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About Ham Hayes

Ham lived in Bellingham while writing for NW Citizen from 2007 to 2011.

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And Starting in Gate…...

By Ham HayesOn Jun 13, 2011

The Whatcom County Executive race is very interesting. Whatever opinion you may have about the past performance of Pete Kremen no longer matters. It is a horse race and no [...]

Eclipse

By Ham HayesOn Dec 21, 2010

Last night's clould cover presented a challenge to local eclipse buffs. However, there was enough of a break at 11:40 p.m. to get a peek. In this photo, the [...]

In Harm’s Way

By Ham HayesOn Dec 07, 2010

Today is Pearl Harbor Day. There is nothing that can be written that can eclipse the message of honor and sacrifice of this day. Whatever perfection our people and nation [...]

When will it end?

By Ham HayesOn Nov 15, 2010

Given the current public discussion on body scanners and invasive pat-downs, I thought this article from the Dec 31, 2009 ACLU website deserved some space. It seems clear our citizens will continue [...]

Ya Gotta Love This Place

By Ham HayesOn Nov 09, 2010

Scudder Pond was deeded to the North Cascades Audubon Society in 1987. Just a short walk from Electric Ave along the Whatcom Creek Trail (east) it is a category II wetland. [...]

The Way I See It - Predictions

By Ham HayesOn Oct 17, 2010

If this election were breakfast, the Democrats would be the toast. Most of us are aware that the recession lingers on and the economy is the major issue of this [...]

The Way I See It - Time to change

By Ham HayesOn Aug 11, 2010

I’m going to take a couple weeks off from doing this weekly column. It has been almost a year since I branched out from a politics-only bent to [...]

And in the 40th we have…..

By Ham HayesOn Aug 09, 2010

Aug 9 Updates: Besides Toms Pasma, Jeff Morris and Chuck Carrell, none of the remaining candidates have responded to our questions as of today. This includes Gulleson from whom I still [...]

40th District State Representative Pos 1 Primary - Tom Pasma’s Responses

By Ham HayesOn Aug 06, 2010

Writer's notes: The candidates for State Representative in the 40th District Position 1 are: Dusty Gulleson (prefers Republican Party,) Chuck Carrell (prefers Republican Party,) Doug Revelle (prefers Happiness Party,) Mike [...]

40th District State Representative Pos 2 Primary - Rep. Jeff Morris’ Responses

By Ham HayesOn Aug 06, 2010

Writer's notes: The candidates for State Representative in the 40th District Position 2 are: Rep. Jeff Morris (incumbent, prefers Democratic Party,) Howard Pellett (prefers Green Party,) and John Swapp (prefers [...]

40th District State Representative Pos 1 Primary - Chuck Carrell’s Respones

By Ham HayesOn Aug 06, 2010

Writer's notes: The candidates for State Representative in the 40th District Position 1 are: Dusty Gulleson (prefers Republican Party,) Chuck Carrell (prefers Republican Party,) Doug Revelle (prefers Happiness Party,) Mike [...]

The Way I See It - Mud resurrected

By Ham HayesOn Jul 28, 2010

It is time we gave “mud” back its good name. This was especially evident at the “Samish Bay Bivalve Bash” held this last Saturday at Taylor [...]

The Way I See It - En Garde

By Ham HayesOn Jul 21, 2010

“We have lots of robberies.” As I reported last week, that was the apocalyptic statement by the investigating officer to our recent plight in St. Petersburg. That statement, [...]

The Way I See It - From Russia with Love

By Ham HayesOn Jul 14, 2010

St. Petersburg, June 30 Crime and Punishment “We have many robberies” Officer Vadim explained as if to help us understand we wouldn’t be the only people filing [...]

The Way I See It - Heart and Gut

By Ham HayesOn Jun 16, 2010

Our society is out of its mind. Well, maybe not quite completely, but it needs to be. We have taken our problem-solving methods so far down the line of “[...]

The Way I See It - A long way to go

By Ham HayesOn Jun 09, 2010

Success often comes in small steps spread over time. A recent article from the local Seattle office of the FBI underscores one of those moments, “SEX TRAFFICKING CONVICTIONS, Seattle [...]

The Way I See It – The Return of the Grail: Seek Truth. Speak It.

By Ham HayesOn Jun 02, 2010

June 2, Bellingham Some friends and I had a conversation the other day. Like many other people, writers, and commentators we know, we bemoaned the state of world affairs, local politics [...]

The Way I See It - Flights of Fancy

By Ham HayesOn May 05, 2010

Planning a trip overseas isn’t as much fun as it was in the old days. Three major factors have placed much of the challenge and work of organizing [...]

The Way I See It - Mandatory Citizenship

By Ham HayesOn Apr 28, 2010

When I lived in Colorado a number of decades ago, Ridgeway was what we called a “blow-by” town. That’s as in, “I’m going [...]

The Way I See It - Blame Game

By Ham HayesOn Apr 21, 2010

Associated Press, April 19. BEIRUT—A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes. Iran is one of the world's most [...]

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