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2008-07-26 15:00:23

By Dave Gallagher, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 26--Several local agencies will sponsor a conference for businesses interested in social media marketing. The first Social Media Conference NW will be Sept. 10-11 at Whatcom Community College. Featured speakers will focus presentations for small- to medium-size businesses about how they can benefit and generate revenue from social media marketing, which includes a broad range of applications, from Facebook and MySpace to other...

2008-07-25 12:00:48

By Jared Paben, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 24--Here is a roundup of recent development proposals and decisions, and upcoming development-related meetings: BLAINE -- The city of Blaine is seeking environmental permits from the state Department of Ecology for its Semiahmoo Parkway Improvements 2007 project, which involves construction of stormwater facilities, sidewalks and repaving. It also involves reconstruction of a parking lot. The project is along Semiahmoo Parkway from...

2008-07-24 00:00:41

By Kira Millage, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 23--Local middle and high school students who are looking for an alternative education system will have a new option this coming school year. iQ Academy, an online school for students in grades 7 to 12, recently launched in Washington, the fifth state to offer the program. The other four states are Arizona, Kansas, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The public school is run through a partnership between KC Distance Learning, a company that also...

2008-07-24 00:00:29

By Kie Relyea, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 23--A King County Superior Court judge has ordered the state Department of Natural Resources to do an environmental study of Blanchard Mountain before allowing logging. The opinion issued by Susan J. Craighead earlier this month focuses on 4,827 acres of "working forest" that DNR manages on Blanchard Mountain, a favorite playground of hikers, horseback riders and hang-gliders just south of the Whatcom County line. It's also trust land...

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 23--BELLINGHAM-A 160-foot-tall crane lifted a boat, barge and drill rig into the old Georgia-Pacific Corp. wastewater lagoon Tuesday, starting the first phase of a multi-year cleanup and construction project that will turn the 30-acre impoundment into a marina. The Port of Bellingham took over the lagoon and the rest of G-P's 137 waterfront acres in 2005 after agreeing to shoulder the costs dealing with mercury contamination on the site,...

2008-07-23 00:00:29

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 22--BELLINGHAM--A 160-foot-tall crane lifted a boat, barge and drill rig into the old Georgia-Pacific Corp. wastewater lagoon Tuesday, starting the first phase of a multi-year cleanup and construction project that will turn the 30-acre impoundment into a marina. The Port of Bellingham took over the lagoon and the rest of G-P's 137 waterfront acres in 2005 after agreeing to shoulder the costs dealing with mercury contamination on the site,...

2008-07-22 12:00:00

By Isabelle Dills, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 22--Each week The Bellingham Herald takes a closer look at a business. This week: Tenaska Ferndale Cogeneration Station. What's new: The state Department of Labor and Industries recently gave a workplace safety award to the Tenaska Ferndale plant as part of the Voluntary Protection Program. The Ferndale plant has been designated as a STAR site, meaning the facility has reached the highest level of workplace safety. The award honors the...

2008-07-22 09:01:04

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Jeff Worden, APR, The Pipeline Group, +1-412-253-0816, jeff.worden@pipelinegroup.com ATLANTA, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pipeline Group, Celeritas Technologies and PIER Systems introduced today a communications platform designed specifically to help pipeline operators meet their commitments for public awareness, safety, emergency response and RP1162 compliance. On the first day of the Southern Gas Association's annual Operating Conference here,...

2008-07-20 12:00:39

By The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 20--"The Extremities" Timothy Kelly Oberlin College Press 68 pages $15 "Meaning a Cloud" J.W. Marshall Oberlin College Press 79 pages $15.95 Is it too much to ask for a contemplative spell during the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer? I've been thumbing through two books of poetry that provide that kind of relief. In its latest batch of releases, Oberlin College Press has brought out volumes from two Northwest poets. "The Extremities"...

2008-07-19 12:00:00

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 19--The struggling population of Cherry Point herring sagged by about a third this year, erasing much of the modest gains since a low point in 2000. "We had a bit of a downturn here in 2008, which was kind of disappointing," said Kurt Stick, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist who conducts annual studies to determine how many herring spawn along Cherry Point and nearby shorelines. Stick estimated the 2008 spawning...


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