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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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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