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Bellingham addresses Bakerview collisions

By Riley Kankelberg Between 2011 and 2016, there were at least 138 collisions on West Bakerview Road. This summer, the city will introduce improvements they...

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 help, they just need the support...

City’s first climate manager

By Kenneth Duncan The city of Bellingham has hired its first climate and energy manager in an effort to expand and achieve the climate...

Nooksack River overflows

By Izzie Lund Residents of Sumas, Everson and Nooksack are uniting in the wake of damaging floods that occurred during the weekend of Jan. 31. The...

Pending decision, housing regulations would promote new shelters

By Izzie Lund The Bellingham City Council will vote on Monday, Feb. 10, whether or not to pass new interim housing regulations that will...

City votes to find partner in safe parking program

By Izzie Lund On Jan. 27, the Bellingham City Council voted to search for an organization to partner with the city to create the Safe...

Whatcom county stakeholders fight for canceled renewable diesel facility

By Teya Heidenreich After over a year of planning, the Green Apple Renewable Fuels facility in Ferndale and 750 jobs were canceled. Legislators, laborers and...

Planning Commission hears agenda for lowering housing costs

By Riley Kankelberg The city of Bellingham directed the Planning and Community Development Department staff to “leave no stone unturned” when searching for solutions to...

County Council Passes Apprenticeship Ordinance

Laborers in favor of ordinance AB2019-285 pose for a photo after it was passed on Tuesday, Nov. 19. // Photo by Melody Kazel By Melody...

City Works to Create “Safe Parking”

Vehicles parked outside of Lake Washington United Methodist Church, where a "safe parking" program has been designated. 50 individuals currently sleep in their vehicles...
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