As the Whatcom Racial Equity Commission enters its fourth year of development, the next steps include hiring an executive director and seating a board with representatives and community members, according to the enabling ordinance.
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Employees at the Forest Street and Cordata Co-op locations have voted in favor of unionization after workers from both stores said they experience “abysmal” pay, limited benefits, and a lack of respect and accommodation from upper management.
Amidst a housing crisis, the City of Bellingham’s Rental Registration and Safety Inspection Program is undergoing new improvements, with potentially positive implications for new renters.