Dean Kahn

Dean Kahn

Will these concrete bollards be the next palette for Bellingham artists?

A Bellingham artist ran into trouble for painting downtown bollards to resemble toadstools without first seeking permission from the city. Meanwhile, a yarn shop employee has knit a popular Pikachu figure that fits over a bollard, and a nonprofit downtown promotion group is thinking about painting bollards as part of a color-filled event to brighten a sleepy block in the city’s commercial center.

Dean Kahn

History exhibits returning to Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall

Activities and exhibits will be free during an open house Thursday, Aug. 11, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Whatcom Museum. The public can tour the museum’s three buildings in downtown Bellingham – the Lightcatcher art gallery, Old City Hall and Syre Education Center. The open house will present two new history exhibits.

Dean Kahn

What you can see and do for free Aug. 11 at Whatcom Museum

Activities and exhibits will be free during an open house Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Whatcom Museum. The public can tour the museum’s three buildings in downtown Bellingham — the Lightcatcher art gallery, Old City Hall, and Syre Education Center. The open house will present two new history exhibits in Old City Hall.

Dean Kahn

How do you honor fallen firefighters who died decades ago?

Ferndale Fire Chief Clyde Eaton died from fire injuries in 1950. Whatcom County Fire District 7 wanted him honored at Washington’s annual service for fallen firefighters, but there’s no memorial for those who died in the line of duty decades ago. The new Washington State Fallen Firefighters Foundation is raising money to build a permanent memorial in the state capital in Olympia.

Dean Kahn

Group that helps salmon reach home finally finds its own home

For 25 years, the folks at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association have labored to improve rivers and streams so salmon can return home to spawning waters that are cold, clear and flowing. Now, after a quarter-century of cobbling together space for its offices and equipment, often in different locations, the staff and volunteers at NSEA finally have a home of their own.

Dean Kahn

Bellingham left out of top 10 ‘hippie hideouts’

While Bellingham, Wash., wasn’t named to travel.alot’s list of 10 ‘hippie hideout’ cities, Bellingham’s hippie legacy from the 1960s and ’70s remains strong and alive in local environmental laws, ballot measures for parks and trails, and array of community groups.

Dean Kahn

Trump rally a Saturday to remember in Lynden

Protests remained civil, without arrests, in the vicinity of Donald Trump’s campaign rally Saturday, May 7, in Lynden, Wash. Three Seattle protesters were arrested for blocking main highway nearby, but Trump’s motorcade took a different route to rally.

Dean Kahn

8 killed in 1982 Investor murders remembered in Blaine exhibit

A photo exhibit, “Lost at Sea: Remembering the Victims of the F/V Investor Murders,” by independent Alaska journalist Brittany Retherford, will be shown May 1, 2016, at Blaine High School. In 1982, four members of the Coulthursts, a Blaine fishing family, and four young crewmen, were killed aboard the Investor, a purse seiner , near Craig, Alaska. With a charged suspect acquitted, the case remains unsolved.

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Consumers outraged over EpiPen pricing

The huge increase of the list price for the severe-allergy drug injector has led to backlash against Mylan, the latest in a string of pharmaceutical companies accused of price gouging.
The New York Times
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Consumers outraged over EpiPen pricing

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Happy 100th birthday to the National Park Service

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Fire crews battle wildfire near Sumas in north Whatcom County