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    Suggests exemption to fireworks ban

    This recent 4th of July, I've been told was one of the lamest ones experienced by some fellow acquaintances. While I cannot speak for the entire population of Bellingham (or even myself as I was in a completely different area at that time) on how cool or unentertaining the 4th went, I can say a ...

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    Want city to act on rental properties

    It is time for Bellingham to recognize the need for inspection of rental properties. We believe current ordinances and enforcement measures are inadequate to deal with the problems that a slumlord presents in an otherwise safe and healthy neighborhood.

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    Wants U.S. to house war refugees

    The United Nations declared the immigrants coming from Central America to our country war refugees. We need to set up refugee camps, much like Lebanon and Turkey, who are taking in millions of refugees from the wars in the Middle East. These people are fleeing the terror of war, murder and horrors...

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    Backs Democratic candidates in 42nd

    There are three terrific Democratic candidates running in the 42th district. We have an opportunity to elect hardworking, community-minded representatives.

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    Says regional costs drive wages

    I'm not surprised that the minimum wage will eventually be raised to $15 per hour in Seattle. The cost of living and housing is very high in that prosperous city. Some conservatives worry that businesses cannot afford to hire workers at $15 per hour so jobs would be lost. That's probably true in...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Backs Democratic candidates in 42nd

    There are three terrific Democratic candidates running in the 42th district. We have an opportunity to elect hardworking, community-minded representatives.

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    Suggests changes to Supreme Court

    I believe the Supreme Court is out of control. With the recent Hobby Lobby decision, the big slice out of the Voting Rights Act, Citizens United, and many more decisions upsetting years of precedent, the Supreme Court is throwing our nation back into the Dark Ages.

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    Questions politics of pot investor

    While reading the front-page Herald story Sunday, July 6, 2014, about the new medical marijuana stores to open here in Bellingham, my memory became less dusty as I read along.

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    Wants Bellingham to rejoin July 4 party

    Like all kids, my 12-year-old son has always looked forward to the explosive climax of Independence Day. Every year when it gets dark we go out in front of our house and join our neighbors in making a noisy celebration. But this year there was boredom and dejection.

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    Happy for police firework enforcement

    Kudos to Bellingham Police and Fire departments for enforcing the ban on fireworks. Our three neighbors, who in the past conducted massive, noisy shows that terrorized our pets and resulted in littering our roof and lawn with remnants limited their activities to a few scattered firecrackers. The...

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