November 18, 2015
MELTING POINT: Think of it as a mathematical formula that describes a physical reality: A metal melts at a precise temperature. It takes an equally exact amount of energy—expressed in… more »
November 11, 2015
HUMPTY DUMPTY: Like a certain storybook egghead, the county’s jail tax proposition wobbled on the wall of passing in early election returns last week. But in strongly trending later returns,… more »
November 4, 2015
IMPERATIVES IN COLLISION: The big question going into this election was whether the population center of Bellingham, given so little to do on this ballot, would participate in countywide issues.… more »
October 28, 2015
TRICK OR TREATY: The coal industry zombies and their hobgoblins were haunting Cherry Point again last week—Montana delegates and corporate shills arriving in hungry packs to scan our coast with… more »
October 21, 2015
‘JAIL-ROADED’: Did the county bend election law in service to the jail?
Last week, on the day voters expected to receive their ballot and voters pamphlet they received instead a… more »
October 13, 2015
RIGHTING THE RULES: Whatcom County goes to court again next week, this time facing the Supremes. And on the eve of the update of their Comprehensive Plan, might significant portions… more »
October 6, 2015
THE TYRANNY OF ONE: Bellingham City Council held a special meeting this week to study and receive comments on proposals that will appear on the countywide November ballot. As several… more »
September 30, 2015
BUSINESS CLIMATE: Two major employers have announced layoffs, prompting discussion of the health of the local economy.
At one of the first candidate forums at City Club last week, Whatcom… more »
September 23, 2015
NO BAIL FOR JAIL: Oddities combine for one certainty, the $100 million jail sales tax proposal is struggling and in need of a Plan B.
With hardly a grain of… more »