News for Human Interest

Monday, June 01, 2020
June 1, 2020– A summer reading program for kids, teens and adults launches June 1 at local public libraries. Because library buildings currently remain closed due to COVID-19 public health guidance, there are a few changes this year, but the annual program’s focus on discovery remains the same. Visit your local library online to find out more.The Bellingham Public Library and Whatcom County ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Your life expectancy. Your ability to pay rent or collect rental payments. Your decision to renegotiate debt or file for bankruptcy.  The question: What are issues raised by a coronavirus pandemic that will swamp a legal office?  Attorney Emily Rose Mowrey of Limitless Law in Bellingham is grateful to be among a handful of people whose businesses or employment hasn’t been adversely affected by ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, May 21, 2020
 The Regional Economic Partnership (REP) at the Port of Bellingham is pleased to announce that Northwest Laboratory (NWL) is providing COVID-19 testing services for area Whatcom County businesses, including the local manufacturing community. Following the successful rollout of COVID-19 testing services, NWL developed an employer based solution for companies to test their employees.  “As the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, May 14, 2020
As the weather begins to warm, we are reminded that Spring is a season of compassion, renewal, and growth. We are aware that travel is limited to essential trips only; since re-opening our doors on April 22nd, we have been taking the necessary procedures to comply with state mandated regulations. We have had a variety of guests stay with us, but we have remained assiduous in allowing recently ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Women’s Professional Network Sponsors  DRIVE BY DONATION:A Non-Contact Support for the Bellingham Foodbank  June 6th10am – 1pm  Location:IAj Media - 112 Ohio St #101, Bellingham, WA 98225 (across from Bellingham High School)  We are asking the community and local businesses to collect non-perishable foods and then drop then on June 6th drive by and drop them off to WPN members, who will be ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Republic Services has launched “Committed to Serve,” a $20 million community investment initiative to recognize our essential frontline employees, their families, and small businesses in our community.  We know small businesses are being hit the hardest during this time of uncertainty, and we are proud to do what we can to help.  Our ‘Committed to Serve’ initiative is a gesture of support for both ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, May 07, 2020
COVID-19 has taken us all by surprise and the changes to our personal and business lives have been swift and drastic. Office buildings, commercial spaces, restaurants, churches and social gathering establishments have halted operation and emptied to prevent further spread of the virus.  We recognize that many of the energy settings may not have changed to adjust to the lack of use as we embrace ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Based on the recommendation of the Whatcom County Health Department, the Northwest Washington Fair Board unanimously voted to postpone the 2020 Northwest Washington Fair to August 16-21, 2021.  “The Fair is a chance for our community to come together and celebrate our individual and collective achievements,” said Board President Nate Kleindel. “We are saddened that the current circumstances have ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Whatcom Literacy Council’s annual TRIVIA BEE & Silent Auction Friday, May 1st, 2020 at BTC’s Settlemyer Hall 6 pm – 9:15 pm.NEW DATE: November 14th, 2020!!   The Whatcom Literacy Council will be hosting their 24th Annual TRIVIA BEE & Silent Auction from 6 p.m. to 9 pm on Saturday, November 14th, 2020 at Bellingham Technical College’s Settlemyer Hall in Campus Center.This new date was chosen in ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Looking for a new source for online entertainment and educational resources while you’re spending time at home? Turn to your library. In addition to the wealth of digital content such as streaming music and movies, eBooks and eAudiobooks, genealogy tools and more on wcls.org, the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is now creating original programming for WCLS@Home. The daily online feature ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest