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

PeaceHealth Asks Doctors to Sign Letter

By John ServaisOn Apr 02, 2020

Chief of Staff Dr. Anna Dowling of PeachHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is circulating a letter today - Thur, Apr 2 - among hospital doctors, asking all of them to sign [...]

Dr Lin fired from St Joseph Hospital

By John ServaisOn Mar 27, 2020

Update Sat afternoon, Mar 28 - will post two or more paragraph updates The story of Dr. Lin being fired from his job at St Joseph Hospital in Bellingham is rapidly [...]

Faces of Health Care

By John ServaisOn Mar 25, 2020

I was sent the link to this display of 34 health care workers coming off their shifts. One is posted at the top of this page. We, as a country, need [...]

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Recent comments

"After sending out the email blast to our 500 free subscribers last night, this morning I start getting the private emails.  Ah yes, telling me how the article should not [...]

Sep 26, 2020 on
The Pandemic and the Presidency

"Actually, it would be nice for Seth to give us an apology for appointing someone who was so opposed to why we elected him.  She managed the campaign of [...]

Sep 17, 2020 on
Planning Commission To Have Four Vacancies

"In days of yore, one could go into the Auditor office and drop off a ballot.  But with Covid in the air, we cannot.   The good news is [...]

Aug 31, 2020 on
We Have Two Extra Ballot Drop Boxes!!

"Yes, several people have suggested to me that the recently removed postal service boxes could be reused for ballot drop boxes.  They should be readibly available.  Even one [...]

Aug 27, 2020 on
We Have Two Extra Ballot Drop Boxes!!

"It seems someone in our county Auditor office reads this website.  They have corrected the directions to the ballot drop box on Western’s campus.  The larger question [...]

Aug 26, 2020 on
Ballot Drop Boxes: More are Needed