Tip Johnson

Citizen Journalist and Editor • Member since Jan 11, 2008

Tip Johnson is a longtime citizen interest advocate with a record of public achievement projects for good government and the environment. A lifelong student of government, Tip served two terms on the Bellingham City Council and has worked on many community boards and committees. He travelled with the Federal Transit Administration and Department of Commerce on mass transit trade missions in SE Asia and Africa before settling down to focus on keeping public interests at the fore of local government and the course of growth and development.

Articles by Tip Johnson

Dear Vlad…

By Tip JohnsonOn Jul 08, 2022

Someone apparently vehemently disagrees with Dianne Foster’s article of February 20, 2022 entitled, "Wait a Minute, We Got in This Ukrainian Mess… How?”. Northwest Citizen has recently received a spate [...]

Elevators, Smelevators

By Tip JohnsonOn Feb 14, 2022

The fetid stench of the incarceration industrial complex is once again filling the air. Within political minutes of Whatcom County announcing its intention to take a third try at a [...]

Save the Trails Referendum Falls Short

By Tip JohnsonOn Sep 09, 2021

At this writing we have 2,210 signatures in hand, short of the 2,475 required. I have word of a few more sheets straggling in but have advised that there is no hurry. [...]

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Recent comments

"There is a lot of inertia in politics.  Yes, Satpal, it is easier to disparage an incumbent than promote a challenger.  But it is an asymmetrirical challenge.  [...]

Jul 07, 2022 on
Call for Congress! Jason Call

"It’s interesting that when I “retweet” so-called news about a beach cleanup, no one complains. I have a dear gay Austrailian friend who is grateful [...]

Jul 07, 2022 on
School Board Member Offers Kids' Sex Classes

"Gee. Thanks, Seth. 

May 19, 2022 on
Death of the Golden Goose

"Hmm.  Was it more than a ?  Thought it was more like in the $700s.  Ralph, probably you are just baiting Jamie, but may have missed that over [...]

Apr 04, 2022 on
Hip Hip Hooray for the Herons!

"Goes to show how not giving up makes winning possible

Apr 02, 2022 on
Hip Hip Hooray for the Herons!