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Law & Justice

The Traumatization of Our Police

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 17, 2018

The problem of traumatized police officers doesn’t need to take the most tragic route, the shooting of our citizens, to be dangerous. Traumatized police officers erode day-to-day contact with [...]

The NFL Sowed Its Own Problem With The National Anthem

By Dick ConoboyOn May 30, 2018

The big shots of the National Football League (NFL) have no one to blame but themselves for the problems surrounding the playing of the national anthem at the beginning of [...]

Seattle Times - on new Nooksack tribal chair

By John ServaisOn May 28, 2018

​Seattle Times reporter Nina Shapiro has written in the past on our local Whatcom County Nooksack Indian tribe. She posted a lengthy and in depth article on the new tribal [...]

An Engineer Looks at Washington State Water Law

By Eric HirstOn May 25, 2018

State water law is a complicated mess, a piece-by-piece accumulation and accretion of disparate laws since 1917. Worse, these laws confound solutions to the problems we face today in managing an [...]

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 [...]

Voices from the Inside:  Part two—It’s time to decriminalize mental illness in Whatcom County

By Juliette DanielsOn Mar 05, 2018

The “criminalization” of mental illness is the end result of decades of failed mental health policy. Jails and prisons are the new asylums. Law enforcement is now on the front [...]

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 [...]

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