Following up on Patriot Front flyering: Struggling to get answers from Ferndale officials / Sandy Robson

October 10, 2019 Sandy Robson

On October 1, 2019, I sent an email to Ferndale Police Chief Kevin Turner, explaining that I was gathering information for a possible article for The Searchlight Review, regarding the recent flyering activities here in Whatcom County by the white nationalist/white supremacist hate group, the Patriot Front.

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Bellingham: The City of Insidious Discrimination / Noisy Waters Northwest

February 23, 2018  Dena Jensen

Monday February 19, 2018 was the one year anniversary of the Dignity Vigils in Bellingham, where community members have been gathering to stand in solidarity with undocumented and immigrant families and people as well as joining to stand against law enforcement and federal immigration collaboration which leads to deportation. These weekly events, part of the Keep Bellingham Families Working campaign, have been occurring every Monday during the lunch hour in front of civic buildings downtown, and often on Monday evenings at the WTA station on Railroad Avenue. Continue reading

Western students boycott outside Costco / The Western Front, Nic Ulmer


Western junior Pollete Trana protests against Driscoll's Berries at a boycott outside of the Bellingham Costco on Sunday, April 12. // Photo by Nic Ulmer

Western junior Pollete Trana protests against Driscoll’s Berries at a boycott outside of the Bellingham Costco on Sunday, April 12. // Photo by Nic Ulmer

APRIL 19, 2016 Nic Ulmer

Western students and community members held a protest outside Costco on Monday, April 17, urging shoppers and the store to boycott Driscoll’s Berries and Sakuma Brothers for their reputation of mistreatment toward farmworkers. Continue reading

Not a balanced article whatsoever / Facebook post, Sj Robson

$10,000 bail.jpg20 hrs December 2, 2015  Sandy Robson

I usually think WWU’s The Western Front newspaper does a good job of its coverage on stories. However, I think this Dec. 1, 2015 article about the bail hearing for Tysen Campbell, who allegedly posted one or more online racially-charged threats against WWU’s AS President Belina Seare, is not a balanced article whatsoever, and it is inaccurate. Continue reading