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May 29, 2014 at 6:04 AM

School shooting prevention: A panic button isn’t the best use of money

After reading the article “Bellingham Schools to get panic buttons” [Local News, May 28], I disagree with this allocation of the state funds because I believe that there are better ways to utilize this money in regard to school safety. These buttons are only going to be saving 20 to 30 seconds of time. In…


Comments | More in Public safety | Topics: Bellingham, Jessica Kwon, panic button

January 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Oil trains: The dangers of Bakken oil in our backyard

Is anyone else troubled that North Dakota Bakken oil is now being transported through the Puget Sound region along our Third World rail transportation system? [“Oil trains are the new coal trains,” Opinion, Dec. 31]. It seems all too common in the winter months for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks to be wiped…


Comments | More in Oil train | Topics: Bakken oil, Bellingham, BNSF