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.
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
Housing equity is thrown to the wind. Vacation rentals for tourists will remove rental housing for Bellingham residents.6 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Trees are not expendable like weeds. We should not treat them as such.
An interesting city- and state-oriented strategy to solve the national corruption crisis.
A net gain of 264 on-campus dormitory beds two years from now will do virtually nothing to take the pressure off Bellingham’s rental market.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Bellingham’s Only Great Blue Heron colony Faces Human Threats - Again. Who Wants to Help?6 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Various activities on Samish Hill suggest the future for a large area of land zoned single-family.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Commercial Shellfish farmers in Willapa Bay and elsewhere in the Salish Sea permitted by our “green” Governor to spray herbicides and turn healthy eelgrass beds into deserts.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
MNAC should be restored by the next mayor to its role in the planning process, the review of the Comprehensive Plan, and neighborhood plans.7 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Canada continues to push forward on its Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion despit overwhelming opposition and damning evidence — as well as serious economic headwinds — against it.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
The Bells baseball team again chooses fireworks over the welfare of pets, vets, the psychologically fragile, and wildlife.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
We need immediate action to save the canaries in our coal mine, the Southern Resident Orca and Salmon. Take down obsolete salmon-blocking dams before it’s too late.7 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Anderson would replace Terry Bornemann who retires from city council at the end of 20194 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Why do we let our grocery stores vet charities and direct our donations?3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
There is a stealth invasion of stick-built apartment complexes in Bellingham. Few have any redeeming architectural merit.5 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Bellingham again wastes its time with a survey in which the respondents self-select, essentially negating the results.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Public banking is moving forward again this legislative session in Washington state thanks to the efforts of Sen. Bob Hasegawa.3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Rud Browne’s antics during the selection of Liz Lovelett for state Senator was only the latest weird act during his first year of his second term on the Whatcom County Council.3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Officials from Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties met Tuesday in Mount Vernon to appoint Liz Lovelett as state senator.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Bellingham Public Schools staff Greg Baker and Ron Cowan display contempt for public involvement, the environment, and public disclosure with the bus barn issue on Whatcom Creek.15 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Re-imagining Bellingham’s Waterfront14 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Approved by the City of Bellingham, a temporary tent encampment called Winter Haven will be operated by non-profit HomesNOW! through early April 2019.16 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Proof that the COB is in bed with big telecoms. Here is an inappropriate COB Dig Once Policy that creates pathways for corporate welfare/abuse of the community.
Bellingham’s ban on consumer fireworks is simple. Fireworks are illegal. No time outs for holidays. And don’t forget the troops!
Our state treasurer is either extremely ignorant about public banking or openly shilling for corporate banks at the expense of citizens.
Jason Hickel asks “Can we have perpetual growth AND a healthy ecology?”3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Alex McLean, who has served 6 years on the Greenway Advisory Committee, exposes Mayor Kelli Linville’s disdain for the community elected Greenways program.22 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Is it possible to even know where we are on climate change? Or is it too late already?2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
The first of a set of articles outlining the process for a working-class family in Bellingham to try and fight our unfair housing values and the taxes linked to them.13 comments, most recent 1 year ago
With the growth of commercial facilities, the number of risks and points of conflict for traffic and pedestrians have increase substantially.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
For months, Gene Knutson has seriously considered running for mayor. He has decided against it. The 2019 Bellingham mayor’s election continues to churn.13 comments, most recent 1 year ago
A brief overview of radiofrequency (RF) exposure tests taken in Bellingham at two locations.3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
The brewery management announced at a Sunnyland Neighborhood meeting it will stop the outside music until issues around the noise ordinance are resolved.18 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Calls to 911 are failing to stem the noise emanating from the Twin Sisters Brewery.18 comments, most recent 1 year ago