The Washington State mask mandate was lifted on March 12, but some businesses are choosing to keep the requirement. Mallard Ice Cream, Phoebe Wahl & Co., Henderson Books and Northwest Yarns are just a few downtown Bellingham locations that require masks to enter.
High rent costs continue to be a struggle for Bellingham residents due to several factors, including low vacancy rates.
When someone asks “What are you knitting?” the answer is normally, “a scarf” or “a hat,” but for volunteers knitting for a Bellingham-based charity, the answer is a bit unexpected. Knitted Knockers supplies thousands of hand-knit breast prostheses to breast cancer survivors all over the country.
Starbucks employees’ nationwide wave of labor solidarity has reached Bellingham. The drive-thru location at Iowa and King Streets filed its letter of intent to hold an election on whether to unionize on April 15. If successful, they will join dozens of other unionized locations across the country.
Members from throughout the community came together at Fairhaven Park for a work party on April 22, as a part of the city’s efforts to celebrate Earth Week.
After its grand opening in February, Time & Materials Taphouse is continuing to stay busy with the Bellingham beer community.
A new movie out of Bellingham called, “Atmospheric River Rats” premiered at Kulshan Brewing on April 16, bringing in over 150 people together to watch a mountain bike film that has since racked up nearly 11,500 views on YouTube.
Colleges across the US have experienced a decline in enrollment since the fall of 2019. Western Washington University is no exception.
Jason McGill has been appointed to the Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence. McGill said he saw the intersections between domestic and sexual violence and homelessness when working with people experiencing homelessness, which is why he wanted to become part of the commission.
Bellingham City Council has taken the next steps to establish a permanent disc golf course at Lake Padden to meet the needs of the community’s growing interest in the sport.
From Texas to Washington, Are You My Human? Dog Rescue & Lounge helps rescue puppies and mamas find their fur-ever homesBy Jordan Oliver | April 26
When Devin Parks first decided to open a dog rescue and lounge in downtown Bellingham in May 2021, his intention was to help dogs find homes. Now, 11 months and almost 200 dog adoptions later, Parks said that not only has the business helped dogs, but it has made an impact on Bellingham as well.
Film is Truth has been a local attraction in Bellingham since 1997. For nearly 25 years, the store was a spot for people interested in finding unique films, VHS tapes, underdog filmmakers and those who watch movies on DVD.
Masks are now optional on public transportation as of April 19. This change resulted from U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle of the Florida Middle District’s decision on April 18, which ruled the mask mandate as “unlawful.”
Construction on Arroyo Park's closed and damaged bridge above Chuckanut Creek could begin this summer, but it all depends on decisions made by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Clayton Beach will see the construction of a new pedestrian path and overpass from its trailhead, addressing decades-long safety concerns of people crossing the railroad to access the beach.
Shifting Gears and the Community Boating Center have begun partnering with one another to create free kayaking events for women and non-binary individuals. The partnership commenced during Shifting Gears this March 1-8, in honor of International Women’s Day.