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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

Perspective: Greenways could buy Padden Creek property

By John ServaisOn May 04, 2018

​Years ago, the Greenways Advisory Committee of Bellingham considered buying two lots on Padden Creek adjacent to the Interurban Trail. The thinking at the time ran that there was no [...]

B’ham Planning set to allow Stebner to build virtually in Padden Creek

By John ServaisOn Apr 23, 2018

Update, Wed, April 25 noon. The comment time for this development will be restarted next Tuesday, May 1 and continue through Tuesday, May 15. This is according to an email from the planning [...]

Gov Inslee Vetoes Legislature Secrecy Bill

By John ServaisOn Mar 01, 2018

Governor Inslee did what he had to do - both politically and ethically - by vetoing the state senate bill ESB 6617, which removed the state legislature from the jurisdiction of [...]

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Recent comments

"Yes, where was the Fairhaven Neighborhood Association on this?  This application was filed on March 5.  Were they also thinking it was on the corner of Donovan and 8th [...]

Apr 24, 2018 on
B'ham Planning set to allow Stebner to build virtually in Padden Creek

"The council packet for the Monday, April 23, meeting is now posted on the city website.  Fortunately there is no formal ordinance or resolution for the council to adopt.  [...]

Apr 19, 2018 on
Dig Once Policy Moved Up to April 23rd

"She did vote for the secrecy act a couple weeks ago to permanently lock away state legislature public records from citizens and the press.  When I wrote here asking [...]

Mar 17, 2018 on
Kristine Lytton to not seek reelection

"Constantine, Tip has it right.  No where does my article call Bruce a racist.  Please.  Indeed, he may not have even written the article, as often  [...]

Jan 15, 2018 on
Racism Is Still With Us In Whatcom County

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Dec 23, 2017 on
The Silk Road Reopens
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