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Bicycle helmets not required in Bellingham, social justice, infrastructure prioritized

Helmet criminalization found to be inequitable, Bellingham sees advantages to no law By Sophia Struna Twenty-six cities and counties in Washington state have a helmet law...

Recreational cannabis home-grow bill dropped

Legislation authorizing personal cannabis cultivation may be taken up again in 2022 or reintroduced in next biennium This story was originally written for another course...

State cybersecurity office bill introduced after breach

Importance of cybersecurity exemplified after data breach exposed information from over 1 million Washingtonians By Georgia Costa A major data breach in Washington state led to...

State’s ‘Get Ready’ plan prepares vaccines for educators, school staff

Washington state announces its plan to vaccinate upwards of 80% of K-12 school employees By Silvia Leija State Education Superintendent Chris Reykdal announced a new partnership...

Students advocate social justice in state legislature for Western Intersectional Lobby Day

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training in public universities, healthcare equity at the forefront of student lobbying By Sophia Pappalau Western Washington University students will meet with...

Local leaders react to unrest in Olympia following siege of U.S. Capitol building

Washington state Democrats join growing chorus to remove Trump from office, Gov. Inslee deploys troops to Olympia By Nolan Baker After chaos and violence erupted from...

Thousands gather for solidarity rally in Maritime Heritage Park

By Izzie Lund Demonstrators gathered in Maritime Heritage Park on Saturday, June 6 to attend a solidarity rally to support people of color after...

Local vigil, march for George Floyd draws hundreds, shows solidarity

By Olivia Hobson, Drew Jelinek and Kyle Tubbs A circle of listeners slowly gathered around Vernon Johnson outside the Bellingham Public Library on Friday, May...

Is now too early to reopen?

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Defining family poses housing barriers

By Kenneth Duncan Washington state representatives are currently considering a bill that would prohibit local governments across the state from limiting the number of unrelated...
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