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COVID-19 cases surge across Whatcom County as holidays grow closer

Cases nearly tripled since last month By Henry Stewart-Wood Whatcom County recorded its highest-ever rate of positive COVID-19 tests the week before Gov. Inslee’s lockdown was...

Whatcom County Council reviews plans to regulate Cherry Point Refineries

Environmental activists, union workers, industry representatives collaborate on the plan.  By Henry Stewart-Wood As the climate crisis grows more serious, the Whatcom County Council has reviewed...

Gov. Inslee extends 27 proclamations relating to COVID-19

The extensions intend to provide support to those impacted by the pandemic By Henry Stewart-Wood In response to the increase in COVID-19 cases...

Bellingham School District hires new resource officer despite protest from community

Activists continue work to remove police from schools By Henry Stewart-Wood The Bellingham Police Department has appointed a new district resource officer to work in Bellingham...

Election roundup: 2020 state and local election

By Henry Stewart-Wood  Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee is projected to win re-election as governor of Washington, according to the Secretary of State. As of 9:34...

Many incarcerated at Whatcom County Jail still eligible to vote

Activists work to ensure access to registration and ballots. By Henry Stewart-Wood The majority of people in jail across Washington state are eligible to vote,...

Winter months pose risks for public health, business in Washington

COVID-19 cases expected to rise. By Henry Stewart-Wood Public health and economics experts agree: This winter will pose serious challenges for public health and businesses...

City Council reviews plans, resources to address homelessness

Increased shelter capacity and new housing development among topics discussed. By Henry Stewart-Wood More beds are available for people experiencing homelessness in Bellingham: That was...

Alcohol consumption monitors now officially part of city code regarding Electronic Home Monitoring

The use and effectiveness of alcohol monitoring is a point of contention between the court and advocates. By Henry Stewart-Wood Alcohol monitoring for defendants charged...

Fire breaks out at downtown Bellingham store

Firefigthers work to control the fire that broke out at Clark Feed & Seed on July 17. // Photo By Zack Jimenez By Ally Burdett...
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