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Western lays off all RAs and apartment advisers

This article was amended on April 1, 2020, to reflect a change of language. Washington’s Employment Security Department (along with several of...

Who, exactly, is ‘essential?’

In this April 2019 file photo, Emily Gish, 20, torches a creme bruleé to caramelize the top layer at a local...

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’

On Tuesday, the Whatcom County Health Department announced that it would stop publicly tracking the paths of people who test positive...

Solitude is an antiviral

A rider tops a jump at the Port of Bellingham Waterfront Bike Park on Tuesday, March 17. As the city self-quarantines...

As COVID creeps in, delivery services bustle

In this October 2019 file photo, Georgeos Karadimas cooks for customers at his food truck GREEKTOWN at the Goods Second Annual...

First WWU Student tests positive

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

Can you get tested in Whatcom County? Maybe.

By Jordan Kiel The CDC's test for SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, is still...

County OKs $250K budget to address COVID

In this file photo from October 2019, the Whatcom County Council votes to approve an ordinance to fund supportive and affordable...

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