News Media

Three ways to cover a whistleblower story

By John ServaisOn Mar 20, 2020

Dr. Ming Lin’s whistleblower letter on poor practices by St Joseph Hospital has been published by NWCitizen, covered by the Seattle Times, and covered-up by the Bellingham Herald. I [...]

Bellingham Herald to end Saturday publication

By Guest WriterOn Jun 25, 2019

Dianne Foster guest writes this article. She is a local resident, a retired Aadvanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and a former Democratic Precinct Committee Officer. I was disturbed to see the [...]

New LLC Ownership for NW Citizen

By John ServaisOn Sep 27, 2018

To our readers, Last May, I wrote that it was time to change the ownership of NWCitizen. Today, I am pleased to announce that a new LLC with several owners [...]

A time to change NW Citizen ownership

By John ServaisOn May 13, 2018

I started Northwest Citizen in September 1995 as a handcrafted blog about local politics and government abuses. This was years before the word “blog” was coined and before Google and before [...]

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 [...]

Dick Conoboy awarded Paul deArmond Citizen Journalism Award

By John ServaisOn Jan 10, 2018

​For over ten years now, Dick Conoboy has been researching and writing on Bellingham housing and city hall’s approach to neighborhoods, rentals, zoning, safety and planning. His efforts to [...]

KMRE Community Radio Needs Our Help

By John ServaisOn Nov 03, 2017

Readers, I am posting this press release virtually as received because KMRE is doing on local radio what we are trying to do here - inform citizens on issues in [...]

Operation Black and Blue Truckers Protest

By John ServaisOn Oct 07, 2017

Why is the news media ignoring this huge three state truckers protest? Well, it may be some back room bargains over advertising or corporate togetherness. I have only some scattered [...]

What is with the Herald?

By John ServaisOn Aug 09, 2017

Update Sat, Aug 12. I have the date of Honesto’s death wrong. He reportedly died on Sunday, Aug 6. At time of writing I could not find a date and obviously [...]

Cascadia News Now: Murphy, Bostrum and Layton

By John ServaisOn 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 [...]

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