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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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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 [...]

Racism Is Still With Us In Whatcom County

By John ServaisOn Jan 15, 2018

Timothy Ballew, II, is one of three leading applicants for the vacant Whatcom County Council seat, along with Natalie McClendon and Seth Fleetwood. He is a leader of the Lummi [...]

KMRE Community Radio Needs Our Help

By John ServaisOn Nov 03, 2017

Readers, I am posting this press release virtually as received because KMRE is doing on local radio what we are trying to do here - inform citizens on issues in [...]

Dan Robbins gets my vote for Port Commissioner

By John ServaisOn Oct 22, 2017

One could quickly see the differences between Port of Bellingham commissioner candidates Dan Robbins and Michael Shepard. On their websites. On Robbins site, at the top of every page, is [...]

What is with the Herald?

By John ServaisOn Aug 09, 2017

Update Sat, Aug 12. I have the date of Honesto’s death wrong. He reportedly died on Sunday, Aug 6. At time of writing I could not find a date and obviously [...]

Donovan attacks Glasser. Why?

By John ServaisOn Jul 26, 2017

Last year, the establishment Democrats, using the Democratic National Committee, worked to block the insurgent campaign of Bernie Sanders. After he bowed out, he urged his supporters to run for [...]

The Silk Road Reopens

By John ServaisOn Apr 25, 2017

The ancient Silk Road ran between Xi’an, the capital of China, and Rome, the capital of the Roman Empire. As Rome morphed into Europe and the Catholic Church, the [...]

Ken Imus has died. He saved historic Fairhaven buildings.

By John ServaisOn Mar 26, 2017

​Ken Imus loved Fairhaven. I had the pleasure of knowing him the past 15 years as I promoted Fairhaven and made a modest living with my website, Fairhaven.com. Ken was [...]

Whatcom Sheriff’s facebook Search Warrant Is Withdrawn

By John ServaisOn Mar 13, 2017

This article has been updated from the original post at 3:40 p.m. Whatcom County Sheriff Elfo and the county prosecutor’s office have withdrawn their search warrant for facebook messages. [...]

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