The Northwest Passage

Bellingham's Underground Newspaper

The Northwest Passage was known for covering issues that the straight news media would often ignore. They never strived for objectivity, but rather focused on influencing people and being a voice for counterculture. The Passages first big break was when they exposed that Georgia Pacific was letting mercury discharges go into Bellingham Bay. They often reported on environmental issues and was known for their persistent muckraking. 

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Frank Kathman, Publisher and Co-Founder   

(Frank in Cover Photo; top row, right.  Tall with Mustache)