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John Servais

Posting Citizen Journalist • 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

Candidate Filings - Wed Update + Fri final

By John ServaisOn May 17, 2019

One more note (10pm): The Belllingham Herald has an online article noting Barbara Brenner has withdrawn. The Herald incorrectly says she represents the 4th District. She actually represents the old [...]

Gene Knutson Not Running for Mayor

By John ServaisOn Dec 12, 2018

This morning, Gene Knutson sent out an announcement to local news media saying he has decided not to run for mayor of Bellingham in 2019. Most local political junkies assumed Gene [...]

Election results: Nov 6 General, 2018

By John ServaisOn Nov 06, 2018

Click here for Whatcom County Auditor page. Click here for State Election page. 11 pm Thur, Nov 8 The 42nd District is probably decided. There may be recounts and there is a [...]

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Recent 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

"Bill, thanks.  Tony did serve on the council for the year 2011.  He was elected in Nov 2010 to fill out the final year of Bob Kelly’s four year [...]

May 13, 2019 on
Candidate Filing Week is Here – It’s About to Get Real.

"Konrad, she does not mention farms or septic systems even once in the article.  So why do you critize her for doing so?   This article does mention “[...]

Mar 22, 2019 on
Saving The Orca And Salmon - Does Inslee Have The Political Will?

"Yes, you can bet your bippy he will.  County Executive  instead of Mayor of Bellingham, for sure.  

Feb 09, 2019 on
Rud Browne and His Wanderlust