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Nooksack River overflows

Severe flooding damaged 26 houses and 10 businesses Jan. 31 Water floods Vanderyacht Park...

Whatcom county stakeholders fight for canceled renewable diesel facility

After its cancellation on Jan. 21, the Green Apple Renewable Fuels facility is seen by many as a missed opportunity By Teya Heidenreich After over a...

It’s the microclimate, stupid!

Canadian winds mean it IS colder here than Seattle By Erasmus Baxter Ever returned to Western from break and felt like Bellingham was a cold and...

Health Department Warns of Toxic Blue-Green Algae

Algae blooming in Lake Padden on Friday, Nov. 22. // Photo by Grady Haskell By Noah Harper A fun trip to one of Whatcom County’s numerous...

Amazon offers prize for solutions to food insecurity

By Jordan Van Beek Western is the newest host and sponsor of the Amazon Catalyst Competition. Ten thousand dollars is the prize for the person...

Smoking on campus will be restricted to designated areas as Western implements a new policy

Ian Earle looks towards Desiree Pulido while smoking a cigarette in the smoking area near Wilson Library neighboring Red Square on Tuesday, Oct. 15....

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...

Increased inspections to protect lakes

Kayak on the shores of Lake Whatcom post invasive species check on July 3 // Photo by Nick Baca By. Nick Baca The Whatcom County Aquatic...

State drought may affect surrounding farmland and stream levels due to low snowpack

With current snowpack conditions at less than 50% their normal level at this time of year, Gov. Jay Inslee declared drought in nearly half...

Washington bat population at risk by new disease introduced from East Coast

Rachel Blomker, the communications manager with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife poses for a portrait with a Townsend's big-eared bat at the...
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