Rising seas force adaptation to climate change
Communities struggle with rising sea levels, shoreline erosion, well contamination.
Minimum wage increases, renter protections high priority among young voters
Initiatives on Bellingham’s general election ballot to raise the minimum wage and strengthen renter protections are personal for many young voters in the city, and they plan to show it when ballots drop on Oct. 20.
U.S., Canada make headway on cross-border Nooksack flood strategy
As the two-year anniversary of a devastating Nooksack River flood approaches, cross-border strategy talks are beginning to take shape, taking community cooperation and climate change into consideration. Is it enough?
Candidates talk water as Whatcom wells run dry
Nooksack watershed and Whatcom County leaders face lower streamflows, higher stream temperatures, less snow runoff and higher temperatures. What do candidates say?
Does military service influence the veteran vote?
Military veterans have served their country and reintegrated into civilian life. When it comes to local elections, do they vote?
Showtime in Mount Vernon: Lincoln Theatre is a star in downtown renewal
A symbol for local revival, the century-old Lincoln Theatre has helped stimulate business and bring back visitors to riverfront downtown Mount Vernon.
Paradox of passion, apathy impacts young voter turnout
Younger voters care deeply about renter protections, homelessness, social justice and racism — but will they go to the polls to make their voices heard in this year’s election?
Wireworms pester new farmers, puzzle the seasoned
Growers who are farming organically on converted pastureland tend to face what amounts to an entry fee in the form of a hard-to-manage pest that bore into the below-ground portions of potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, corn and other crops, killing or stunting the plant.
Making charcoal as a first step to facing climate change
A Whatcom-based organization seeks to engage farmers and forest owners in conserving carbon with a trust that makes environmental and financial sense.
How new gun laws might make a difference
A new firearms law addressing banning, waiting and training is aimed at aspects of safety and security. Will it work?
BC metal recycler may site shredder on Bellingham Bay
A scrap metal recycling company which has been the subject of noise complaints from neighbors is reportedly looking to expand its operations along Bellingham Bay.
Expectations are high, questions remain as waterfront neighborhood takes shape
In early planning, Bellingham envisioned an urban village, public spaces, new jobs and low-income housing on the former GP property on Bellingham Bay. What’s actually in development?
Mind the gap: Whatcom providers face challenges in meeting need for child care
Video: A look at a day in the life of a child care worker reveals the growing gap in meeting the needs of families, providers and employers throughout the community.
Empty cupboards, new anxieties increase with rising food insecurity
Inflationary food prices and end of pandemic-era benefits bring added strain on lower-income residents facing food insecurity.