Posted by Ralph Schwartz on April 24, 2015
Barbara Brenner broke with tradition to announce early that she will run for re-election to the Whatcom County Council.
Brenner called this blogger late Friday afternoon, April 24, from her County Council office, within sight of an ominous thundercloud.
For the superstitious, it’s hard to know what that cloud might have portended. Brenner has breezed through most of her long election career, winning without raising a significant campaign fund. (Brenner hasn’t filed in recent elections with the Public Disclosure Commission, which indicates she is raising less than $5,000 in funds — a pittance by today’s standards in Whatcom council races.)
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on April 20, 2015
Sen. Baumgartner has a cure for our transportation woes; Pulitzer Prize awards announced today.
Posted by Samantha Wohlfeil on April 7, 2015
In a letter yesterday, Montana’s only Congressional Representative urged Gov. Jay Inslee not to let the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal “become the next Keystone XL pipeline.”
Posted by Samantha Wohlfeil on March 30, 2015
Last week, I got an email from a lifelong Bellingham resident who was upset I had used the term “Bellinghamsters” to describe people who live here.
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on March 27, 2015
Blaine City Council member Blaine Onyon’s name has been mentioned as a possible Whatcom council candidate. She says she will not run.
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on March 24, 2015
A Northern Cheyenne tribal member responds to a fellow member who would profit from coal like the Crow do.