Left of Larsen
Liberal district receives a Green challenge
Here’s a bold prediction for the 2018 elections: Democrat Rick Larsen of Everett will keep his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
This may elicit a collective groan from progressives in the 2nd Congressional District, who have maligned Larsen for catering to corporations and the…
A Detached Space
Bellingham passes citywide infill policy
Tradition clashed with innovation as Bellingham City Council this week passed a new law that would permit new additional dwelling spaces on qualifying lots in every neighborhood throughout the city—including those zoned for single families. Council veterans objected to the change, arguing…
The Search Stalls
No perfect site for a homeless shelter
The protracted search for a site for a permanent easy-access homeless shelter ground to a halt last week, and it will be up to council members to revive the effort.
Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws made it clear in remarks to County Council that he could not support a proposal to site…