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Security industry is leary about working with marijuana businesses

Security industry is leary about working with marijuana businesses

Jeff Clark was working late in the back of his store one December night when he heard a thump at the other end of the building. Shards of glass rained onto the floor as the outer pane on his double-paned door broke. The would-be burglar was trying to kick in the second pane of glass [...]

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Milano’s in Glacier reopening under new ownership this month

A restauranteur who has opened restaurants in Seattle, London and South America will reopen Milano’s Restaurant in Glacier later this month. Dave Reera closed the restaurant after President’s Day, on Feb. 16, due to a lack of business during one of the worst ski seasons in recent history. Reera took over Milano’s in August 2014 [...]

Events, News

Nonprofit holding recreation expo on March 12

Recreation Northwest is holding its second annual Recreation Northwest Expo at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at the Best Western Lakeway Inn in Bellingham. Recreation Northwest is a Bellingham-based nonprofit that promotes outdoor recreation. The free expo will have a collection of representatives and exhibitors from local and regional events and businesses. Exhibitors include [...]

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Snohomish County Council takes step toward commercial flights at Everett

By Noah Haglund Everett Herald Writer EVERETT — The Snohomish County Council on Monday approved a lease option that could open the door to commercial air service at Paine Field, a topic mired in decades of fierce debate. Council members voted 3-2 in favor of the agreement with New York-based Propeller Airports. Once the meeting concluded, Propeller CEO [...]

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Businesses in the foothills hit hard by lack of snow

Businesses in the foothills hit hard by lack of snow

On a typical winter morning, a line of skiers and snowboarders file into Wake ‘N Bakery in Glacier for a caffeine fix or breakfast burrito before driving the hairpin turns on Highway 542 to the Mount Baker Ski Area. But there’s no morning rush this winter at the coffee shop and bakery, owners Court and [...]

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Proposed commercial flights at Everett airport met with opposition

Proposed commercial flights at Everett airport met with opposition

By Noah Haglund (Everett) Herald writer EVERETT — People who oppose commercial passenger flights at Paine Field turned out in force Tuesday at the Snohomish County Council’s first public discussion of a lease proposal that could make their fear a reality. If approved by county leaders, an option to lease would give New York-based Propeller Airports three years to design a [...]

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Cargo ships wait out West Coast port slowdown in Bellingham Bay

Cargo ships wait out West Coast port slowdown in Bellingham Bay

Several cargo ships bound for large West Coast ports waited out a port labor dispute by anchoring in Bellingham Bay over the weekend. After nine months of contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, all 29 West Coast ports closed to incoming traffic on Friday, Feb. 13. They [...]

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Love and Business: Couples in business share tips for success

Love and Business: Couples in business share tips for success

Evolve Truffles, complex and balanced, like a relationship Love is in the air at the shared kitchen on State Street where Shannon and Christy Fox, co-owners of Evolve Truffles, make small batches of chocolate truffles. Orders ramped up before Valentine’s Day, and Shannon and Christy were busy preparing orders of their Valentine’s truffles and shipping [...]

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Haggen’s big takeover begins

Haggen’s big takeover begins

Haggen’s acquisition of 146 former Safeway and Albertsons supermarkets began at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, when the grocery chain took ownership of Albertsons in Monroe, Washington. The Bellingham-based grocery chain acquired the store as part of a $9.2 billion merger between Albertsons and Safeway. The Federal Trade Commission required Albertsons and Safeway to [...]

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