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It’s a busy weekend for a tract of scrub land next to Interstate 5 that is being turned into an environmentally minded mini-farm in the heart of Bellingham.

York Community Farm will hold its summer solstice party Saturday, June 25. The same day, the farm will be the first of its kind…

A group canvassed parts of a beach near Cap Sante Marina last week.

While some walked slowly back and forth with their heads down, looking for out-of-place items, others sat in groups with buckets and strainers, sifting sand as if panning for gold.

“We’re picking up anything on the…

A Watered Garden Family Learning Center was established in 2003 and had about six volunteers in 2015. Volunteers who share their time and experience with the learners come from various backgrounds and cultures. Most are students at Western Washington University and are adding capacity to their…

The Teaching-Learning Academy at Western Washington University invites students, faculty, staff and community members to come together for a day of service on Friday, April 15, by signing up to volunteer for one of six organizations on campus and in the community.

In 2014, the…

Barb Roy of Ferndale wears glasses but hadn’t had an eye exam in six or seven years. She found herself moving printed material closer to her face when she read, so she figured it was time to have her eyes checked again.

But there was a problem. Money.

The Peace Corps released the 2016 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country, and Western Washington University was ranked No. 3 among medium-sized schools, with 41 alumni currently volunteering worldwide.

Western has ranked in the top 10 among…

NINA OLIVIER is a French-American living and volunteering in the Philippines.

She was born and raised in San Diego, California, USA where she fell in love with the ocean, and where her interest in marine biology and conservation started.

She’s a graduate of Bachelor of Science…

There are some people who see a problem and find a solution. That’s true of one student at Seattle Pacific University who transformed her feelings about what she was observing into action. Now, her school is all set to become the first private college in Washington state to feed the homeless by…

The Peace Corps and Western Washington University today announced a new partnership that will offer students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service to prepare them for a career in international development.

Western students will be able to apply to the new…

About 1,000 fifth graders from Skagit and Whatcom counties are visiting Western Washington University today, Oct. 20, to see firsthand what a university campus is like. The tour kicks off the seventh year of Compass 2 Campus, a proactive effort that sends trained WWU student mentors into schools…

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