Posted by Jim Donaldson on May 27, 2015
You know how Bellingham always seems to do well on those top 10 rankings that rate cities as most livable, most bicycle friendly, most subdued, etc.?
Well, the website HomeSnacks.com - two bloggers who crunch a wide variety of data about U.S. cities - has rated the worst cities in Washington state. And Bellingham came in at No. 53, right between Lacey (52) and Lake Stevens (54).
The site ranked cities with a population of more than 10,000 people, so only two other Whatcom County cities made the list - Ferndale is ranked No. 69, and Lynden is No. 79, out of a total of 110.
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.
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.