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Election recap: Conservatives start to make inroads on Whatcom Council

By Ralph SchwartzOn Nov 13, 2017

​No matter how you slice it, district-only voting is a good thing if you’re a conservative in Whatcom County. Right-wing politicos on the 2015 county Charter Review Commission managed to [...]

Election Night Notes

By John ServaisOn Nov 07, 2017

9:23 pm is ​time of latest comments. This is not blog style and proceeds down the page with time. 7 pm This is not blog style and will proceed down the page [...]

Ballots Boxes are Convenient and Secure

By John ServaisOn Nov 06, 2017

If you are mailing your ballot, you need to know that the important thing is not when the mail will be picked up by the U.S. postal truck - [...]

The Jail Tax Ransom is Unacceptable

By Joy GilfilenOn Nov 06, 2017

Contributing writer Joy Gilfilen, is the President of the Restorative Community Coalition a 501C3 nonprofit organization working to implement justice reform, recovery, jobs programs and community based economic alternatives to [...]

Candidate Donovan Melts Down on Facebook

By John ServaisOn Oct 26, 2017

Over the past week, Todd Donovan has posted accusations on facebook against his opponent Amy Glasser that are, to say the least, strident and over the top. Todd seems to [...]

Doug Karlberg Writes Against Robbins

By Doug KarlbergOn Oct 26, 2017

Publisher note: Doug intended this as a comment below my article in favor of Robbins, but this deserves to be an article on its own. - John Servais The largest [...]

Voting Recommendations and Comments

By John ServaisOn Oct 23, 2017

The following picks are my personal recommendations. Northwest Citizen has eleven writers now and I can no longer speak for the website. Each writer can weigh in with their take [...]

Dan Robbins gets my vote for Port Commissioner

By John ServaisOn Oct 22, 2017

One could quickly see the differences between Port of Bellingham commissioner candidates Dan Robbins and Michael Shepard. On their websites. On Robbins site, at the top of every page, is [...]

Fossil Fools

By Michael RiordanOn Oct 13, 2017

After recent months, when Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria devastated Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, and unprecedented wildfires torched the West from British Columbia to California, anyone who imagines that [...]

Want to Bankrupt Whatcom County?  Vote Yes on the Jail Tax.

By David CampOn Sep 11, 2017

Key data: Here are the numbers to help you make your decision on the county’s proposal to borrow $110 million to build a new jail: Amount borrowed: $ 110,000,000 Annual Interest Cost: $ 4,950,000 ([...]

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