Commenter Role • Member since Jun 09, 2020
Nick is a father and husband with an interest in active transportation and open space.
Tip Johnson makes the case that the City’s cozy relations with developers and its neighborhoods-be-damned attitude is costing us all.3 comments, most recent 10 months ago
A public bank in Washington is sorely needed for infrastructure projects and more especially with COVID-19 and the resultant severe economic downturn.5 comments, most recent 10 months ago
Satpal Sidhu, our Whatcom County Executive, writes us a statement in response to attack on Capitol2 comments, most recent 10 months ago
Gene Knutson today announced he will not run for reelection this year and is retiring from the Bellingham City Council.8 comments, most recent 4 months ago
While McClatchy appears ready to accept unionization among the Herald’s content creators, it would be on their terms.5 comments, most recent 10 months ago
Mark Ashworth writes about Trump and our current national situation.
There are no excuses remaining.13 comments, most recent 10 months ago
Two photos of the same door, one taken about 2 p.m., the other six hours later at about 8 p.m., on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.10 comments, most recent 10 months ago
Public Works Director, Eric Johnston and Council Member Michael Lilliquist hand-picked their “perfect members” to determine our internet future.14 comments, most recent 10 months ago
Garrett O’Brien guest writes how a shift in housing policies is needed to avoid an escalation of our housing crisis.4 comments, most recent 10 months ago
Frozen resistance in some quarters against public banking may find a thaw in 2021.3 comments, most recent 10 months ago
Something is amiss regarding the BNSF oil-train wreck in Custer on Dec 22, 2020. Why, after a week, are there no answers and a cause?11 comments, most recent 10 months ago
WWU, Western Washington University has a “Culture of Fear”. No, NW Citizen is not saying that - the Seattle Times is.
Even as our military veterans are dying at twice the rate of the general population, plans are being made to provide vaccinations through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
After a takeover by a hedge fund with a history of decimating newspapers, The Bellingham Herald’s news staff is taking a stand.2 comments, most recent 10 months ago
COVID changed everything; let’s make policing better for everyone.1 comment, most recent 8 months ago
Councilman Lilliquist tries to rewrite history in Bellingham’s war over internet fiber.
A conjunction occurs when two astronomical objects appear to line up. A great conjunction is when that happens with Jupiter and Saturn.
Olivia Hobson gives us a reprise of the last year under COVID-19 from the point of view of a WWU student.1 comment, most recent 11 months ago
Whatcom county - and Benton County - did better than expected in terms of the Covid-19 Post Thanksgiving surge5 comments, most recent 11 months ago
Comcast inflicts $3/mo rate hike, data caps, and overage fees4 comments, most recent 11 months ago
Current flux in the composition of the Planning Commission means the group is overloaded with development-oriented members.4 comments, most recent 11 months ago
Daniel Kirkpatrick guest writes how he, with encouragement in 1994 from the city of Bellingham, organized dozens of Happy Valley residents to build a trail on a city right of way.3 comments, most recent 11 months ago
Proposed Elimination of the Douglas Avenue Trail10 comments, most recent 11 months ago
A “clinical trials geek” speaks up4 comments, most recent 11 months ago
How Bellingham Schools fail the poor.
Doug Gustafson guest writes, explaining that Bellingham’s homeless have no place to go. They need shelter now.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Republicans who are silent during this disaster of a transition should be held to account in the next elections: county, state, and national. Here’s one example of their hypocrisy.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Stay home for the holidays in 2020 so that you and yours will be around for the holidays in 2021
Chuck Robinson provides his knowledgeable perspective on Christmas and Holiday shopping. We asked Chuck, who is now retired, to write this for all of us.
In the three Whatcom County school districts carried by Trump-Pence the covid-19 infection rate is 1.4 times higher than found in the 4 districts carried by Biden-Harris.3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
State Senator Doug Ericksen parrots baseless Republican Party claims about non-existent voter fraud in the 2020 presidential elections.8 comments, most recent 1 year ago
As is the case, nationwide, it appears that Trump assisted Democrats in carrying the 2020 presidential and gubernatorial elections in Washington2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
The meaning of the original Armistice Day has been turned on its head. We lose a yearly history lesson as a result.13 comments, most recent 1 year ago
The little park district commission wants to increase taxes in an effort to prolong their fiefdom.13 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Five years ago CenturyLink wanted their TV franchise to be in Bellingham in a big way. They failed and now want to pull out.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Trump advocated behaviors that placed his followers at higher risk to being sickened and even dying from covid-19. Did a reduction in republican voters aid in the election of Joe Biden?1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Veterans appear to be paying a price for COVID-19 at double the rate of the general population.
Diana Bradrick, our elected Whatcom County Auditor, leaves two ballot drop boxes in storage rather than install them in Bellingham - where they are needed.8 comments, most recent 1 year ago
The novel coronavirus also attacks our need for community, which is the antidote to the epidemic of toxic individualism that has begun afflicting much of middle America.6 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Is it 219 days? Five years? It’s time to move forward on the Broadband Advisory Group. Now!
Six applicants for Bellingham’s Broadband Advisory Group are examined by Jon for their conflicts of interest with their business ties to the broadband industry.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Proposition 2020-14 allows us to support pedestrians and bicyclists by continuing the sales tax of a mere two cents per $10.5 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Jon explains why the Starlink satellite Internet service will not be so great and why fiber is still best for reliability, speed, cost, safety and the environment. Really.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Some candidates and issues can be a bit obtuse as we look at the campaign literature. These recommendations are for those with progressive, liberal, or moderate values and perspectives.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Bellingham is foot-dragging and Whatcom County gives nearly $1 million to “Big Telecom.”2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Only four US counties remain covid free, each of them rural. We discuss how the pandemic reached rural, isolated counties.15 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Winter quarter at WWU will look much the same as the fall quarter with mostly online classes.
Satpal Sidhu supports Ferndale School Levy
Daniel Kirkpatrick has a letter to the editor endorsing Christine Grant for Public Utility District Commissioner.