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The line for Chair 6, an expert-only chair, at Mt. Baker Ski Area stretches several hundred feet on a Saturday, Jan. 3, 2021. The lines lacking social distancing.

Resort-goers flood Mount Baker Ski Area

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Lack of reservation system creates long lines, COVID-19 concerns UPDATE: The Mount Baker Ski Area media team did not respond to interview requests prior to...
The sun sets over the Boulevard Park boardwalk in Bellingham, Wash. in August 2020.

Historically contaminated sites set to become new waterfront park

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State law mandated cleanup on two sites along Bellingham Bay in development, city turning into community space By Sophia Struna Watching a bright sunset disappear over...
A photo of Bellingham City Hall, which was home to the homeless encampment Camp 210 until Jan. 28, 2021.

BREAKING: Protesters gather to demand end to sweeps, amnesty for detained activists

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Activists denounce city’s handling of housing crisis; call for no-barrier shelter, amnesty for detained protesters By Faith Owens A group of about 70 people gathered the...

Campus

Potential campus return for Western students fall 2021

Students and faculty are curious in anticipation of a potential return to campus By Lauryn Haywood A spark of hope for a return to normalcy ignited with the Feb. 4 announcement, Plans for Returning to Campus this Fall sent out by Western...

City & County

NEWS BRIEF: Covid-19 variant enters Whatcom County

Officials “concerned but not alarmed” about new variant found in Whatcom County resident, as King County announces detection of different new variant first detected in South Africa By Nolan Baker The U.K. variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Whatcom County, the...

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Resort-goers flood Mount Baker Ski Area

Lack of reservation system creates long lines, COVID-19 concerns UPDATE: The Mount Baker Ski Area media team did not respond to interview requests prior to publication and employees denied requests, citing their employee handbook. Mount Baker Ski Area subsequently has offered...

Opinion

The cost of staying closed

Is Western ready to reopen come fall — or is the university just trying to boost enrollment? By Lauren Gallup The challenges of online learning have students longing for a return to in-person classes — but with COVID-19 actively circulating and uncertainty...

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