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New trial date for Whatcom County employee charged with sexual assault

Trial marks first major development in court proceedings By Mairead Solferino Content Warning: This story contains a description of sexual assault. More than a year after he...

Whatcom Jail braces for COVID-19

By Hailee Wickersham and Aryonna Willoughby As of March 12, no one with the Whatcom County Jail has been tested for COVID-19, but the corrections...

Charges dropped for naked athletes

By Nate Sanford The state is moving to dismiss charges against four runners from Western’s track team, who were charged with public indecency for...

Former head auditor settles for over $200,000

By Erasmus Baxter The state has paid Western’s largest employment settlement in a decade to resolve a misconduct claim implicating former President Bruce Shepard and...

Naked athletes arrested

By Nate Sanford Four student-athletes from Western’s men’s track team were arrested on Jan. 19, and are accused of running naked on campus. They...

New building namesakes faced tax evasion case

By Erasmus Baxter At $10 million, Fred Kaiser and Grace Borsari’s donation to a new STEM building is the largest private donation Western...

Who are Borsari and Kaiser?

By Erasmus Baxter Grace Borsari and Fred Kaiser have a 23-year relationship with Western that began during the years of the illicit deductions....

Students responsible for misconduct seek to protect identities

By Nate Sanford A group of anonymous students are expected to file motions in a public records lawsuit this Friday, bringing the case — which...

Anti-harassment petition overturned in district court

The Western Front By Sophia Galvez Hans Erchinger-Davis, the Executive Director of the Lighthouse Mission Ministries of Whatcom County filed an anti-harassment petition against Mark Stidham,...

Cherry Point industrial zone moratorium extended

The Whatcom County Council Chambers overflowed with environmentalists and union workers during the open hearing concerning the moratorium, Tuesday, July 9. // Photo by...
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