The Stop The Sweeps campout, taking place in front of Bellingham City Hall between Dec. 1 and Dec. 4, is part of a larger national movement focused on treating the homeless with dignity. Sweeps, as they’re called, are the traditional method of addressing homelessness with forced evictions of homeless camps. The idea of this movement is to end sweeps, and create more stability in the lives of homeless.
Ridgeway residents and campus community members are looking to increase dorm security. Students organized a safety walk in response to recent reports of lewd behavior, voyeurism and other crime on campus.