Groups of protestors block camp displacement; small number enter city hall

Bellingham’s City Hall became the center of heated demonstration Friday, January 22, as varying groups of protestors spent the day gathered around the site protesting the city’s planned removal of a large tent encampment known as Camp 210.

Protesters arrived early in the morning and blocked the entrance to the…

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On Thursday morning, Bellingham city officials and law enforcement officers began an unexpected sweep of Camp…

Activists call for action, call sweeps ‘violent and traumatic’

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The City of Bellingham issued a notice Tuesday that it will sweep Camp 210’s new site…

Activists denounce city’s handling of housing crisis; call for no-barrier shelter, amnesty for detained protesters

A group of about 70 people gathered the afternoon of Feb. 20 to protest the Bellingham Police Department and its role in the policing of homelessness in the city. The protest, promoted as “You Sweep, We Strike,” had three demands: amnesty for protesters and campers who were arrested and investigated…

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Wash. — Chad Baloy works not only at Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham, Washington, but he works on the university.

Chad is a gardener at WWU, working to tend to and beautify all the plants that everyone passes by every day. He has been doing so…

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Whatcom Transportation Authority will add two all-electric buses to its fleet in 2020, reducing carbon emissions by 1,100 tons per bus during their 12-year service life.

According to WTA, the company received a $2.3 million grant in 2018 from the Federal Transit Administration that would cover 85%…

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