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Who is to blame for rent increases? Bellingham landlords speak on why student rental prices keep rising

A "For Rent" sign stands outside a house on North Garden Street. Hammer Properties owner Mike Hays said landlords can make more by renting...

A personal day for veterans at Western

By Schuyler Shelloner When you think veteran, you might conjure an image of someone older with gray hair. But look around you. You might be...

Bellingham housing issues discussed in depth during Whatcom Housing Week

Event organizer Rose Lathrop stands with a sign at Whatcom Housing Week. // Photo by Schuyler Shelloner By Schuyler Shelloner  As rents, home values and homelessness continue...

Voting made easy

By Schuyler Shelloner With the leaves changing and the days growing colder, many Western students are preparing to cast their votes on Election Day, Nov....

City Council discuss ballot resolutions, more at meeting

Many residents, labor union members and business owners from Bellingham and Whatcom County were also in attendance // Photo by Schuyler Shelloner By Schuyler Shelloner  Washington’s latest...

Spectrum of hope

By Schuyler Shelloner A pale fox with wide eyes and a tortured grimace greets visitors to the latest exhibition at the Western Gallery, “Modest Forms...

New legal precedent leads to retrial for Whatcom County felon

By Schuyler Shelloner The Washington State Supreme Court set a new legal precedent when the court ordered a retrial for Whatcom County resident Sassen Van Elsloo....

Plans for affordable housing lag as waterfront construction progresses

Waterfront construction is expected to be complete by fall 2020. // Photo by Zoe Deal By Schuyler Shelloner The Port of Bellingham sold 1.733 acres of...
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Whatcom County Council introduced an ordinance item relating to Cherry Point Refinery

Photo of the Cherry Point Refinery in Whatcom County. // Photo by Courtney Gullett

What’s the story on all the painted bricks on campus?

A painted brick reads “Senior Class of 2020” with a picture of a Winnie-the-Pooh character on a walkway on Western’s campus....

New, current students consider attendance at Western

During college admission season, Western is holding virtual tours and Q&A sessions for new and prospective students. // Illustration by Rachel...

Uninsured to suffer the most after the pandemic

Experts say isolation can negatively impact mental health, but not everyone has access to services they may need. // Illustration by...

Tiny house completion moved to fall

A fully rendered image of what the tiny-house will look like. It will be in the same location as seen in...