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Call your grandparents

The isolation caused by the pandemic is hitting older groups harder, it’s our job to help them stay connected.

Stimulus check criteria forgets about young adults

Illustration of a stimulus check. // Illustration by Emma Toscani Opinion By Payton Gift

Boating restrictions lift, invasive species concerns remain

Boaters launch their vessel after clearing the aquatic invasive species inspection at Bloedel Donovan Park. // Photo by Kaleigh Carroll

How are we treating our “heroes?”

A pandemic superhero. // Illustration by Emma Toscani Opinion By Payton Gift

We need independent theaters to survive the pandemic

The Pickford Film Center has suspended business and showings until further notice. These signs, pictured on April 18, are posted around...

Pandemic voting and YOU!

People in masks lining up outside a polling station during stay-at-home orders. // Illustration by Rachel Alexander

Mobile homeowners fight to stay

Bert Rotter (left) poses for the camera with his wife Kathie (middle) and mother-in-law (Phyllis) outside of their home in Robin...

Mobile homeowners raise concerns to city council

By Payton Gift Concerned community members addressed the Bellingham City Council about the housing crisis at a meeting on...

New county plan to help struggling families

By Payton Gift Families and children in Whatcom County are struggling, and local community members have a plan to...

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Bellingham, Western’s historical response to health crises

A comprehensive overview from the 1918 Spanish flu to now Drummers, sailors...

Seeking workforce diversity, Bellingham School District creates new position

A new director role in the school district gives hope for equitable change.   Illustration of a teacher...

Two Bellingham residents receive Outstanding Graduate title

Ina LaGrandeur and Julie McElroy stood out in their studies at WWU By Shannon Steffens

Post-apocalyptic movies: morbid fascination or healthy coping mechanism?

With the pandemic taking a toll on the country, people are resorting to more virtual ways of entertainment

Local roller derby league leaves the bruises at home and rolls with the pandemic.

The local roller derby league has started a weekly event that follows current mask and distancing guidelines.