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Washington experts work with Whatcom helpers against shellfish poisoning

County and state health departments, Lummi Tribe and others monitor local waters to protect shellfish eaters from paralytic shellfish poisoning 

Whatcom farmers adapt to COVID-19 challenges

Farmers have undertaken social distancing for workers and guests, so farming in 2020 means constant adaptation

Whirlwind election: Amid controversies, position of AS president up in the air

Candidates, staff say AS needs to improve while Western awaits resolution of election This is the fifth in a...

Whirlwind election: AS proceedings said to contradict rules and fairness

Candidates spoke up about this year’s grievance hearing not following elections code This is the fourth in a...

Reform, don’t defund, Bellingham police say

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

Whirlwind elections: AS candidates say connections mattered

Students were concerned about preferential treatment and unfairness during Associated Students election proceedings  This is the third in...

Whirlwind elections: AS timing rules repeatedly broken

A main complaint from candidates about this year’s AS general elections was that timing rules were not followed

Whirlwind elections: Uncertainty over endorsements leads to AS election controversy at WWU

2020 AS general elections for Western student representatives fraught with accusations of election code violations, preferential treatment

Running isn’t just for fitness pros

Runners at Western from many health backgrounds and activity styles say to get moving By Mazey Servin...

March to defund police seeks structural change

Sunday’s protest in solidarity with Black Lives Matter unites communities including LGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous people and people of color to...

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The Western Front’s response to racial injustice

Changes made to address current violence toward BIPOC, bias in our reporting

Whatcom County officials hold first public meeting on race and equity

Community members share grievances and experiences with Bellingham Police Department Whatcom County officials and community...

Whatcom County Council postpones vote on behavioral health services

Motion is still expected to pass, providing crucial programs for students Council members debate postponing...

Bellingham poverty rate predicted to rise.

Unemployment, lack of housing and COVID-19 contributing to countywide struggle.  By Taylor Bayly  A...

Title IX federal regulations go into effect on Aug. 14

How will these changes impact Western’s community? By Ivy Munyon Amidst...