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.
This is yet another Dig Once Policy update outlining how the COB Public Works Department, under the direction of Ted Carlson, has been ignoring the advice and wishes of thousands of Bellingham residents.2 comments, most recent 2 years ago
The Bellingham Planning Commission has passed to the City Council a terribly flawed recommendation on vacation rentals.2 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Consumer fireworks are illegal in Bellingham. Some would say it is difficult to tell.8 comments, most recent 2 years ago
We are about local news at NWCitizen - but we are also citizens of the United States - or have we forgotten who we are?3 comments, most recent 2 years ago
In many instances our police officers have become walking examples of post traumatic stress.7 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Messaging by anecdotes, not facts, is becoming the watchword of creating ordinances in Bellingham8 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Veteran Television Journalist Ali Velshi talks about Culture, Identity Politics and his role in “Spotlighting the Political Circus in the United States”.14 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Factors to consider in incorporating an organization where the primary purpose is civic and profit is a secondary factor.2 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Myopic leadership in the NFL is the problem.
The Seattle Times provides an in depth article on our local Nooksack Indian tribe’s new chairman, Ross Cline Sr. Bob Kelly is out and no where to be seen.2 comments, most recent 2 years ago
For my friend, the late Lewis Puller, on Memorial Day 2018.4 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Since 1917, Washington’s water laws have become increasingly complicated and counterproductive. Eric explains the major problems and suggests an alternative for a sustainable future.5 comments, most recent 2 years ago
I am and you should be, too.5 comments, most recent 2 years ago
An update on the current status of discussions surrounding establishing a Dig Once Policy in Bellingham.
This article outlines how totally inadequate the low-income connections provided by the big telecoms are. Yet they are presented as a solution by many council members.4 comments, most recent 2 years ago
The disease is greed. The cure to which seems to be beyond the ken of this city government.5 comments, most recent 2 years ago
After 20 some years of owning and managing Northwest Citizen, I am retiring - and hopeful that some person or group will take ownership and go forward.7 comments, most recent 2 years ago
A council call on landlords to reduce rents is in order.12 comments, most recent 2 years ago
The goal of this article is to highlight a few amazing scientific discoveries in the hopes that it will motivate us to create an economy based on science instead of war.3 comments, most recent 2 years ago
An investigation of how the the DADU will destroy our Sacred Single-family neighborhoods.22 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Beware of the companies that will place that cute ADU in your backyard and turn you into a debtor overnight.3 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Two developable lots with over 50% of their property in Padden Creek and its wetland should be purchased by Greenways as they fit all the criteria.1 comment, most recent 2 years ago
Attendees at the campaign kickoff for Tim Ballew II, state Senate candidate, heard good things about Ballew, bad things about Doug Ericksen–and nothing about Pinky Vargas.7 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Update: comment extended to May15 for requesting public shorelines hearing, EIS, and public hearing - else city poised to approve townhouses by Derek Stebner be build virtually in Padden Creek.5 comments, most recent 2 years ago
The COB has produced a new Fiber map recently that, like the old maps, is still totally inadequate, but has some new colors on it.
The consideration of the Dig Once Policy, I’ve mentioned in all of my articles, has been moved up to April 23rd. This can be either very good or very bad.3 comments, most recent 2 years ago
We are now in a period of undefined censorship during the City Council’s public comment period. It’s called, “stick to the issue.”9 comments, most recent 2 years ago
We take an early look at who is running for office this year in Whatcom County. Voters will elect a state senator, state representatives, a county councillor and prosecutor.2 comments, most recent 2 years ago
This update in the 12 questions series covers the responses, or lack of responses, I’ve received from the mayor and other council members.6 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Jim Peterson knows what it’s like to be homeless. He’s grateful to be on the other side now. But he won’t rest until every homeless person in our community is housed.4 comments, most recent 2 years ago
An analysis of Senator Doug Ericksen’s alleged “double dipping” during early 2017 when serving as a senior adviser at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC.
Toward a more comprehensive approach to human health and the environment6 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Gas hit $1.55 a litre in Vancouver this week. The safe prediction is that pump prices will never go down.11 comments, most recent 2 years ago
This is the 2nd interview in a series designed to help our readers better get to know our council members, and potential candidates for mayor.2 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Sandwich board signs proliferate in the Central Business District too but not the same way as in Fairhaven1 comment, most recent 2 years ago
This article explains some of the shortcomings of wireless technology, and why we still need publicly owned conduit and fiber in Bellingham to support any broadband solution we use.9 comments, most recent 6 months ago
Where did Doug Ericksen spend thousands of dollars in surplus campaign funds in Washington, DC, and what did he spend them for?
The Super Giant Slalom of the Olympic Games has nothing over the parkour of sandwich board signs on Fairhaven’s sidewalks.9 comments, most recent 2 years ago
40th state legislative representative, Kristine Lytton, not seeking reelection. South half of Bellingham is in 40th.4 comments, most recent 2 years ago
In the first of the 12-questions series, I interview Michael Lilliquist. My goal is to interview all officials using the same questions for the sake of governmental transparency.5 comments, most recent 2 years ago
The lawsuit challenging the creation of the Chuckanut Community Forest Park District and the park district’s ability to preserve Chuckanut Ridge is finally over.1 comment, most recent 2 years ago
Highlights the pros and cons of the recently passed telecom bills allowing our ports to more easily serve rural areas and protect net-neutrality: HB-2664, SHB-2664-S and SHB-22824 comments, most recent 2 years ago
We are never far away from glitches in our alert and alarm systems nationwide.
State Senator Doug Ericksen is alleged to have spent his excess campaign funds on his own personal endeavors, in violation of state law.3 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Connor Leib’s Life and Death: Stop jailing those with mental illness and get them treatment instead.4 comments, most recent 2 years ago
Perception Clashes with Reality on the Prime Minister’s Latest Gambol to India6 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Late Thursday evening, Gov Inslee vetoed the bill - but he he has been busy this week putting together a compromise between the legislature and the news media - in secret.4 comments, most recent 2 years ago
We ask governor Inslee to veto ESB 6617 and let the legislators reconsider their panic driven secrecy bill.1 comment, most recent 2 years ago
James Erb and Eric Richey file to run for county prosecutor. McEachran will not run.1 comment, most recent 2 years ago
Why did state legislators pass a measure, Senate Bill 6617, at breathtaking speed late last week denying public access to all previous records of their activities?6 comments, most recent 2 years ago