Commenter Role • Member since Jan 10, 2021
I'm trying to put down roots in Bellingham. As a junior studying Electrical Engineering at Western, I am very interested in signals and systems -- how to model, create, and shape the motion of our world. I hope to develop modular communications systems using RISC-V instructions and build them in Bellingham.
My father retired as an Air Force Lt. Colonial after being stationed with his family all across the country and world. This gave me a unique perspective on many cultures and drive to serve and experience life. A call I answered by volunteering with AmeriCorps FEMA Corps, Team Rubicon, All Hands & Hearts, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, and the Bellingham MakerSpace. I actively engage with civic politics, despite its weariness. I'm under pressure from Covid-19, my engineering course load, and entrepreneurship in greater Whatcom County. I appreciate your understanding as we work to grow roots together in Bellingham's beautiful community. Keep wearing masks, physically distancing, and thanking our essential & provisional workers!
Shannon Skinner debunks the Social Security crisis
Is the City’s Internet survey designed to protect inferior service?
Virtual monopolies engender poor service and lack of customer focus.4 comments, most recent 1 week ago
Bellingham Public Schools Learns Evasive Maneuvers from City Hall12 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
Why People with Mental & Drug Addiction Issues are on the Streets: A Brief History and Solution7 comments, most recent 2 days ago
Wann wird man je verstehen?11 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Satpal SIdhu Responds to Lisa Papp’s article of Oct. 21
Replacing all 71 buses would cost $6,035,000. Maybe later…17 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Being a personal reflection on the impacts of the pernicious variant coronavirus.10 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Randy Petty on the dysfunctional structure of the U.S. Senate.
Bellingham and Whatcom County are going to try.4 comments, most recent 1 month ago
After twenty years of fits and starts, there is a time-sensitive opportunity for the city of Bellingham ...11 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Long-time Bellingham City Council member, Gene Knutson, throws his support to Russ Whidbee for the City Council At-Large position
Former At-Large Bellingham City Council member, Louise Bjornson, writes in support of Russ Whidbee, for the City Council At-Large seat.
We have an opportunity to assure affordable housing in Bellingham; let’s not squander it!14 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Ginger Decker writes in support of Russ Whidbee for Bellingham City Council.
What do the Hopi, the Lummi, broadband, and the Census have in common?2 comments, most recent 1 month ago
And our long-term approach to climate change is…?4 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Following the money on the race for the At-Large Bellingham City Council position.4 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Judith Akins writes about her choice for Whatcom County Council.
Is our homeless population local or from out-of-town, and at what cost to Bellingham?20 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Russ is a decades-long resident of Bellingham. He knows our city much better than most and his record proves it.12 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Voting on a karaoke song contest offers an opportunity for a clear view of Ranked Choice Voting1 comment, most recent 2 months ago
Is it boosting* from the world’s poor to get a booster in the U.S.?4 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Under Eric Johnston, they’ve been stalling, dragging it out, and protecting big telecom.
The first iteration of public comments, separated from City Council meetings, went off in relative calm.9 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Despite ADA requirements, proposed trail has no provisions for people with disabilities.3 comments, most recent 2 months ago
A summary of the Douglas Avenue right-of-way petition effort.
Learning more about the managing editor of a new daily news source in Bellingham, coming January 1.1 comment, most recent 3 months ago
Mayor Fleetwood spent 10 minutes verbally attacking Tip Johnson’s petition to stop illegal city street vacations.2 comments, most recent 1 month ago
The Save the Trails Referendum goes into Pandemic Mode3 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Friday, August 6, was the monthly Art Walk in downtown Bellingham. Kit Muehlman and I were asking people to ...1 comment, most recent 3 months ago
The Push is on!
A first person account of the author’s experience at the time of the fall of Saigon10 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Neighborhoods beware: City Hall is selling our public rights. Your neighborhood could be next.14 comments, most recent 3 months ago
This is the Save the Trails Referendum Page3 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Guest Writer David Donohue explains Sunnyland’s experience with City Hall’s promises, code enforcement, and follow-thru.7 comments, most recent 2 months ago
But ever so s_l_o_w_l_y2 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Bellingham to get a locally owned and professional daily news publication beginning in January 2022.7 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Playing along with YouTube is a losing game for Bellingham. It is time to break the ties that bind … and blind.5 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Preserve public property rights & save the trail14 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Between the professional service of Comcast, and the “professionals” at COB, start training Carrier pigeons.3 comments, most recent 4 months ago
It is time for Bellingham City Hall to take control by dumping YouTube for having taken down a video of a City Council meeting.8 comments, most recent 4 months ago
The Whatcom County Council is afraid to make an appointment of a temporary District Court judge before the Primary Election. Is the “fix” in?1 comment, most recent 4 months ago
Yet another eyesore bunker-like building for bunking students at market rental rates.3 comments, most recent 4 months ago
The city granted building permits while the Planning Department knew this was a state historical Indian village site.2 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Bellingham website goes dead with one person taking a few days off. So much for an administration and a system. Third world government.4 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Effective, efficient and low cost, high speed broadband service continues to elude Bellingham and Whatcom County5 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Bellingham continues to have its mail dropoff options changed willy-nilly.3 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Time to put the kibosh on the CityView private dormitory project for the good of the neighborhood and the good of the city.