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

Protecting the Herons: An Overview

By John ServaisOn Aug 16, 2019

This overview article is meant to explain why Jamie K Donaldson’s efforts to protect the heron colony on the south side of Bellingham have been joined by other Bellingham [...]

Primary Election 2019 - Results and Comments

By John ServaisOn Aug 09, 2019

Online election results at auditor website. 1:15 pm, Fri, Aug 9 There are 58 ballots waiting to be counted, and the next count will be on Monday at 5 pm. With perhaps 20 to 200 or [...]

Last minute election information

By John ServaisOn Aug 05, 2019

If you are filling out your ballot this evening, you want to now drop it in a ballot drop box before 8 pm Tuesday. It is now too late to mail [...]

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Recent comments

"We at NW Citizen do thank you, Konrad, for commenting.  Your values and perspective represent those of a distinct minority in our broader community - a total distrust of [...]

Dec 18, 2019 on
Senator Bob Hasegawa to Speak to City Council on Public Banking - 16 December

"Sigh.  Me thinks she was writing about how we people treat each other.  And the manner that our president is trying to destroy the humane progress we have [...]

Aug 14, 2019 on
Trouble Makers

"The validation of ballots is done by human hand and eyes before the envelopes are opened.  Signatures are verified against the up to date voter rolls.  Signatures are [...]

Aug 07, 2019 on
Primary Election 2019 - Results and Comments

"The Fairhaven business owners in the historic district have sent a letter this afternoon to the city planning department in support of the Unity Village tiny home project.   [...]

Jun 14, 2019 on
Unity Village Tiny Home Community Proposed for Fairhaven

"Wynne, A legit request.  Will look to provide that.  Perhaps best if a new article that can then support comments about the letter and the response.  

May 14, 2019 on
All Hands on Deck to Help Protect the Great Blue Herons