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School districts confront mental health crisis

November 2, 2023
Aria Nguyen
Funding, additional mental health counselors and the potential for telehealth services are elements of the county-district partnership in ensuring youth are living safe and healthy lives.
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Hidden heroes: when family members serve as caregivers

October 23, 2023
Aria Nguyen

Family caregivers often are long-term, unpaid caregivers for loved ones living with cognitive diseases that impair memory, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s — a leading cause of death in Whatcom County.

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Reducing food waste: part of the food insecurity solution

October 8, 2023
Aria Nguyen

Food insecurity is a multifaceted issue with more than one cause — but managing food waste may be part of the solution.

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Measuring COVID-19 infections complicated by self-testing

September 29, 2023
Questen Inghram

Hospitalization rates and wastewater testing have become disease indicators when it comes to COVID-19.

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Who will solve the problems of downtown Bellingham?

September 15, 2023
Matt Benoit

Downtown businesses and civic leaders address downtown Bellingham’s problems of crime and safety.

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U.S., Canada make headway on cross-border Nooksack flood strategy

September 12, 2023
Catherine Skrzypinski and Clifford Heberden

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?

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Noise, toxins, traffic concerns with proposed metal shredding

September 7, 2023
Questen Inghram

Residents are concerned about noise, toxic dust, fire hazards and increased truck traffic if a proposed metal shredding facility along Marine Drive is built.

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Signs of a hidden threat: preparing for the really big one

September 6, 2023
Adam M. Sowards

New signs around the Salish Sea raise awareness in areas that might be inundated by tsunami.

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How new gun laws might make a difference

May 19, 2023
Kai Uyehara

A new firearms law addressing banning, waiting and training is aimed at aspects of safety and security. Will it work?

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City seeks balance: housing needs and forest benefits

May 5, 2023
Clifford Heberden

Bellingham faces the challenge of building homes to meet housing needs while preserving trees for public and environmental health.

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Shortage of mental health care providers hits home locally

April 28, 2023
Matt Benoit

“Not a pretty picture”: Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties — like elsewhere across the country — are seeing a shortage of mental health care providers, and not enough are in the training queue.

 

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Empty cupboards, new anxieties increase with rising food insecurity

April 7, 2023
Matt Benoit

Inflationary food prices and end of pandemic-era benefits bring added strain on lower-income residents facing food insecurity.

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Food banks and visitors struggle during food and funding scarcity

April 7, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Video: Food banks are traditionally food rescuers and distributors, but with stocks, funding and donations dwindling, resources are spread thin.

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Is Whatcom County ready for the next pandemic?

March 24, 2023
Matt Benoit

Three years after COVID-19 upended society, are state and local organizations ready for the possibility — however unlikely — that another pandemic could strike?

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No easy answers to Whatcom fentanyl health disaster

March 8, 2023
Matt Benoit

Fentanyl is involved in an increasing number of deadly overdoses and getting treatment for addiction to the synthetic opioid is a complex process — creating a local health disaster.

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Proposed changes to state’s Death with Dignity Act spark debate

February 16, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Amendments are being considered for Washington’s Death with Dignity Act, as patients continue to work through the complex process.

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