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Elections

Conservative Whatcom candidates distance themselves from GOP

By Ralph SchwartzOn Aug 21, 2017

​Four conservative candidates for elected office in Whatcom County have gotten together to chart a third way through local politics—one that doesn’t involve Republicans or Democrats. The four—[...]

If Donovan defeats Glasser in county race, can she take his old seat?

By Ralph SchwartzOn Aug 11, 2017

Whatcom County government is in the midst of what can be a confusing transition, as the seven seats for County Council leave behind the old three-district system and begin to [...]

Cascadia News Now: Primary Results, Inslee Vetoes and Joe Teehan

By Cascade NewsOn Aug 10, 2017

Cascadia News Now is a weekly, hour-long civics program hosted by local journalists Stephanie Kountorous, Dave Willingham and Tim Johnson of the Cascadia Weekly, airing Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Sundays [...]

Cascadia News Now: Murphy, Bostrum and Layton

By Cascade NewsOn Aug 04, 2017

In light of the recent demise of The Joe Show, Northwest Citizen is going to start sharing their local political radio journalism to help them reach a broader audience. While [...]

Primary Election Results - Updated Wed Evening

By John ServaisOn Aug 02, 2017

​Wednesday evening, with 5 pm second count by Auditor. An additional 5,000 votes were counted today but no contests changed - and none will change in the days ahead. Last evening Jean [...]

Donovan attacks Glasser. Why?

By John ServaisOn Jul 26, 2017

Last year, the establishment Democrats, using the Democratic National Committee, worked to block the insurgent campaign of Bernie Sanders. After he bowed out, he urged his supporters to run for [...]

Dick’s Pick - Amy Glasser for County Council

By Dick ConoboyOn Jul 24, 2017

One week to go before election day (August 1st) and there is ample time for voters to put a true progressive, Amy Glasser, on the Whatcom County Council. Nobody who [...]

Primary: I’m voting Jean Layton for city council—and you should, too

By Ralph SchwartzOn Jul 09, 2017

​Before Democrats in the Whatcom establishment raise an objection, let me say up front this is not an endorsement for the general election. This is not an endorsement of any [...]

Demonizing Satpal Sidhu

By Elisabeth BrittOn Jun 16, 2017

In the blood sport we have come to recognize as partisan politics, public exchanges among political opponents often deteriorate into verbal abuse, character assassination, vilification and smear campaigns. Smear campaigns, [...]

Smear Campaign

By Elisabeth BrittOn May 29, 2017

It seems that an outrageous smear campaign has been launched against a Whatcom County Councilmember, Satpal Sidhu, by a previous Councilmember, Mrs. Kathy Kershner, who ran against Mr. Sidhu in 2015. [...]

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