Chapter 2: Playing the race card
Three emails: April Barker writes about ADUs and her perspective; Anne Mackie and Dick Conoboy respond.
Riley Sweeney has posted a great one minute video clip of our State Senator Doug Ericksen showing his casual disregard for rules of procedure. Political insiders and political junkies have long known Ericksen to be this way on a daily basis. But he saves his worst for when no one else is around or there are no cameras. This time he is caught. Riley has provided us with a glimpse of the real Ericksen.
I first met Doug about 20 years ago when he was an intern to then State Senator Ann Anderson - another one who did not believe in playinng by the rules nor respecting the truth. Doug learned the ropes from her. If only more voters could see how Ericksen really operates. Ahh well.
Riley also has a couple good paragraphs explaining the context of the video. We tip our hat to the Political Junkie for this Friday afternoon treat. What is not so nice is the bill that Ericksen killed was one aimed at infant safety. Read Riley's post.
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Three emails: April Barker writes about ADUs and her perspective; Anne Mackie and Dick Conoboy respond.7 Comments, 1 day ago
The Whatcom Chief, our Lummi Island ferry, has been running illegally over loaded. And the hull may be fatally corroded. County exec Louws is ignoring this dangerous situation.22 Comments, 2 days ago
Anne Mackie relates the dysfunctional actions of council president Pinky Vargas and the illegal favoritism shown by council to developer groups over city residents.3 Comments, 2 days ago
Anne Mackie writes the backstory that tells "the rest of the story" of how the August harsh attacks on citizens by the council had roots in July.1 Comment, 1 month ago
Anne Mackie gives us an overview of the planning kerfuffle during August between citizens and the Bham city council. And the bad attitudes of some council members.5 Comments, 1 month ago
The Lummi Island ferry is a very old and decrepit vessel. The state ferry system wants to give us a newer one in great condition. Whatcom County says no. Tip tells the tale.6 Comments, 3 months ago
Tim Paxton guest writes about the defects in planning for the Options High School.5 Comments, 3 months ago
This veteran, Chris Brown, deserves our deep thanks for his achievement with Growing Veterans as Executive Director, a post that he has left. He will continue as President of the non-profit, helping veterans with combat trauma.3 Comments, 4 months ago
The Greenways Advisory Committee meets this evening and may reverse their May decision to purchase the heron colony buffer woods.10 Comments, 4 months ago
Over 2,000 volunteers have just built a new playground in six days. We do a photo story.1 Comment, 4 months ago
The planned concrete walkway from Boulevard Park to the Cornwall landfill, using millions in Greenway funds, has been abandoned by Bellingham. We again thank the Lummi.11 Comments, 4 months ago
Accelerating efforts across the U.S. to install a $15 minimum wage are playing into the hands of big business and codifying enormously insufficient wages for years to come.2 Comments, 4 months ago
Bellingham School officials expect a slam dunk by Hearing Examiner and city council on street vacation and conditional use permit. By Patrick McKee.2 Comments, 5 months ago
The March Point protestors this weekend will hopefully show serious concern and not disturb the heron colony near the refineries.2 Comments, 5 months ago
Also to all U.S. Representative candidates in the 1st and 2nd U.S. Congressional districts for the election in 20161 Comment, 5 months ago
The Sunnyland residents have just learned they have only today to comment on a huge impacting building project in their neighborhood.11 Comments, 5 months ago
If you do, you better make sure you have something to say that’s going to change someone’s mind.3 Comments, 6 months ago
At Clayton Beach, we have tracked increasing erosion under railroad tracks and written to the railroads and federal inspectors. To no avail.2 Comments, 6 months ago
The third annual deArmond dinner celebrated the work of Sandy Robson and Neah Monteiro.2 Comments, 7 months ago
The Coast Guard has levied $30,000 in fines on two Bellingham climate activists. They will fight to have the fines dropped.16 Comments, 8 months ago