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

Scrap metal shipping from Port dock ends this summer

By John ServaisOn Mar 25, 2024

This afternoon, March 25, 2024, Port of Bellingham Commissioners voted 3-0 to terminate the remaining 13 years on ABC Recycling’s lease for shipping scrap metal from the Bellingham waterfront. The Port meeting [...]

Hannah Ordos for County Council

By John ServaisOn Oct 27, 2023

Hannah Ordos will get my “liberal” vote for County Council. And honestly, in order to win, she will need a fair number of liberal votes. Hannah is a 5th generation [...]

Welcome to Elon Musk and His Takeover of Twitter

By John ServaisOn Oct 27, 2022

We should welcome Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter, officially completed this evening. Of all the social media venues, Twitter is the one used for politics and official government notices. Musk [...]

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Recent comments

"Actually, Jon’s comment is within the guidelines for comments on NW Citizen.  He does not make any personal insults but rather sticks to the issue and facts. &[...]

Apr 10, 2024 on
A Resolution to Make Sure Nothing Gets Done

"A bit more info on the developer.  It is Chili Peppers, L.L.C. and is a Lynden corporation owned by Chet Kenoyer, a long time real estate [...]

Dec 03, 2023 on
Alert On Development Proposal: 2706 Mill Avenue

"Mr. James shows the destructive and divisive tone that is threatening our country with ruin.  He shows the partisan fever - the tribal anger - that is so destructive [...]

Oct 31, 2023 on
Hannah Ordos for County Council

"Let’s not allow public concerns about ABC Recycling’s scrap heap to be redefined by anybody. Those defending government screwups or corrupt deals often try to redefine, [...]

Jun 20, 2023 on
Define "Mandate"

"Doug, My.  A bit of condescending and marginalizing writing from you towards our writer.  Not what we do here.  A bit in his teeth, you say?  [...]

Jun 16, 2023 on
Define "Mandate"