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Community honors MLK Jr. through day of service

By John Olson The sun shone down on volunteers in Maritime Heritage Park as they slipped on gloves and got their boots dirty for Bellingham’s...

AS Board talks Zero Waste, water bottles

Illustration by Julia Berkman By Simon Thomas Students for Zero Waste made a proposal to the Associated Students Board to vote on a resolution to support...

Increasing temperatures spell rocky future for Nooksack River

By Jack Taylor Cascading down from Mount Baker before flowing into Bellingham Bay, the Nooksack River is the sole river stemming from Mount Baker. As...

Stoney Ridge Farms is back this Fall

By Grace Westermann Pumpkin picking, corn mazes and apple cider emerge every year in the month of October. These festivities are only a small selection...

Officials warn of wildfire threat, call for increased mitigation

Rich Dodd, wildfire district manager for the Northwest region of the Department of Natural Resources, said “I don’t think we have enough resources to...

Western professor suggests prescribed fires to fight future disasters

By Ellis Thomson Summer is in full swing and as temperatures rise, so does the threat from wildfires in Washington. The scorching heat has sparked burn...

Incoming freshman brings a tiny piece of home to Western

Emmett Linklater built his tiny home with help from his father. // Photo courtesy of The Spokesman-Review   by Ellen Anderson As Western students are experiencing the...

Canada’s plans for the Trans Mountain Pipeline may pose risks for orca whales

Tanker traffic associated with pipeline construction is expected to interfere with the endangered orca whales' communication behaviors. // Photo by Nicole Martinson By Nicole Martinson...

Lake Whatcom’s water quality suffers from recreational use

Lake Whatcom serves as a source of drinking water for about 96,000 people in the Bellingham area. // Photo by Alison Eddy By Alison Eddy The...

Erosion, loose sediment at Locust Beach worry residents

Locust Beach on a sunny day. On the bluff, sediment and dirt are starting to give way. // Photo by Kenzie Mahoskey By Kenzie Mahoskey Dirt...
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