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Voting Recommendations and Comments

By John ServaisOn Oct 23, 2017

The following picks are my personal recommendations. Northwest Citizen has eleven writers now and I can no longer speak for the website. Each writer can weigh in with their take [...]

Dan Robbins gets my vote for Port Commissioner

By John ServaisOn Oct 22, 2017

One could quickly see the differences between Port of Bellingham commissioner candidates Dan Robbins and Michael Shepard. On their websites. On Robbins site, at the top of every page, is [...]

Fossil Fools

By Michael RiordanOn Oct 13, 2017

After recent months, when Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria devastated Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, and unprecedented wildfires torched the West from British Columbia to California, anyone who imagines that [...]

Want to Bankrupt Whatcom County?  Vote Yes on the Jail Tax.

By David CampOn Sep 11, 2017

Key data: Here are the numbers to help you make your decision on the county’s proposal to borrow $110 million to build a new jail: Amount borrowed: $ 110,000,000 Annual Interest Cost: $ 4,950,000 ([...]

Conservative Whatcom candidates distance themselves from GOP

By Ralph SchwartzOn Aug 21, 2017

​Four conservative candidates for elected office in Whatcom County have gotten together to chart a third way through local politics—one that doesn’t involve Republicans or Democrats. The four—[...]

If Donovan defeats Glasser in county race, can she take his old seat?

By Ralph SchwartzOn Aug 11, 2017

Whatcom County government is in the midst of what can be a confusing transition, as the seven seats for County Council leave behind the old three-district system and begin to [...]

Cascadia News Now: Primary Results, Inslee Vetoes and Joe Teehan

By Cascade NewsOn Aug 10, 2017

Cascadia News Now is a weekly, hour-long civics program hosted by local journalists Stephanie Kountorous, Dave Willingham and Tim Johnson of the Cascadia Weekly, airing Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Sundays [...]

Cascadia News Now: Murphy, Bostrum and Layton

By Cascade NewsOn 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 [...]

Primary Election Results - Updated Wed Evening

By John ServaisOn Aug 02, 2017

​Wednesday evening, with 5 pm second count by Auditor. An additional 5,000 votes were counted today but no contests changed - and none will change in the days ahead. Last evening Jean [...]

Donovan attacks Glasser. Why?

By John ServaisOn Jul 26, 2017

Last year, the establishment Democrats, using the Democratic National Committee, worked to block the insurgent campaign of Bernie Sanders. After he bowed out, he urged his supporters to run for [...]

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