Posted by Jim Donaldson on May 13, 2015
Is marriage going out of style in Washington state? Genealogy site MooseRoots.com used U.S. Census data to see how marriage rates have changed in Washington over time and as it turns out, tying the knot is on a downward trend, in Whatcom County and elsewhere.
According to the data, 60.8 percent of Whatcom County residents were married in the 1970 census. By the 2010 count, that number was down to 50.5 percent - among the lowest rates in Washington. Some of that may have to do with the presence of Western Washington University. By comparison, the marriage rate in Whitman County, home to Washington State University and a place where college kids outnumber wheat farmers by a large margin, was only 38.4 percent in 2010.
The “most married” county? That would be Lincoln County in eastern Washington, where 66.1 percent of the population was married in 2010. But the county has only 10,570 residents - fewer than Ferndale.
Posted by Jim Donaldson on March 26, 2015
You’d think if someone was looking for hipsters in Whatcom County, they’d start at a coffeeshop in Fairhaven or maybe a brewpub near downtown Bellingham, searching out people wearing those thick-framed glasses and vintage combat boots and packing a yoga mat.
Posted by Debbie Townsend on March 24, 2015
Many varieties of Amy’s Kitchen frozen meals and Rising Moon organic frozen ravioli are being recalled because the spinach in them may contain listeria.
Posted by Debbie Townsend on March 17, 2015
If you have raw walnuts, in halves or pieces, from Trader Joe’s you need to check the packaging. The grocer is recalling some lots because of a potential risk of salmonella.
Posted by Jim Donaldson on March 12, 2015
Thanks in large part to some good early spring weather, workers plan to restore a section of Mount Baker Highway to two lanes next week, Washington State Department of Transportation officials said Thursday, March 12.
Posted by Jim Donaldson on March 2, 2015
One of the llamas that galloped across the Internet that week was born and raised in Bellingham, according to Jeff and Niki Kuklenski of JNK Llamas.