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About John Servais

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.

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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 [...]

Hannah Stone selected for Bellingham city council

By John ServaisOn Oct 02, 2018

Hannah Stone, a resident of the Columbia neighborhood, married mother of two, and a 10 year practicing immigration attorney, was selected unanimously on Monday evening to a city council seat. It [...]

Election results: Aug 7 primary, 2018

By John ServaisOn Aug 13, 2018

Link to our Whatcom County Auditor and the primary election results. Monday, Aug 13, update - 7 pm - Final Update Skagit county counted 6,500 remaining ballots today - and still have 1,500 for [...]

Richey campaign - the echo chamber

By John ServaisOn Jul 26, 2018

​The election of a new county prosecuting attorney is without question the most important elected position this year. The prosecuting attorney is one of the most powerful people in our [...]

Want Justice Reform?  Vote for James Erb.

By John ServaisOn Jul 20, 2018

​First, I offer no thoughts on any of the 28 candidates for United States senator running against Maria Cantwell. She will win in November. The other people are polishing their political [...]

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 [...]

Gov. Inslee:  Veto the Legislature Secrecy Bill

By John ServaisOn Feb 27, 2018

​Governor Inslee, We, the publisher and writers of the website Northwest Citizen, join our voices with newspapers and online news sites across Washington state in urging you to veto ESB 6617 [...]

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