Inslee signs tougher oil train laws, says situation still unsafe

Filed on 26. May, 2015 in Features, News

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 [...]

HomeSkillet expands, but commits to staying small

Filed on 19. May, 2015 in Features, News

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 [...]

Striking PeaceHealth workers upset by closed facilities

Filed on 15. May, 2015 in Features, News

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 [...]

Fairhaven clothing boutique closing after 10 years in business

Filed on 14. May, 2015 in Features, News

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 [...]

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

Filed on 14. May, 2015 in Features, News

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 [...]

Farmers Market sales dip as market for local organic food grows

Filed on 12. May, 2015 in Contents, Features, Market Indicators

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 [...]

Ferndale-based Kona Bikes opening retail store

Filed on 08. May, 2015 in Features, New Business, News

Ferndale-based Kona Bikes opening retail store

Kona Bikes, a Ferndale-based brand that sells bicycles all over the planet, is preparing to open a bike shop on 1622 N. State St., next to Village Lighting. The company has a business license for The Kona Bike Shop and a manager lined up, said Cory Blackwood, sales rep and advocacy director with Kona. Blackwood [...]

Scuttlebutt owner named Everett entrepreneur of the year

Filed on 08. May, 2015 in Features, News

Scuttlebutt owner named Everett entrepreneur of the year

By Jennifer Sasseen For The Everett Herald Business Journal Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. owner Phil Bannan Sr., the Everett Herald Business Journal’s Entrepreneur of the Year, is a man known for his capability at the helm. He’s been a Port of Everett commissioner as well as executive director of the Port of Everett. He was also [...]

Cloud campus: eXp Realty’s virtual office pays off

Filed on 05. May, 2015 in Features, News

Cloud campus: eXp Realty’s virtual office pays off

In 2008, When Glenn Sanford’s real estate business went from closing $7 million a month in sales to $700,000, he closed offices in Seattle and Phoenix, leaving a remnant of the former business in Bellingham. Sanford wanted to rebuild the company but he thought brick and mortar offices were too expensive. When an agent asked [...]

What’s behind the drop in traffic at the airport?

Filed on 04. May, 2015 in Contents, Features, News

What’s behind the drop in traffic at the airport?

Traffic at Bellingham International Airport dropped for the first time in more than a decade last year and could fall even further this summer. An airport consultant expects a 35 percent year-over-year decline in traffic this June. In 2012 and 2013, the Bellingham International Airport was one of the fastest growing airports in the country. [...]

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