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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Unhappy U.S. leaders didn’t participate in march

    Photos of the major world leaders, arms linked, at the head of a march of more than 1 million Frenchmen supporting freedom of expression had a glaring void; what I believe to be the shameful absence of any high-level U.S. official in this march of solidarity and opposition to brutality and barbarism...

  • RANTS/RAVES

    RAVE: Giving thanks for togetherness, Seahawks

    Everyone should take a moment from the Seahawks game on Sunday. The moment when the team head’s were bowed and they were holding hands and crying. It appeared that they were giving thanks as a team. Color didn’t matter. Just take a hold of that moment in time. When we can embrace one...

  • RANTS/RAVES

    RAVE: Pleased with Bellingham, Fairhaven restaurants

    This is a public service announcement for anyone thinking about opening a restaurant in either downtown Bellingham or Fairhaven. Since moving to Bellingham in June of last year from the greater Seattle area I have been blown away by not only the quality of food being pumped out by the local restaurants...

  • RANTS/RAVES

    RAVE: Happy with holiday greeting

    This Christmas really left a good feeling in us! All the stores we shopped at said “Merry Christmas.” If we saw “Happy Holidays,” we did not shop there. But there were few, and needless to say we spent way too much on Christmas presents.

  • RANTS/RAVES

    RAVE: Boating Center aid appreciated

    Kudos to the Port of Bellingham for rushing to the aid of the Community Boating Center. Winter storms degraded the bulkhead that protects the center’s facilities and marina on the shoreline in Fairhaven. Within days, port staff secured necessary permits and executed a professional repair ...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Supports free speech; opposes ‘ag-gag’ bill

    The most basic building blocks of democracy are freedom of speech and freedom of information. I believe the fast-moving “ag-gag” bill (HB 1104) attacks both. Trying to criminalize journalists for exposing factory-farm animal cruelty protects the abusers and criminalizes those who expose...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Says restricting access to guns will slow violence

    Escalating gun violence in the United States indicates that gun control needs to be addressed and discussed more thoroughly. The prevalence of school shootings in the United States is far and above that of other countries around the globe. A contributing factor may be our country’s depictions...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Sees additional impediments to education plan

    There are two additional reasons to the “6 reasons why Obama’s free {community} college plan won’t fly” (the article by Anita Kumar of the McClatchy Washington Bureau that appears on page A3 of the Jan. 10Bellingham Herald).

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Offers suggestions for new water impacts

    The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers want the Clean Water Act extended to wetlands and other non-navigable waters having no significant connection with interstate commerce. Dwindling salmon stocks and drinking water do require sane pollution laws. But, would unlicensed feds ever be thorough enough?

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Concerned about decline of standard of living

    Sixty years ago Americans were looking for communists trying to undermine our nation from within by weakening our economic, social, religious and education institutions thus making us ripe for a communist take-over. Ironically, Republicans led this fight and are now at the forefront of efforts that...

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