Citizens Beware… / Noisy Waters Northwest, Corky Nouveau

sample ballot 2018

Click the graphic to view the complete August 7, 2018 Primary Election sample ballot on the Whatcom County website

July 24, 2018  Corky Nouveau

Citizens Beware…

Those were the last words that Jewell James gave to those of us who attended the recent Bears Ears totem pole blessing at the Bellingham Unitarian Church. Those words concluded a wide-ranging discourse full of wisdom and warning. Needless to say, the Natives who have long suffered at the hands of Washington State’s repressive state and local law enforcement agencies know of what they speak. Citizens beware, be aware, be wary…. Continue reading

County prosecutor plays cruel games / Northwest Citizen, John Servais

County prosecuter lubaThu, Jun 25, 2015, 6:00 pm   John Servais

First posted at 7:51 am.  See 6 pm update half way down.

In 2011, Luba Pekisheva was convicted in Whatcom County District Court by judge Elich of assault and theft.  In truth, she probably committed neither. But Pekisheva had defied a good ol’ boy from the county and our Whatcom County justice system – judges, prosecutors and public defenders – seems to have shown extra zeal in convicting Pekisheva and making it stick.  Continue reading