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The Western Front’s response to racial injustice

Changes made to address current violence toward BIPOC, bias in our reporting Illustration by Julia Vreeman From microaggressions to physical violence, systemic racism...

Alcoa’s Intalco Works aluminum smelter to lay off 700

By Hailee Wickersham One of the seven remaining aluminum smelters operating in the U.S., located in Ferndale, announced last month that they would be curtailing...

Survey shows Whatcom County’s small businesses are struggling

By Hailee Wickersham The Port of Bellingham’s Regional Economic Partnership released results from its survey in March outlining the economic challenges for small businesses in...

WWU police release photo of The Outback’s John Doe

By Hailee Wickersham Western’s University Police released a photo of the man whose body was found March 5 near the wooded area of Buchanan Towers...

Local organizations work to aid people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic

By Hailee Wickersham On April 3, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania published a study that predicts nearly 100 people in Whatcom County experiencing homelessness...

Washington rids taxes on period products

Washington becomes the 18th state to rid sales tax on menstrual products By Hailee Wickersham A new law that removes sales tax for tampons, pads, menstrual...

Whatcom Jail braces for COVID-19

By Hailee Wickersham and Aryonna Willoughby As of March 12, no one with the Whatcom County Jail has been tested for COVID-19, but the corrections...

Brief: Man’s body found near The Outback Farm

By Nate Sanford A Western student found the body of a man in his mid-20s outside the fence of The Outback Farm, according to...

Tree farm creates path for salmon

By Hailee Wickersham The story was updated to reflect details about Dave and Dar New, Dar New’s grandfather’s creek channeling and the New family’s meeting...

Influenza B — nothing to sneeze about

By Hailee Wickersham This year, the flu season has been following a new trend in Bellingham.  In the past, health officials have typically focused on...
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Outback Farm speaker series highlights diversity, food justice efforts

Feb. 11 webinar on decolonizing veganism prompts questions about diversity, accessibility to healthy food By Olivia Palmer For Destiny DeJesus, food...