Commenter Role • Member since Jun 09, 2020
Nick is a father and husband with an interest in active transportation and open space.
Riley and Bryna Sweeney write about the petition to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory in the Meridian School District.
How Mayor Fleetwood and his city attorneys are violating the basic laws that our nation was founded and built upon.5 comments, most recent 4 months ago
City attorney James Erb removed from legal case against Judge Lev for conflict of interest by Superior Court judge.6 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Mail collection boxes seem to be a thing of the past. Why have one postal vehicle collect from the boxes when hundreds of people can drive to the post office to mail a letter?3 comments, most recent 4 months ago
A new and local county wide technology group of Internet and broadband experts has been formed. Jon explains why and lists the members.2 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Mary Kay Becker writes about the Bellingham Municipal Court Controversy
Tonight the Bellingham City Council - with no agenda notice - authorized the mayor to begin process to abolish the Bellingham Municipal Court4 comments, most recent 5 months ago
What does a little stream matter? Spoiler alert! It’s not a joke and, if it were, it would not be a nice one.5 comments, most recent 4 months ago
The presiding judge of Whatcom County District Court has suddenly resigned effective July first.5 comments, most recent 5 months ago
A day to remember the US service men and women who have passed away.6 comments, most recent 5 months ago
Debra Lev, Bellingham’s municipal court judge, is suing Mayor Seth Fleetwood and the city7 comments, most recent 5 months ago
City staff report outlines “issues” with megalithic CityView complex. You have a chance to comment.1 comment, most recent 5 months ago
Douglas Gustafson guest writes. Our two tiny home villages, and the possibility of a third, are in jeopardy. Do we need them?3 comments, most recent 5 months ago
Despite willing property sellers, and Fleetwood’s campaign promises, and the unanimous Greenways Committee vote …. sigh.6 comments, most recent 4 months ago
“Differential Privacy:” A statistical adjustment system that may render 2020 census population data unusable.1 comment, most recent 6 months ago
An essay on climate change, millennials’ concerns, and large corporations and governments complacently stealing our kids futures.5 comments, most recent 4 months ago
BAG - the Bellingham city hall Broadband Advisory Group is stacked in favor of mega corporations and against local public Internet service.12 comments, most recent 5 months ago
New state legislation will cause cascade of changes to Bellingham’s codes2 comments, most recent 6 months ago
CityView, the project that will not die, will soon be subject to scrutiny during an extraordinary meeting of the Planning Commission.2 comments, most recent 6 months ago
The more contagious and possibly more deadly B.1.1.7 and P.1 coronavirus strains appear to be leaking down into Whatcom County from British Columbia.10 comments, most recent 6 months ago
Daniel Kirkpatrick writes Mayor Fleetwood requesting he veto the council vacation of a street with a walking trail.9 comments, most recent 6 months ago
Ugly and expensive. That is what we have brought to the Waterfront.10 comments, most recent 6 months ago
Archive of past notices and reasons for the half-staff flag on the Fairhaven Veterans Flagpole.
SB 5188 to establish a Washington state Financial Cooperative is in an uncertain state in the legislature
Broken promises, bad administration, and still NO access to our publicly-owned resources4 comments, most recent 7 months ago
Washington moves ever closer to public banking for the good of its citizens and the fiscal health of the state.8 comments, most recent 7 months ago
The advantage of an “advisory” group, (as in Broadband Advisory Group,) is that you don’t have to listen to them.3 comments, most recent 8 months ago
Doug Gustafson offers a point/counterpoint account of opposing strategies for tiny homes27 comments, most recent 6 months ago
Fourteen February cases of the B.1.1.7 variant coronavirus strain suggest that it is beginning to surge in the county.10 comments, most recent 8 months ago
After clearing the Senate, Washington’s bill to create a public banking cooperative advances to the Democratically controlled House.4 comments, most recent 8 months ago
Riley shares some thoughts, concerns, and observations on the uncommon phenomenon of mask-wearing during this pandemic.7 comments, most recent 8 months ago
Atul Deshmane guest writes and provides us with a resume of the internet infrastructure issues now being discussed in Bellingham7 comments, most recent 7 months ago
Part of a series of articles on the progress of a public banking cooperative in Washington.1 comment, most recent 8 months ago
With a recent dispute between the newspaper’s reporters and management over, the real work can begin.3 comments, most recent 8 months ago
Garrett O’Brien guest writes about how Bellingham can learn from successful programs for the homeless elsewhere and would do well to abandon ineffectual approaches.5 comments, most recent 8 months ago
City council and planning commission meetings were poor arrangements to begin with, and with Zoom it is very much worse.4 comments, most recent 6 months ago
Irene Morgan writes a public letter to Governor Inslee about a new director of prisons
A substitute bill for the original SB 5188 was accepted and moved to the Ways and Means Committee for further consideration.2 comments, most recent 9 months ago
Current legislation, moving forward in Olympia, would permit localities to adopt ranked-choice voting as an upgrade to their currently mandated top-two system.1 comment, most recent 9 months ago
The monumental, pre-COVID levels of cruise ships and world tourism were not sustainable.4 comments, most recent 9 months ago
Ray Kamada guest writes on how to have your cake and eat it too.5 comments, most recent 9 months ago
The city has instituted unnecessary restrictions on the Broadband Advisory Group’s discussion and outside input.3 comments, most recent 9 months ago
Brian Martel on the issue of Internet broadband service to our homes and pending bills in Olympia.
The Whatcom Human Rights Task Force has sent an open letter to the Community regarding the sweep of Camp 210.
Marii Herlinger writes on this past Thursday’s clearing of the homeless camp by city hall.
For the first time in a decade a hearing on a public banking bill found more supporters than detractors.
Bellingham started clearing 24 hours earlier than announced days ago. Antifa has showed up in numbers to provoke. Heavy police presence2 comments, most recent 9 months ago
Regulatory standards in SB-5511 offer nothing but give the appearance of doing something.
New Roberts Bank container-ship terminal proposed by the Port of Vancouver would generate additional vessel traffic that will impact endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales.3 comments, most recent 7 months ago
Mayor Fleetwood and outgoing council members could not handle the truth at last night’s Bellingham City Council meeting. Homeless people and their advocates spoke truth to power.25 comments, most recent 9 months ago