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City adds ‘Hearing loop’ to council chambers

Renovations to the City Council chambers, pictured in this January 2018 file photo, will include improvements to accessibility, including a "hearing...

Brief: Man’s body found near The Outback Farm

Police investigate the wooded area next to the Outback Farm where a man's body was found on Thursday, March 5. //...

Sailing in the San Juans

By Giovanni Roverso The Lopez Island team regatta between Western and University of Washington on March 3 was sweet, sunny and relatively tranquil compared to...

Vikings sail away in Lake Whatcom

By Giovanni Roverso A powerful gust of wind put a few worried frowns on peoples’ faces as the moored double-handed dinghies flapped loudly. But within...

Veni Vidi Ascendi climbing competition slated for this weekend

By Giovanni Roverso Students and Bellingham community members get to be the first to try their hands — and feet — at the 11th-annual bouldering...

Bellingham City Council passes emergency ordinance to address homelessness crisis

By Giovanni Roverso Temporary homeless encampments are now legal in Bellingham, which spends more than $1 million every year on homelessness, after the Bellingham City Council...

Volleyball trio nabs national recognition

By Giovanni Roverso The American Volleyball Coaches Association named outside hitter and Western junior Abby Phelps a first-team All-American in December. Senior opposite Joelle Buckner...

Paid sick leave now an option for hourly workers

By Giovanni Roverso Washington state residents earning minimum wage received another pay increase in 2018, as well as the right...

Sales down at the AS bookstore, students shift to rentals, e-books

Many factors are involved in an approximately three-year downward swing in sales at Western’s Associated Students Bookstore. Total sales dropped by $190,583 in the...

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Bellingham, Western’s historical response to health crises

A comprehensive overview from the 1918 Spanish flu to now Drummers, sailors...

Seeking workforce diversity, Bellingham School District creates new position

A new director role in the school district gives hope for equitable change.   Illustration of a teacher...

Two Bellingham residents receive Outstanding Graduate title

Ina LaGrandeur and Julie McElroy stood out in their studies at WWU By Shannon Steffens

Post-apocalyptic movies: morbid fascination or healthy coping mechanism?

With the pandemic taking a toll on the country, people are resorting to more virtual ways of entertainment

Local roller derby league leaves the bruises at home and rolls with the pandemic.

The local roller derby league has started a weekly event that follows current mask and distancing guidelines.