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.nn

Articles by John Servais

Why is flag at half-staff?

By John ServaisOn Apr 20, 2021

Tuesday, April 20 until day of day of interment. Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation, Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities continue [...]

Task Force Slams Bellingham City Hall

By John ServaisOn Jan 31, 2021

The Whatcom Human Rights Task Force normally works with the police and local authorities as it pursues long term advances for human rights in our local communities. This is the [...]

City Hall homeless camp cleared out a day early

By John ServaisOn Jan 28, 2021

The Bellingham Herald has a frequently updated online reporting going on all morning. Julie Shirley, the Managing Editor, is covering this herself, and doing a thorough job. Maybe underreporting on [...]

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Recent comments

"Karen, No one owes you an apology.  Indeed, my guess is you know little about me yet you were quite casual about demeaning me and imagining my motives.  [...]

Jan 28, 2021 on
City Hall Clutches its Pearls

"Aaron, correct that we have not yet been told where she was shot and killed, but it was not at this door.  There is video and the windows [...]

Jan 07, 2021 on
The Same Door - Six Hours Apart

"Thanks, Dick.  A timely and needed update on this project.  I notice the website of the Washington League of Women Voters - the state organization as distinct [...]

Jan 03, 2021 on
2021 And Public Banking - What To Look For

"Anson, thanks for the informative comment.  In particular for clarifying the overturned tank car as not being a locomotive.  Another person with considerable knowledge of trains also suggested [...]

Dec 31, 2020 on
Unanswered Questions From Oil Train Wreck at Custer

"Thursday morn, and the Northern Light of Blaine and Birch Bay - right next to the train wreck - is also asking for answers.   Thanks to those providing slivers [...]

Dec 31, 2020 on
Unanswered Questions From Oil Train Wreck at Custer