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John Servais

Writer • 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

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 [...]

Dog Whistle Racism

By John ServaisOn Nov 01, 2018

I received this email from Alex Ramel this evening. I read it, followed the link to Sandy Robson’s article on Searchlight Review and immediately knew this needed to be [...]

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Recent comments

"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

"So Rud Browne abstained from voting because he was outraged at not being chosen to be a candidate.  My, such pouting.  Because Ranker was a Democrat, the Ds [...]

Feb 06, 2019 on
Anacortes Council member Lovelett to replace Ranker in state Senate

"Eli, Thanks for your spirited comment.  To answer your question, yes, we do have other authors besides Jon and Dick.  See important article being posted today by a [...]

Jan 03, 2019 on
Appealing Voodoo Economics Housing Values

"Michael,  would you like to write a guest article on zoning, neighborhoods, and the housing issues that are a current topic in Bellingham?   Give us your perspective [...]

Dec 16, 2018 on
Gene Knutson Not Running for Mayor

"Cmon guys.  This thread is going off topic.  This is not about neighborhoods - it is about who might run for mayor. Besides, the article uses the word &[...]

Dec 16, 2018 on
Gene Knutson Not Running for Mayor
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