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Reform, don’t defund, Bellingham police say

 Bellingham Police Department disagrees with local activists calling for reallocating police budget money By Teya Heidenreich

Bellingham keeps playing, painting, dancing

Art by Gretchen Leggitt is featured on a banner that advertises the Whatcom Arts Project, a coalition of over 30 local...

Gray wolves are back in Washington

Wolves spotted in Washington State. // Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife By Ian Ferguson...

On the lookout for the Asian giant hornet

An Asian giant hornet specimen owned by the WSU Whatcom County Extension. // Photo courtesy Gail Buce. By...

County to impose fee for residents in Lake Whatcom watershed

A view overlooking Lake Whatcom. // Photo by Hailey Hoffman By Ian Ferguson In 2018, the Whatcom County Public Works Department detected a funding shortfall for...

Whatcom County Jail to treat inmates with opioid use disorder

Photo by Matt Pearson By Ian Ferguson The Whatcom County Jail will begin implementing an opioid addiction treatment program to inmates who are addicted to opiate-based...

Volunteers paddle for 24 hours to raise money for cancer

After a two-hour rest, Dan Hund prepares his canoe for an hour on the water with four other teammates. Each paddler would spend 11...

Pretty Penny celebrates grand reopening

Shoppers score vintage items at the grand reopening. // Photo by Ian Ferguson By Ian Ferguson Over a decade ago, Pretty Penny Clothing started as a...

Bellingham residents demand release of Mueller Report

Douglas Brown of Indivisible Bellingham rallies the crowd outside of City Hall on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019. // Photo by Hailey Hoffman   By Ian Ferguson Hundreds...

Sports roundup

Compiled by Ian Ferguson Western cross country competed in challenging conditions at the NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Dec. 1, at...

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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.