Kudos: Bellingham Alive publisher named award finalist

K&L Media Inc., which publishes the Bellingham Alive magazine, is a finalist in the Maggie Awards, presented by the Western Publishing Association.

The company is a finalist in the categories of Best Consumer Publication and Best Feature Article. Winners will be announced in May.

The Western Publishing Association received more the 1,500 submissions this year, from publications in 24 states.

Interfaith ears quality-service recognition 

Interfaith Community Health Center has been recognized as a patient-centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Service, a new care standard that recognizes quality standard coordination, communication and achievement.

Interfaith, a nonprofit  is the first health care practice in Whatcom County to receive the recognition, which requires investment in electronic health records and clinical processes.

Jimerson of WWU authors new book on civil-rights movement

Randall C. Jimerson, a history professor  director of the Graduate Program in Archives and Records Management at Western Washington University, has released a new book, “Shattered Glass in Birmingham: My Family’s Fight for Civil Rights, 1961-1964,” which recounts his experience as one of five children of the Rev. Norman C. “Jim” Jimerson during the civil rights struggle.

Jim Jimerson, as executive director of the Alabama Council on Human Relations, traveled throughout Alabama seeking to improve communications and understanding between Alabama’s black and white communities. Jimerson’s success as a community activist is attributed to his ability to gain the trust of both white moderates and key figures in the civil rights movement, including Fred Shuttlesworth, Lucius Pitts, Ralph Abernathy, Wyatt T. Walker, Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Randall C. Jimerson is also the author of “The Private Civil War: Popular Thought during the Sectional Conflict,” and “Archives Power: Memory, Accountability, and Social Justice.”

Ferndale schools earn English Language Acquisition Award

Ferndale High School and Cascadia Elementary, both of the Ferndale School District, are among 42 schools in Washington state receiving the first-ever English Language Acquisition Award.

The award was recently created by the Washington State Board of Education to recognize schools where students, for whom English is not a first language, are making noteworthy progress toward becoming proficient in the language.

In its award announcement, the board noted that learning English is a stepping stone to career and college-readiness for students who are non-native speakers.


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