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Drug Policy From the Precinct

By Guest WriterOn Feb 09, 2018

Alex Kelly Alexander Reed Kelly lives in the mid-Hudson Valley, where he helps New York State Assemblyman Frank Skartados develop legislation. He previously served as an associate editor and columnist [...]

A Millennial Response to Deja Vu Article

By Guest WriterOn Nov 12, 2016

It scares me to think of the president of the United States turning this country into a police state. The idea of the ‘strong man, taking charge, making the correct [...]

Hiyu ferry for Lummi Island service - Explained

By Guest WriterOn Jul 12, 2016

By Jim Dickinson. I would like to thank Tip for writing such an excellent and realistic article. (See “Lummi Island Drawbridge” of June 25 by Tip Johnson.) As the Chair of [...]

Options High School: Great idea, wrong site

By Guest WriterOn Jun 06, 2016

Tim Paxton guest writes. Tim's testimony and evidence caused the Hearing Examiner to deny permits for Options HS last week. Tim knows of what he writes. We are all [...]

Breaking Free: A New Age Ghost Dance

By Guest WriterOn May 18, 2016

Jay Taber, a dedicated enviromental advocate, guest writes this critique of protest events, such as at the Anacortes oil refineries last weekend. This first posted on the Salish Sea Maritime [...]

Missing Options High School traffic study

By Guest WriterOn May 17, 2016

Patrick McKee, a leader in the Sunnyland Neighborhood, guest writes. Bellingham School District did not accurately answer questions contained in the Environmental Checklist submitted as part of their application to [...]

Fuller calls on Coast Guard to ‘stand on the right side of history’

By Guest WriterOn Mar 23, 2016

Rob Lewis guest writes this report. SEATTLE—During his March 17 appeal hearing, Matt Fuller delivered a detailed and unapologetic defense of his 22-hour occupation of the anchor chain on the [...]

Kremen & Weimer tell us of Clinton & Sanders

By Guest WriterOn Dec 29, 2015

Whatcom Citizen guest writes this and is a pseudonym for a few local writers whom we know and respect but who must remain anonymous. - - - Readers of this [...]

Whatcom Co.: Voting and Vote-Counting with Integrity

By Guest WriterOn Nov 08, 2015

This guest article is a group effort of the 15-year-old non-partisan “Whatcom Fair Voting” group. Comments to the article can be addressed to Marian Beddill. - - - - 

Trustworthy [...]

Dwindling Information Makes Voters Susceptible to Spin

By Guest WriterOn Oct 27, 2015

Whatcom Citizen guest writes this article and is a pseudonym for a local writer whom we know and respect. The writer must remain anonymous, and is not necessarily the same [...]

How Our Community Can Welcome Our Troops Home

By Guest WriterOn Aug 24, 2015

Guest Writer: Christopher Brown is a U.S. Marine combat veteran of Iraq & Afghanistan and Purple Heart recipient. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work through [...]

Black Lives Matter, Occupy WS & Whatcom Jail

By Guest WriterOn Aug 19, 2015

Whatcom Citizen guest writes. This is a pseudonym for a local writer whom we know and respect. The writer must remain anonymous. We will explain in a separate post this [...]

Local retired librarian injured by police

By Guest WriterOn Aug 18, 2015

Ellem Murphy submitted this news. Bruce Radtke, a retired Bellingham librarian, suffered injuries on Wednesday, August 12 during a violent takedown and arrest by an Olympic National Park ranger, who was [...]

Predictive Policing Comes to Bellingham

By Guest WriterOn Aug 16, 2015

Edward Alexander guest writes. He is a Bellingham lawyer and a board member of Whatcom Peace and Justice. - - - In 2014, Motorola, partnering with LexisNexis, obtained funding for a [...]

Whatcom Conservation District Elections

By Guest WriterOn Aug 09, 2015

Barbara Perry guest writes this article. She came across the district election process, was appalled, and has researched in an effort to fully understand. - - - - Are all 47 [...]

The Hidden Election

By Guest WriterOn Feb 02, 2015

Barbara Perry guest writes. She wrote about this in the December issue of Whatcom Watch. And last Wednesday's Cascadia Weekly also had an article. See links at bottom of [...]

The Annexation Games

By Guest WriterOn Jan 20, 2015

Guest writer Sandra Alfers and her husband moved into the Trickle Creek subdivision in 2008. Their property abuts the Department of Natural Resources Land mentioned in the article. The views expressed [...]

A Walk With Hope

By Guest WriterOn Jan 18, 2015

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” …Martin Luther King A Walk With Hope By Ellen Murphy January 15, 2015 We walked along the [...]

You can’t fight city hall: city hall doesn’t fight fair

By Guest WriterOn Aug 22, 2014

Pat McKee guest writes this. He is a resident of Sunnyland and was a leader in their seven year planning effort. - The future look of Bellingham's distinctive single [...]

Devil In the Details

By Guest WriterOn Aug 16, 2014

What is the problem? Why are the Sunnyland neighbors unhappy with the outcome of the recent City Council decision that calls for single- family zoning for the DOT property? Here&[...]

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