the third time this year Sen Hasegawa will travel to Whatcom County to deliver a talk on public banking in Washington State.4 comments, most recent 7 months ago
A comprehensive and touching explanation of the Bellingham effort to help homeless folks, the HomesNOW project, and its disappointments and successes.8 comments, most recent 8 months ago
Bellingham to revise and update its codes to control motorized bikes, scooters and skateboards. Motorized scooter rentals are also on the docket…but beware.3 comments, most recent 8 months ago
MADA (Make America Dinner Again) Invites You to Dinner… Across the Aisle
Some of my picks for local races in 2019.
A million here and a million there, pretty soon you are talking real money1 comment, most recent 9 months ago
Sage Jones responds to Dick Conoboy’s article on Chanan Suarez who is a candidate for Bellingham City Council. Suarez is running for the 5th Ward seat against Lisa Anderson.1 comment, most recent 9 months ago
Why the Port selected Harcourt to be “master developer” should be an inquiry submitted through bullhorns and accompanied by clacking pitchforks.18 comments, most recent 9 months ago
Electoral Perspective from a long-time neighborhood advocate8 comments, most recent 9 months ago
Donations tell a far different story. Grass roots/local support is weak.
Today marks 50 years since I returned home to the U.S., from Vietnam.4 comments, most recent 9 months ago
California becomes the second state to enact public banking legislation. And the Evergreen State? Quo vadis?
Senator Hasegawa’s briefing before the County Council on public banking followed his talk on the topic before the Bellingham City Club this summer.3 comments, most recent 10 months ago
When voting for sheriff implies structural change2 comments, most recent 10 months ago
April Barker accepted money from the same organization that funds right wing candidates in Whatcom County. Why?1 comment, most recent 10 months ago
Sen Hasegawa returns to Bellingham to address the topic of public banking before the Whatcom County Council on Tuesday, 24 September
Jamie Donaldson urges us to contact the Bellingham City Council again as it appears there is foot dragging on acquiring the buffer woods by the heron colony nests.1 comment, most recent 10 months ago
North Dakota just celebrated 100 years of public banking to the benefit of its citizens. Why is Washington lollygagging?1 comment, most recent 11 months ago
Several dozen Puget and Samish Neighborhood residents vented their ire at the 19 Aug City Council Meeting.2 comments, most recent 11 months ago
The herons that we enjoy watching all over Bellingham actually all live in one colony of nests in Fairhaven. This is an overview of efforts to protect their colony.
Plans for a 408-bed, student-style dormitory apartment building, CityView, in the Puget Neighborhood move forward.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Long time local civic activist for human rights, Barbara Z. Rofkar, writes of her feelings in this time of ugly news of assaults on minorities in our country almost every day.5 comments, most recent 11 months ago
Links to Auditor official election results, plus perspectives and opinions - some anon from reliable local political junkies who need to - well, remain anon.13 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Too late to mail ballots - so here are the dropbox locations. And try the Rank Choice Voting for three candidates.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
An unexpected resignation by one of the top administrators in Bellingham city government
In meeting with Jamie K, Mayor Kelli commits to the city purchasing the land for the heron reserve.3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
City planning - and the developer - abandoned their defense of the illegal permit to build in the critical area by the heron colony.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
The developer and city have surrendered in their effort to allow building new homes in the Critical Area that protects the Great Blue Heron colony on Bellingham’s waterfront.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Shall we protect - or shall we forever change - the nature of established residential neighborhoods?8 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Do not be fooled, CityView apartments are yet another private sector dormitory. No families here.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Why is it that the supposed housing affordability and availability champion is a “millionaire” landlord herself?22 comments, most recent 11 months ago
After two failed attempts by outside companies to develop an 11 acre parcel in the Puget Neighborhood, a local developer takes a swing.3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Dianne Foster expresses her thoughts and regrets as the Bellingham Herald announces the pending cancellation of Saturday newspapers.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
The ban against the sale and possession of consumer fireworks in Bellingham is more than is apparent.
Bellingham should join hundreds of communities nationwide that have built competitive and affordable public fiber optic cable networks to drive economic opportunity and development.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
HomesNOW is in the permit review process for a temporary tiny home encampment in Fairhaven. The City of Bellingham’s 14-day public comment period is open until June 14, 2019.6 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Public Banking support ought to be a no-brainer for the Whatcom Dems.
Iris Maute-Gibson submitted her letter of resignation to the mayor on June 1st.
It is too early to determine the effects of a new code on accessory dwelling units aimed at improving housing affordability. Experience elsewhere says they will not.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Democrat presidential candidate Ami Horowitz and his desire to enter the national debate1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Fragrances cover up odors that should be eliminated by cleaning, not chemicals.
An overview of the candidates for several energetic small towns in Whatcom County.
Senator Bob Hasegawa brought information to the citizens of Whatcom County about the benefits of public banks and his bill to establish one in Olympia.8 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Updated May 21. How each of us can help protect the Great Blue Herons nesting trees from city proposed approval of development in the buffer trees.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Unprincipled Whatcom County State Senator Doug Ericksen is urged to resign. Britt and Riordan first broke the news of his Cambodia hijinks on NW Citizen.8 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Jamie K clarifies several issues that Gabe Rogel posted about the protective woods buffer to the heron colony.
Finale update 10 pm Friday - Some news worthy filings - well, all are newsworthy - and some final pieces falling into place.
Tony Larson may be the surprise candidate filing for office this week. A brief rundown on some of the high profile campaigns and personalities.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago