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John Servais

Writer • 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

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 [...]

Racism Is Still With Us In Whatcom County

By John ServaisOn Jan 15, 2018

Timothy Ballew, II, is one of three leading applicants for the vacant Whatcom County Council seat, along with Natalie McClendon and Seth Fleetwood. He is a leader of the Lummi [...]

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"The council packet for the Monday, April 23, meeting is now posted on the city website.  Fortunately there is no formal ordinance or resolution for the council to adopt.  [...]

Apr 19, 2018 on
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"She did vote for the secrecy act a couple weeks ago to permanently lock away state legislature public records from citizens and the press.  When I wrote here asking [...]

Mar 17, 2018 on
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"Constantine, Tip has it right.  No where does my article call Bruce a racist.  Please.  Indeed, he may not have even written the article, as often  [...]

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