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

A microscopic view of the virus SARS-COV-2, which causes the respiratory illness COVID-19. // Photo courtesy the Centers for Disease Control...

Western suspends in-person classes for duration of spring quarter 

SARS-CoV-2: The virus behind the behind the COVID-19 disease. // Illustration by Katie Linton, adapted from CDC public domain illustration

‘Virus is widespread in our area’

Health Dept., WWU: 'Assume all public areas have had exposure' On Tuesday, the Whatcom County Health Department...

City adds ‘Hearing loop’ to council chambers

The new, $35K technology will make meetings accessible to the hearing impaired Renovations to the City Council...

First WWU Student tests positive

Concerned students ask university to be more transparent about testing and data By Izzie Lund

Can you get tested in Whatcom County? Maybe.

Tests are still scarce, but available at local clinics and WWU's Student Health Center By Jordan Kiel

County OKs $250K budget to address COVID

Council members streamline county operations rules, ask everyone to avoid hoarding In this file photo from October...

Bore-intined? Why to stay in, and what to do

A Board of Health quarantine poster warns that the premises are contaminated by smallpox. // Image courtesy National Library of Medicine

Travel decisions in the time of COVID-19

Travelers are struggling to make smart choices. Here's some help. Few travelers lingered at Bellingham International Airport...

Pandemic weakens Bellingham travel industry

'I was just in Bhutan, and I managed to leave right before they closed their borders' In...