A growing demand for construction workers has led Bellingham Technical College to offer a new program in carpentry. Build Your Future, a national nonprofit, says more than 1.5 million skilled craft professionals will be needed in the next four years.
Work continues in Spring 2018 on a project to transform a former industrial site on Bellingham's downtown waterfront to residential and commercial use. An early highlight is Waypoint Park on Whatcom Waterway, which includes the refurbished acid ball.
The Pacific Whale Watch Association, which includes 32 companies in Washington and British Columbia, has adopted vessel operation guidelines it says will better protect killer whales and humpbacks in the Salish Sea.
Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, explains why the national average price of gasoline is now its priciest since July 2015. GasBuddy is a smartphone app that uses crowd-sourced information to track gas prices.