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A tiny house with an orange door in a tiny house village operated by the Low Income Housing Institute in Seattle, Wash.

Tiny house village expects to open in Bellingham

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Gardenview village in service to unsheltered residents By Adela Cruz The City of Bellingham announced a partnership with a local agency, Road2Home, and service provider, Low...

No to “No Exit” — WWU students petition against play

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Students say presenting the play could contradict the department’s recent diversity and inclusion efforts By Emily Feek Amid conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion, Western Washington...
Brig. Gen. Caroline M. Miller receives the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen hosts COVID-19 vaccine rollout town hall

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Larsen, Department of Health say everyone 16 and up can be vaccinated starting April 15 By Kyle Tubbs On the same day Western Washington University alerted...

Campus

College budgets are a balancing act, COVID-19 has added more weight

An unknown return to campus for many students at Western led to the budget of the school taking a big hit By Lauryn Haywood Sounds of laughter and chatter once filled the Ridgeway dining hall. Groups of friends grabbed a quick ice-cream...

City & County

Bicycle helmets not required in Bellingham, social justice, infrastructure prioritized

Helmet criminalization found to be inequitable, Bellingham sees advantages to no law By Sophia Struna Twenty-six cities and counties in Washington state have a helmet law for bicyclists. Whatcom County is not one of them. The gold-level bicycle community does not plan on changing...

Sports

Western remains undefeated

Dani Iwami provides spark to push Western ahead By Nathan Schumock The Western Washington University women’s basketball team defeated the Seattle Pacific University Falcons 58-50 Friday, March 5, in a hard-fought defensive matchup at Sam Carver Gymnasium. Western remains undefeated halfway through their...

Opinion

Birchwood food desert: another policy failure

Since 2016, the Birchwood neighborhood has been without a viable supermarket. The community has stepped up, the city has not. By Finn Calvert Vegetables: Vegans love them, kids hate them and Birchwood residents have to travel miles to get fresh ones.  Since 2016,...

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