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Elections

Browne goes negative on very late mailing

By John ServaisOn Aug 04, 2018

Rud Browne’s campaign committee mailed a negative campaign post card very late in the game - arriving at my residence on Friday - four days before the election on [...]

Richey campaign - the echo chamber

By John ServaisOn Jul 26, 2018

​The election of a new county prosecuting attorney is without question the most important elected position this year. The prosecuting attorney is one of the most powerful people in our [...]

Want Justice Reform?  Vote for James Erb.

By John ServaisOn Jul 20, 2018

​First, I offer no thoughts on any of the 28 candidates for United States senator running against Maria Cantwell. She will win in November. The other people are polishing their political [...]

Tough choice for Democrats: Who will challenge Ericksen?

By Ralph SchwartzOn May 01, 2018

Democrats think they can do it. If only they can motivate voters to turn in their ballots in numbers comparable to a presidential election year, then Democrats say they can [...]

Ericksen a tough out for Democrats in 2018

By Ralph SchwartzOn Apr 17, 2018

UPDATE: The campaign treasurer for Tim Ballew II, who is running as a Democrat against Doug Ericksen for his state Senate seat in the 42nd Legislative District, turned in two [...]

Kristine Lytton to not seek reelection

By John ServaisOn Mar 14, 2018

​Kristine Lytton announced on the state House Democrats website today that she will retire from her state house seat at the end of this year. She has been in office [...]

Richey and Erb file for Prosecuting Attorney

By John ServaisOn Feb 26, 2018

Bellingham assistant city attorney, James Erb, has announced he will run for county prosecutor this year. This will give us the first contested election in 40 years. Not a typo. David [...]

What Is Doug Ericksen Thinking?

By Michael RiordanOn Feb 13, 2018

A recent Seattle Times op-ed by Senator Doug Ericksen (“Trump’s first year has been a resounding success,” 31 January 2018) suggests he has gotten drunk on the Trump Kool-Aid and is [...]

One year in, Trump’s biggest Wash. donor has no buyer’s remorse

By Ralph SchwartzOn Jan 21, 2018

I was reminded recently of Peter Gigante, the Fairhaven resident who has the distinction of being Washington state’s single largest donor to the 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign. I interviewed [...]

Count ‘em: 29 people seek vacancy on Whatcom County Council

By Ralph SchwartzOn Dec 20, 2017

I feel I need to walk back the statement in my last article about the importance of participating in democracy by stepping up to take public office. The Whatcom County [...]

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