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Nina Walsh

Nina Walsh (she/her) is a city news reporter for The Front. She studies political science and journalism. 

You can contact her at ninawalsh.thefront@gmail.com


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News

Fight to protect legacy forest lost

The Department of Natural Resources decided on Tuesday, Nov. 1, to move forward with the planned auction of a 40-acre plot of forest in Whatcom County, despite objections from conservationists and environmental activists. 

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News

More bike lanes, less parking: What are the impacts?

Bellingham City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, Oct.  24 to vote on whether to remove public parking on several streets to install bike lanes. The upcoming decision comes as a result of the Bicycle Master Plan, which the Bellingham City Council established in 2014 to create a more bike-friendly city. 

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City & County

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, but hazard pay is

Hazard pay will be ending on Oct. 31 for grocery workers in Bellingham. The $4 pay increase was tied to Bellingham’s  COVID-19 Proclamation of Local Emergency that was originally put into place on March 10, 2020. Gov. Inslee announced on Sept. 8 that all remaining emergency orders for the state will come to an end by Oct. 31. 

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City & County

Local artist repurposes rocks used in WinkWink vandalism to raise funds for LGBTQ+ youth

After a summer of harassment and a violent act of vandalism, Bellingham business WinkWink Boutique remains resilient in the face of hatred.  Five individuals threw rocks through the storefront windows of WinkWink in the early morning hours of Aug. 6, a culmination of the violent threats that the business had been receiving as a result of Uncringe Academy, the progressive sex-ed courses they offer for youth. 

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