Last-minute voter registrations can be made at the Whatcom County Courthouse at 311 Grand Avenue in Bellingham by 8pm where registration updates and replacement ballots can also be obtained. Here is a list of Ballot Drop Off Locations in Whatcom.
In the first part of today's episode, we take a look at the mask policy, how many people are vaccinated and what happens if you don't comply with Western's covid protocols. Next, we look back at the October 2 women's march in Bellingham and the anti-abortion protest in Red Square.
Grab your ponchos and bolt down your belongings — there’s a storm coming Sunday night.
Western's current COVID-19 compliance criteria include an agreement to wear masks in required spaces on campus, but some wonder if they are required outdoors as well.
Bond Hall was closed over the weekend after a bomb threat was posted to Discord on Friday evening. The university says the incident is not viewed as a credible threat to health and safety of campus.
Western proposed the Coast Salish style longhouse for the first time as a part of the 2021-23 budget. Accompanying the budget, Assistant Director of Capital Budget Brian Ross published a project proposal outlining the goals of the project, including increasing Native student enrollment.
People First Bellingham continues their journey to add four new initiatives to the November City of Bellingham general election.
Volunteers are campaigning to get four initiatives added to the November ballot for Bellingham voters that focus on the issue of renting, policing and worker’s rights.
Task Force prepares to finalize recommendations on a potential Huxley College of the Environment name changeBy Kate Yeoman | May 25
The Black Student Union as a part of Western Washington University’s Black Student Organization, came together to create a list of demands for Western in June 2020. Amongst these was, “Prioritize the renaming of Huxley college... as well as re-evaluat[e] current buildings [names].”
On Friday evening, leadership from Western’s Black Student Organization hosted a virtual candidate forum for those running for both the Associated Students Executive Board and the Associated Student Senate.
Content Warning: Sexual Assault
Planned facility in downtown Bellingham aims to provide more services for people experiencing houselessnessBy Cameron Baird and Paige Thibaut | May 21
On April 27, Washington state’s capital budget allocated $4 million to develop The Way Station, a medical center that will serve people experiencing houselessness in Bellingham.
Editor's note: This story has been amended to clarify the relationship between tribal and federal governments. The clarification was made to a quotation from an interview with Millie Piazza, at her request. Additional information regarding section 6 of the Climate Commitment Act has been added to the story as well.
The Washington state eviction moratorium was extended on March 18 for what is expected to be the last time before it officially expires on June 30. In response, the Washington State Legislature announced a new bill with the intent to alleviate the pressures of the expiring moratorium and improve tenant protections.
Although the Washington State Legislator approved far more funding for Western Washington University than expected, revenues from enrollment are down and housing and dining are facing financial shortfalls as well.
On Saturday, May 15, two groups came together outside the Bellingham Police Department precinct to voice their opinions on policing. One group came to show their appreciation and support for BPD officers, the other came to counter and advocate for the defunding of the police department. The First Amendment was on full display as both sides exercised their rights as American citizens to hold signs on sidewalks and shout at each other.
Southern Resident killer whales, a population of Orcas in the Salish Sea, may benefit from a recent court ruling imposing regulations on the Phillips 66 oil refinery in Ferndale.
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Bellingham School District’s Project Free Education is aiming to reduce financial barriers for families of Bellingham students. 10 years ago, the district’s leadership team sought out to find costs, hidden and not-so-hidden, that were causing families to struggle to provide their children with necessities. The program finds itself still going strong today.
City denies claim filed by family of man who died in Bellingham police custody after repeatedly saying he couldn’t breatheBy Kelton Burns and Cliff Heberden | May 14
Editor’s note: This article contains graphic description and links to the bodycam footage of the death of a houseless person in police custody.