Emma Gardner

Emma Gardner

Staff Reporter


WTD

What's the Deal With: Woodstock Farm?

Scenic park part of Bellingham history

BUSINESS

Just one's cup of tea: James Street shop brings board gamers together

D&Tea celebrates grand opening Friday

LOCAL

Local representatives call for answers regarding mail delays

Larsen, DelBene criticize USPS for chronic backlogs, understaffing

INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS

Lummi Nation solidifies partnership with UW medical school

Program connects medical students to Lummi clinic

LAW & JUSTICE

Former assistant manager arrested on suspicion of embezzlement

Bellingham Hardware Sales' Siniscarco allegedly stole over $1.4 million

BUSINESS

Whatcom County plagued by mail delays

USPS understaffing leads to slow deliveries of medication, bills, other important mail

GOVERNMENT

New labor requirements to go into effect New Year's Day

State to implement higher minimum wage, new rights for rideshare drivers

PARKS & REC

Greenways planning seeks to connect trails, open spaces

City Council passed 4-year plan this month

TRANSPORTATION

Southwest cancels all Tuesday flights into, out of BLI

Airline suffering from widespread disruptions following storm

GOVERNMENT

Federal spending package funds infrastructure, educational projects

Funded projects include WTA electrification, WWU longhouse

WTD?

What's the Deal With: The ASB Trail?

Path offers beautiful views, but beware the water

BUSINESS

Pandemic-inspired parklets to remain downtown fixtures

Some have traffic safety concerns; city to reevaluate in fall

WTD?

What's the Deal With: The Bellingham Armory?

The 111-year-old building began as a storage facility

INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS

Festival celebrates sustainable fishing on Lummi Island

2022 marks return of the event after years of inactivity

ENVIRONMENT

Expect another cold, wet winter as La Niña returns for a third year

Too early to say if pattern will bring flooding, increased snowfall

ENVIRONMENT

Federal, state agencies respond to San Juan fuel spill

Orcas have been spotted in the area, but are moving away

COMMUNITY

Gates open at NW Washington Fair

Annual event highlights agriculture, local businesses

TRANSPORTATION

Lummi Island ferry to be replaced with hybrid ferry

Larsen, DelBene secure $25 million in federal money

BUSINESS

NW Washington Fair opens Thursday

Attraction will last 10 days for second year in a row

COMMUNITY

Kids Fest brings fun, games to Civic Field

Annual event shows off local enrichment

SAFETY

Bear attack north of Lake Whatcom injures jogger

Bear was tracked and killed last night by Fish and Wildlife

HEALTH

New 988 hotline bolsters state mental health system

Challenges remain for local crisis care

ELECTIONS

Timmons, Johnson in the lead for 42nd District’s second position

Two Republicans locked in close race, more votes to come

COVID-19

Pop-up vaccine clinics coming soon; testing hours reduced

Vaccinations now available for most children under 5

HEALTH

Whatcom County prepares for monkeypox arrival

Vaccines, tests already available

COMMUNITY

Community celebrates immigration, advocates for resources

Installation of 10,000 origami butterflies celebrates immigration

HISTORY

Old City Hall tours bring Bellingham history to life

Tours of iconic landmark recently resumed

COMMUNITY

Bellingham Budfest celebrates local cannabis community

All-ages event combines festivities and advocacy

LOCAL

Digital resources in Whatcom libraries restored following breach

Phone services at Whatcom libraries still affected, investigation ongoing

HOUSING

Inslee, officials celebrate new affordable housing development

Sustainable homes product of community and government collaboration

ELECTIONS

Four candidates vie for 42nd District's second House position

Housing, public safety, abortion among top issues

TRANSPORTATION

UPDATE: Road to Artist Point opens Monday afternoon

Efforts took longer than usual due to snow, weather conditions

CAMPING

Campsite demand, park usage driven up by pandemic

Reservations increasingly difficult to secure in Whatcom County

HEALTH

Blood shortage continues as summer need rises

Eligible residents encouraged to donate blood

GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

Everson Library celebrates completed renovation

Speeches, ribbon-cutting took place inside remodeled library

BOOKS

Books by the Bay Book Fair celebrates local authors

Event takes place on last day of Chanticleer Authors Conference

LOCAL

Temperatures to rise after unseasonably cold spring

Thermometer expected to hit mid- to low-80s over weekend

COMMUNITY

Birchwood International Market returns for the summer

Market celebrates neighborhood community, diversity