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State tax judgements, 4/22/15 to 5/20/15

Judgments of $5,000 or more issued by Washington State government agencies and filed locally in Whatcom County Superior Court. Listings include business name, judgment amount, the state agency filing the judgment, originating case number and filing date. Judgments can later be paid and lifted. Listings are only current as of their filing dates. Records are [...]

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Inslee signs tougher oil train laws, says situation still unsafe

Inslee signs tougher oil train laws, says situation still unsafe

By Jerry Cornfield Everett Herald OLYMPIA — Washington will hire more rail inspectors and let fire departments know ahead of time when train shipments of crude oil are coming though town under a new law signed Thursday. It also calls for more training of emergency responders, new analyses of risks posed by shipping oil on [...]

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State unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent in April

Washington state’s preliminary unemployment rate for April dropped to 5.5. percent, the lowest it’s been since 2008, according to the latest report from the state Employment Security Department. The unemployment rate fell 0.4 percentage points from the March 2015 revised rate of 5.9 percent. The state gained an estimated 8,200 jobs from March to April, [...]

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Federal tax liens, 4/23 to 5/21

Liens of $5,000 or more issued by the Internal Revenue Service. Listings include business name, lien amount, document number and  filing date. Records are obtained from the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office.  Federal tax liens Kappa Pizza LLC, $45,555.29, 2150403169, 4/28/15. Jason Klimp, $5,304.48, 2150403170, 4/28/15. Dalinda Race, $15,076.97, 2150500274, 5/4/15. Howard Jachter, $18,869.56, 2150500275, 5/4/15. Quality [...]

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HomeSkillet expands, but commits to staying small

HomeSkillet expands, but commits to staying small

Tina White’s mother danced on the Moulin Rouge stage in Paris and White carried on the tradition in her own way. Her quick footwork happens in the tight spaces between tables at Homeskillet, a tiny but popular breakfast and lunch restaurant that she owns with her husband, Kirby White, at 521 Kentucky St., in the [...]

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Striking PeaceHealth workers upset by closed facilities

Striking PeaceHealth workers upset by closed facilities

After a one-day strike over contract negotiations on May 14, PeaceHealth workers were not allowed to work on Thursday and Friday. It wasn’t a surprise – the nonprofit hospital told striking workers that they would not be allowed to work for two days following the strike due to the hospital’s three day obligation with a [...]

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Fairhaven clothing boutique closing after 10 years in business

Fairhaven clothing boutique closing after 10 years in business

Four Starrs Boutique, a men’s and women’s clothing and accessories store in Fairhaven, is closing after 10 years in business. The store, at 960 Harris Ave., Suite 101, next to Sirena Gelato, will close on June 12. Owner Danielle Starr said several things led to her decision to close the store. Sales at the store [...]

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Driver fined $550 for wreck that spilled millions of bees en route to Lynden

Driver fined $550 for wreck that spilled millions of bees en route to Lynden

By Diana Hefley, Everett Herald writer  LYNNWOOD — It was a morning commute like no other. A semi-truck hauling more than 13 million honeybees overturned on I-5 near Lynnwood last month. As the sun rose higher and temperatures warmed the bees made it clear they weren’t happy about the unexpected stop. One Washington State Patrol trooper described the [...]

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Farmers Market sales dip as market for local organic food grows

Farmers Market sales dip as market for local organic food grows

After years of steady growth, sales at the Bellingham Farmers Market leveled off and declined about 3 percent per year starting in 2011. That drop is minuscule compared to the market’s growth up to 2011, market director Caprice Teske said. Gross sales at the market have nearly doubled since 2006, growing from about $1 million [...]

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