John Servais

Citizen Journalist and Editor • Fairhaven, Washington USA • Member since Feb 26, 2008

John started Northwest Citizen in 1995 to inform fellow citizens of serious local political issues that the Bellingham Herald was ignoring. With the help of donors from the beginning, he has improved the site, invited other writers to join him, and enabled commenting with verified real names for informative community dialog. He is proud that NW Citizen is now perhaps the oldest political blog in the world.

Articles by John Servais

PeaceHealth Asks Doctors to Sign Letter

By John ServaisOn Apr 02, 2020

Chief of Staff Dr. Anna Dowling of PeachHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is circulating a letter today - Thur, Apr 2 - among hospital doctors, asking all of them to sign [...]

Dr Lin fired from St Joseph Hospital

By John ServaisOn Mar 27, 2020

Update Sat afternoon, Mar 28 - will post two or more paragraph updates The story of Dr. Lin being fired from his job at St Joseph Hospital in Bellingham is rapidly [...]

Faces of Health Care

By John ServaisOn Mar 25, 2020

I was sent the link to this display of 34 health care workers coming off their shifts. One is posted at the top of this page. We, as a country, need [...]

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Recent comments

"Konrad, you tend to deal in hypotheticals.  And inuendo. I was careful to suggest that you “provided” a perfect example - clearly about what you wrote.  [...]

Apr 03, 2020 on
It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

"Dianne, thank you for your reminder that the staff at St Joes are very good people who provide the best care they can to patients.  Our concern is with [...]

Apr 02, 2020 on
PeaceHealth Asks Doctors to Sign Letter

"Konrad, thank you for providing such a perfect example of exactly what Ho See-wing is writing about.  

Apr 02, 2020 on
It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

"Ryan, I agree with you on the dangers of this and all emergency bill authorizations.  I also do not like the governor’s actions suspending the open meetings [...]

Mar 26, 2020 on
Down the Memory Hole

"Sam, you have conflated two issues in your comment.  First, the article is a combination of facts and perspective - as are many articles on NWCitizen. I assumed you [...]

Mar 16, 2020 on
Sex Education sends Republicans into Panic