Report: Bellingham seen as a construction “hot spot”

Filed on 01. Jun, 2014 in News

Report: Bellingham seen as a construction “hot spot”

With a number of new building projects in the pipeline, Bellingham was recently placed on a list of U.S. cities where construction activity is expected to grow rapidly over the next 12 to 18 months. Bellingham is among 20 cities nationwide designated as “hot spots” of future building activity, according to Reed Construction Data, a [...]

WWU DECA students score big at international conference

Filed on 29. May, 2014 in News

Western Washington University’s Distribution Education Club of America  team traveled to Washington, D.C. and placed 15 members in the finals with seven finishing in the national top 10 at the 2014 International Career Development Conference on April 23-26. The ICDC roughly brings 2,000 college students from around the world to compete in business simulations and [...]

State launches new recreational boating app

Filed on 28. May, 2014 in News

Boaters who want to find out where to launch their boats or tie up for a weekend on the water can do so now through Washington Water Cruiser, a new app launched by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. The map-based app was created by SmartMine, the technology development team at GeoEngineers, using a [...]

New paint on Ferndale’s I-5 bridges could bring minor delays

Filed on 27. May, 2014 in News

Starting Tuesday, May 27, drivers can expect nighttime single-lane closures in both directions of Interstate 5 near the bridges over the Nooksack River in Ferndale between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., while contractor crews build scaffolding and wrap the bridges in plastic. Once the prep work is complete, crews will do the majority [...]

Boeing’s new mantra: incremental tech development

Filed on 26. May, 2014 in News

By Dan Catchpole The (Everett) Daily Herald Boeing Co. CEO Jim McNerney has a new religion on airplane development: Steadily deliver incremental innovation rather than bank on “moon shots,” such as the 707 and 787. On Boeing’s annual investor conference webcast on Wednesday, March 21, top executives emphasized company-wide efforts to cut costs, minimize risk [...]

Washington’s 777X tax breaks could be challenged by EU

Filed on 22. May, 2014 in News

By Dan Catchpole The (Everett) Daily Herald European Union officials are considering challenging tax breaks passed by Washington last November to encourage the Boeing Co. to assemble the new 777X jetliner here, Reuters reports. The challenge would be the latest in a decade-old trade dispute between the EU and U.S. over aid for the aerospace industry. Each side [...]

Jobs Report: County unemployment estimated at 5.8 percent

Filed on 21. May, 2014 in News

Jobs Report: County unemployment estimated at 5.8 percent

Whatcom County’s unemployment rate was initially estimated at 5.8 percent in April, the first time since 2008 the county’s jobless level has dipped below 6 percent, according to the latest report from the Washington State Employment Security Department. The 5.8 percent initial estimate is down from a 6.8 percent estimate from the same month last [...]

City Council asked to consider compromise on PeaceHealth tax issue

Filed on 20. May, 2014 in News

City Council asked to consider compromise on PeaceHealth tax issue

PeaceHealth directors, employees and supporters are urging the Bellingham City Council to consider a compromise to a proposed ordinance that would repeal an exemption of local business and occupation taxes for nonprofit health care providers affiliated with religion. The repeal could cost PeaceHealth’s St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham up to $1.2 million in new [...]

Logos Bible Software adding more downtown offices

Filed on 19. May, 2014 in News

Logos Bible Software adding more downtown offices

Logos Bible Software plans to remodel a former music shop on Holly Street into new office space, which will eventually connect to the company’s building on Commercial Street in downtown Bellingham. The company, which publishes electronic Bible study tools, has a building permit for the project currently pending with the City of Bellingham. City officials [...]

Washington gained 7,700 jobs in April

Filed on 15. May, 2014 in News

Washington state employers added 7,700 jobs in April, according to the latest estimates from the state’s Employment Security Department. Job gains from March were also revised upward to 8,300. In 2014, the state’s employers have added about 6,900 jobs on average each month, according to Paul Turek, a labor economist with the Employment Security Department. [...]

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