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.
Update: We link to the video he has posted on YouTube. Dr Lin showed up for work and was promptly walked off the hospital campus. He is fired from his job as an ER doctor.6 comments, most recent 6 months ago
Faces of heros and those taking high risks. Health care workers are vital to our country as soldiers, police and fire fighters.
We try to prevent the disturbance at Monday’s Bellingham City Council meeting from going down the memory hole.12 comments, most recent 6 months ago
Dr. Lin has returned to Bellingham’s St. Joseph Hospital and continues to give us his personal views on how the hospital is meeting the coronavirus epidemic.3 comments, most recent 7 months ago
It is time to get serious about social distancing and public safety in the face of the COVID-19 virus. Half measures will not work.13 comments, most recent 6 months ago
How the Seattle Times, Bellingham Herald and this site, NWCitizen, reported on the issues raised in Dr. Ming Lin’s letter to Charles Prosper, the CMO of PeaceHealth.1 comment, most recent 7 months ago
Our earth is standing still.3 comments, most recent 7 months ago
An anonymous author imagines a better world where we are truly free3 comments, most recent 5 months ago
Updated Sat, Mar 21: Dr. Ming Lin, a doctor at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham, wrote a letter to Charles Prosper, the chief managing officer of PeaceHealth.6 comments, most recent 7 months ago
Jamie K writes a brief article for us on the herons. Amongst all our human travails, we need to still protect our natural environment.1 comment, most recent 7 months ago
Van Werven, Ericksen play electoral politics with children’s health. Republican state representatives and senators pretend outrage as Governor Inslee prepares to sign sex education bill.5 comments, most recent 6 months ago
The city has muzzled its new climate and energy manager and its Climate Action Task Force. Why?10 comments, most recent 1 week ago
Various topics discussed at the neighborhood meeting but renters’ complaints dominated the agenda.4 comments, most recent 7 months ago
A critical look at how the Trump regime is mis-handling the coronavirus outbreak. NW Citizen writer Michael Riordan has an opinion piece in the Seattle Times.
Stoney explains the what, why and how of what may be a much better method of electing our representatives and leaders.12 comments, most recent 7 months ago
Bellingham becomes the first government in Whatcom County to formally support the creation of a public bank in Washington.2 comments, most recent 8 months ago
Density calculations for the property known as Tract F of the Hawley property are not supported by the record.3 comments, most recent 8 months ago
Management controls will insure the stability of PUBLIC banking. Examples of poor management controls do abound now. It is called the PRIVATE sector banking system.5 comments, most recent 8 months ago
The best kept secret in the west?5 comments, most recent 8 months ago
Barbara Rofkar explains the evolution of the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival, why it’s important, and what’s coming up.
Water industry planning differs greatly from electric industry planning and here is the reason.1 comment, most recent 8 months ago
State Senator Hasegawa continues to push for legislation creating a public bank in Washington.7 comments, most recent 6 months ago
Installing that RING video doorbell may have a cost…your privacy.3 comments, most recent 8 months ago
Tom Dohman seeks to clarify Propositions 2020-9 and 2020-10 for the Bellingham School District 501.8 comments, most recent 8 months ago
Can zoning changes and increasing density solve the affordable housing shortage?10 comments, most recent 7 months ago
An easy test for candidate selection
Homes NOW’s Unity Village to move to new COB-owned site in May 2020. Thank you to Mayor Fleetwood, Planning Director Sepler, and Police Chief Doll.
Indications are that the developer intends to go forward with his application for the CityView dormitory style project with 408 beds.
Council Rebukes Justice Advocates and Voters1 comment, most recent 9 months ago
Your PayByPhone app sends a flat fee of 25 cents per transaction to the coffers of Volkswagen Financial Services AG2 comments, most recent 9 months ago
Vague language in the current permit may result in not getting a badly needed extension for Unity Village for the homeless in Fairhaven.
A tour d’horizon of the state of the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission.19 comments, most recent 8 months ago
Electrified scooters may bring with them unintended and undesirable consequences, some ecological, some financial, and some lethal.
Council moved to have staff develop a resolution in support of public banking legislation in Washington state.5 comments, most recent 9 months ago
Alex Ramel was chosen today by votes of three county councils to a vacated seat on the state Legislature.
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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 1 year 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 11 months ago
Electoral Perspective from a long-time neighborhood advocate8 comments, most recent 11 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 1 year 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 1 year ago