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David A. Swanson is Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of California Riverside. He served as a member of the U. S. Census Bureau’s Scientific Advisory Committee for six years (2004-10) and chaired the committee for two years (2009-2010). In addition to serving as an expert witness and testifying before Congress, state legislatures and local government bodies, he has produced over 104 refereed sole- and co-authored journal articles and nine books, mainly dealing with demography. He also has edited or co-edited four additional books and Google Scholar shows more than 5,700 citations to his work. in addition to two Fulbright grants, he has received many other academic and professional grants and awards. Aided by the G.I. Bill, his B.Sc. is from Western Washington State College (now known as Western Washington University), and his Ph.D. and M.A. are from the University of Hawai’i. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences from the University of Stockholm. Swanson speaks Swedish reasonably well but his Finnish is so bad as to be embarrassing: "Se on huono."
Part C is really for sh*t but that word does not start with a “C.”2 comments, most recent 4 days ago
A running Record of the Zero Transparency Policies of the PUD, Port, County and City Councils From 1/12/2022 Onward4 comments, most recent 1 week ago
A must-read for anyone who knows a war veteran… and anyone who never met one.10 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
A lifetime dealing with abortion, an account by a lifelong advocate.6 comments, most recent 4 weeks ago
Vote for what you like. I like libraries.6 comments, most recent 4 weeks ago
Delores Davies contends we once had universal childcare, so why design an “aspirational (measure) that falls so short?” Vote NO on 5.
The fellow says he wants to make Twitter a better public forum by enhancing freedom of speech. Sounds great.6 comments, most recent 1 week ago
John Repp writes how the flexing of the U.S. nuclear muscle was done, at various times, behind the scenes.5 comments, most recent 1 month ago
This article was inspired by a Letter to the Editor on NWCitizen on 10/08/22
With the advent of deepfakes, the line between reality and fantasy just dissolved. Elizabeth Britt considers some consequences.3 comments, most recent 1 month ago
John O’Neil writes about use of our Bellingham Public Library for promoting destructive health plans.
Rob Astyk writes of state senator Sharon Shewmake helping him as a homeless person
Monologues and anecdotes are not the essence of a forum.4 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Many years ago in a land far far away
CDN did a report on a report. Where was the investigative journalism?5 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Susan Prosser invites all to an officer-led safety forum on 9/29, hosted and moderated by Senator Simon Sefzik.
The League of Women Voters is offering forums on ballot positions so you can hear directly from the candidates. Catch them all or pick and choose.
The author outlines definitional problems in our broadband efforts
It is time to change our national pledge of allegiance - a change in response to the insurrection of January 6, 2021 and the attack on our National Capitol Building.7 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Privatization of Medicare has moved into the state of Washington. Beware of the Dirty Dozen.11 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Dave James writes about Dick Conoboy’s article on the classified documents from Mar-a-Lago
There are no classifications beyond TOP SECRET. Stop the hyperbole.11 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Now is your opportunity to tell this administration that the steal from Medicare has to stop. Medicare Advantage only “advantages” the corporations that run it.15 comments, most recent 3 months ago
A look at where TAGNW, Jon Humphrey, and Whatcom County are headed for broadband Internet access.2 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Jeff Bezos is positioning himself to rob Medicare, but his grossly and ridiculously overvalued trillion-dollar-ass won’t go to jail for it.2 comments, most recent 4 months ago
County attorneys advise elected officials NOT to talk to us.10 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Nate Higashi writes about Ben Elenbaas and the 42nd District State Senatorial primary election.
After almost 50 years, Congress finally looks to recognize the Donut Dollies who served in Vietnam
Melodie Kirk writes about Simon Sefzik and the 42nd District Senatorial primary election.
Whatcom County will not attract business or talent without fiber.
Myra Ramos writes about the smear of candidate Sharon Shewmake
The past actions of a presidential appointee are a good indicator of the direction in which the president wants to go.9 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Anon letters trying to intimidate us and our writers are non starters.9 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Bellingham business woman offers sexuality workshops for 9 - 17 year olds at her sex shop.16 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Dianne Foster explains why, after 21 years, Rick Larsen has got to go!11 comments, most recent 4 months ago
How does our Declaration of Independence speak to us today?13 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Satpal Sidhu writes on sensible gun laws. This is not freedom that we love, this is anarchy.5 comments, most recent 5 months ago
Still No Dig Once Policy? Here’s Why22 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Building awareness of proposed privatization efforts is extremely important. Don’t miss this valuable talk.2 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Green Ribbon Schools, clean hydrogen, and recyclable plastics are propaganda campaigns1 comment, most recent 4 months ago
If we are not including repeal of the Second Amendment in our national conversation, we are not serious about stopping gun violence. For therein lies the solution.29 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
The supportive housing building at 1022 North State St. is having severe control problems with drug use, unsanitary conditions, and daily police interventions.8 comments, most recent 5 months ago
Lynda Hanscome writes about being notified she is now included in a DCE
Truth be told, most of these young women were in as much danger as many soldiers. Hostile fire is hostile fire. Agent Orange was everywhere.
An overwhelming response to a webinar on fighting the privatization of Medicare crashed the website of the sponsor, Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
We know internet access is a big deal. We know about the digital divide. 5G is rolling out. Do you understand what’s going on? Leslie Shankman explains beautifully.
Board member acknowledges illegal contract3 comments, most recent 6 months ago
Bellingham and Whatcom Councils should follow suit to protect their citizens from corporate control.
Tower to be built in residential neighborhood, near two elementary schools5 comments, most recent 6 months ago
Taimi Gorman guest writes a Grim Fairhaven Fairy Tale15 comments, most recent 6 months ago