Flight non-simulator: If you've never flown into Bellingham International Airport, this 11-minute Youtube video takes you along for the ride, courtesy of SANspotter, a guy who apparently records such videos on various flights.
Coal not discussed: Now that Gov. Jay Inslee is back from his nine-day trade mission to Korea and Japan, his office is reporting to The Bellingham Herald that officials in Asia did not bring up the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point with the governor. Japan and South Korea were the second and third largest importers of coal in 2012, behind China. “As far as I can recall, this specific issue didn’t come up in any of the meetings the governor had with government officials or with businesses,” Inslee spokeswoman Jaime Smith said on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Friday event: Get your tickets by Sept. 11 for the Chuckanut Radio Hour featuring Bainbridge Island’s Jonathan Evison sharing his new book, “This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!” This one will be at Whatcom Community College’s Heiner Center Theatre, 237 W. Kellogg Road.
Pot survey: People have until Friday, Sept. 11, to take part in an online survey as Washington state health officials develop a plan to educate the public about tobacco and marijuana use. That includes preventing their use by youths.
Cheese alert: The recall has expanded for Kraft American Singles, those handy almost-cheese slices that so many grew up melting for grilled cheese sandwiches. A thin piece of plastic can get left behind when you remove the wrapper, creating a choking hazard (and nasty surprise in your sandwich). Meanwhile, the salmonella-tainted cucumber outbreak has sickened roughly 300 people in 27 states, and the lawsuits already are starting.
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