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Open Government

12 Questions (Michael Lilliquist Interview)

By Jon HumphreyOn Mar 10, 2018

This is the first of what I hope will be a series where I ask our council members, and the mayor, the same questions and can post their responses. I [...]

A Big Week for Telecom in Washington State

By Jon HumphreyOn Mar 07, 2018

Update: I am very happy to report today, that the House rejected the dreaded amendments described in the original article below and on March 6th the Senate passed a bill [...]

Sandy Robson files PDC complaint on Doug Ericksen

By Northwest CitizenOn Mar 06, 2018

Publisher note: Below is reprinted the press release from Sandy Robson. It was posted on Dena Jensen’s Noisy Waters Northwest blog earlier today, at Noisy Waters Northwest - John [...]

Gov Inslee Vetoes Legislature Secrecy Bill

By John ServaisOn Mar 01, 2018

Governor Inslee did what he had to do - both politically and ethically - by vetoing the state senate bill ESB 6617, which removed the state legislature from the jurisdiction of [...]

Gov. Inslee:  Veto the Legislature Secrecy Bill

By John ServaisOn Feb 27, 2018

​Governor Inslee, We, the publisher and writers of the website Northwest Citizen, join our voices with newspapers and online news sites across Washington state in urging you to veto ESB 6617 [...]

What Are Our Lawmakers Hiding?

By Michael RiordanOn Feb 25, 2018

In a brazen attempt to suppress public access to existing records of legislators’ activities, the Washington state Senate and House overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 6617 on Friday, February 23, hardly two days [...]

See no evil – speak no evil – hear no evil

By Elisabeth BrittOn Jan 21, 2018

Regarding House Concurrent Resolution 4413, now in progress in our state legislature. I’ve been waiting seventeen years for the Washington state Legislature to address incidents of sexual harassment and workplace [...]

Self-Determination or Self-Defeat?

By Larry HorowitzOn Nov 17, 2017

“Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don’t know and I don’t care.” - Jimmy Buffett, in a moment of joyful clarity after a few margaritas. [IMPORTANT UPDATE: [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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