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‘We Will’ resists lockdown restrictions

The nonprofit group ‘We Will’ met to discuss strategies to reopen small businesses By Georgia Costa As COVID-19 infections break records in Whatcom County and restrictions...

Want to change how much you pay on student loans?

By Kiana Doyle Student loans — the daunting subject that can strike fear in the heart of any college student — may seem at times...

New international job searching resource

By Tony Mueantonthian Western’s Career Service Center added GoinGlobal, a new job searching resource located in the resource section of the CSC page for Western...

‘Snitch List:’ Non-compliance complaints lead to threats

By Olivia Hobson People who filed complaints to the Washington State Coronavirus Response about nonessential businesses remaining open during the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order...

Whatcom County Council introduced an ordinance item relating to Cherry Point Refinery

By Courtney Gullett The Whatcom County Council introduced an ordinance imposing an interim moratorium, or temporary suspension, on the acceptance and processing of applications and...

Whatcom County has one of the highest “unemployment rates” in Washington

By Seth Stevens The struggle to obtain unemployment benefits continues, as Washington’s Unemployment Security Department said they have received more applications in the past seven...

Survey shows Whatcom County’s small businesses are struggling

By Hailee Wickersham The Port of Bellingham’s Regional Economic Partnership released results from its survey in March outlining the economic challenges for small businesses in...

City of Bellingham forecasts a $9.6 million deficit for 2020’s budget

Bellingham City Councilmember Pinky Vargas stated that these forecasts “seem a little optimistic.” By Seth Stevens This is a follow-up piece for a story...

Who, exactly, is ‘essential?’

By Emily Feek Non-essential Washington businesses have been closed to the public since March 25, but some non-essential employees are still reporting to work.  Reporting to...

How local businesses are adjusting to closures caused by COVID-19

By Joshua McKinney Upon the announcement that businesses will cease dine-in operations starting March 17, local businesses are adjusting for long closures.   Restaurants and bars will...
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