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Harriet Spanel has passed on

By John ServaisOn Feb 03, 2016

Harriett Spanel died yesterday. She was only 77 but had been dealing with some health issues the past few years. She still had the energy and desire for politics. The Bellingham [...]

In White Skin

By Ralph SchwartzOn Feb 01, 2016

“I’m just a lost soul in white skin / Trying to find my way to a new end” I won’t quit my day job to [...]

Kremen & Weimer tell us of Clinton & Sanders

By Guest writerOn Dec 29, 2015

Whatcom Citizen guest writes this and is a pseudonym for a few local writers whom we know and respect but who must remain anonymous. - - - Readers of this [...]

How Our Community Can Welcome Our Troops Home

By Guest writerOn Aug 24, 2015

Guest Writer: Christopher Brown is a U.S. Marine combat veteran of Iraq & Afghanistan and Purple Heart recipient. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work through [...]

Lois Garlick was our hero

By John ServaisOn Jul 09, 2015

Lois Garlick died peacefully in her sleep on June 28 at age 95. She and her husband George, who died several years ago, were awarded the first Environmental Heros award by Re-Sources. [...]

Robyn du Pre` Has Passed On

By John ServaisOn Mar 12, 2015

Robyn du Pre` was the real thing. I remember one of the countless port public meetings on the waterfront where she just plain called bullshit on the port for making [...]

Riley Sweeney to Receive Paul deArmond Award

By John ServaisOn Jan 22, 2015

Intrepid political blogger Riley Sweeney has been selected to receive the Paul deArmond Citizen Journalism Award for 2014. Riley’s lively blog, on his Sweeney Politics website, is must reading [...]

Howard Harris Dies - More Testimonials Added

By John ServaisOn Nov 12, 2014

Posted Nov 9 Howard Harris, lifetime Friend, founder of the Whatcom Peace Vigil at the Federal Building during the Vietnam War, and first recipient of the Howard L. Harris Lifetime Peacemaker [...]

A Question of Freedom

By Guest writerOn Jul 04, 2014

Guest writer, Norbert Rojsza, is the son of Artur and Margaret Rojsza, the owner/builders. I would like to share with you some observations gathered over the course of the [...]

Sins of Omission

By Sandy RobsonOn Jun 27, 2014

Sandy Robson guest writes this article. This is her third article on NWCitizen. In February 2014, I was accused of libel. Craig Cole, the local consultant on the Gateway Pacific Terminal ([...]

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