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Dwindling Information Makes Voters Susceptible to Spin

By Guest WriterOn Oct 27, 2015

Whatcom Citizen guest writes this article and is a pseudonym for a local writer whom we know and respect. The writer must remain anonymous, and is not necessarily the same [...]

Kudos to Our Police

By Dick ConoboyOn Jul 13, 2015

On July 7, two Bellingham police officers confronted a homeless man with a knife outside a McDonald's restaurant on Bakerview Rd. You can read the Herald article on this incident [...]

Riley Sweeney to Receive Paul deArmond Award

By John ServaisOn Jan 22, 2015

Intrepid political blogger Riley Sweeney has been selected to receive the Paul deArmond Citizen Journalism Award for 2014. Riley’s lively blog, on his Sweeney Politics website, is must reading [...]

Riley’s Top 5 Whatcom Political Stories of 2014

By Riley SweeneyOn Dec 24, 2014

Ralph Schwartz and Samantha Wohlfeil offered their “Top 10 Whatcom Political Stories” in 2014. Take a gander at their list, they have some good picks. In a sign of the [...]

Tune in TONIGHT for Political Comedy

By Riley SweeneyOn Oct 14, 2014

Whatcom County has been an innovator in the realm of unintentional political comedy, tonight, I am aiming to do it on purpose for once. Tonight at 6pm at votejoy.varvid.[...]

Sins of Omission

By Sandy RobsonOn Jun 27, 2014

Sandy Robson guest writes this article. This is her third article on NWCitizen. In February 2014, I was accused of libel. Craig Cole, the local consultant on the Gateway Pacific Terminal ([...]

Herald and Weekly Withhold the News

By John ServaisOn Jun 11, 2014

They knew the Wyoming coal delegation was coming to visit Whatcom County and Cherry Point on Tuesday, June 10. Indeed, both the Bellingham Herald and the Cascadia Weekly were invited to [...]

Feint, Calumny, Solidarity

By Guest WriterOn May 28, 2014

Ellen Murphy is a Bellingham nonviolence activist who aids local liberal causes in many ways. I had been an active member of the Whatcom Watch community for a few years, [...]

SweenyPolitics:  Fleetwood files against Ericksen

By John ServaisOn Apr 30, 2014

Riley Sweeney posted early this morning on his Political Junkie site that Seth Fleetwood is back. He gives us a brief but fine profile of Seth. And Riley again showes [...]

Fukushima Radiation Found In Canada

By John ServaisOn Mar 14, 2014

The Vancourver Sun reports Fukushima radiation has been found on the lower Fraser River only 20 miles from Whatcom County farmland. It may have been carried there by rain, air pollution, [...]

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