Emily Hamann

Whatcom Community College to build on-campus housing

The building will be four stories, 90,000 square feet, and house around 230 students.


Program prevents commercial food waste and feeds the hungry

Every little bit helps when it comes to reducing the amount of food that’s thrown away.


Dairy farmers invest in technology as labor tightens

With workers opting for construction jobs, farmers turn to robots to milk and tend to cows.


Landowners have hope at last

The state has passed a measure giving some temporary relief to those affected by the Hirst decision.

Allegiant announces plan to expand airline service in Bellingham

Low-cost carrier adds two weekly flights to Denver, one of United’s destinations from Paine Field.

Will Everett service affect Bellingham’s once-busier airport?

Officials there expect little impact, but they’re offering incentives to lure another carrier.

Sumas blueberry farm is fined $149,000 on breaks and meals

A Whatcom County blueberry farm has been fined $149,000 after a state investigation found violations related to late or missed rest breaks and… Continue reading

Best foot forward: Ferndale company to make custom shoes easy

Long specializing in insoles, Superfeet is putting 3-D machines in stores to make customized shoes.

All workers in state must be offered sick leave as of Jan. 1

Also, the minimum wage rises to $11.50 per hour, up 50 cents.

Pet company that invented retractable leash wins $10,000 from PayPal

Rad Dog came out of frustration by hiker who disliked carrying leash in off-leash areas.

Ferndale children’s author starts second career as agent

As an author, she helped pioneer a new philosophy of teaching children to create art called “process art.”

‘Cheese that was grass 24 hours ago’ wins a farm accolades

Ferndale Farmstead specializes in authentic Italian cheeses — made with with American milk.

Piggy banks hidden in Snohomish County parks to promote savings

Peoples Bank has launched “Pigs in Parks,” a contest designed to raise awareness about the importance of saving and encourage people to get outside. Throughout… Continue reading

Bellingham’s Space Goat comic publisher branches into board games

Some of your favorite comic books may be published in Bellingham. Space Goat Productions works with major companies like DC Entertainment and Dark… Continue reading

Bellingham man hops on biggest little trend in housing

One of the biggest trends in housing is also its smallest. Shannon Black is building tiny homes in a warehouse space in the… Continue reading

How this woman won three Mustangs selling Tupperware

Stephanie Meester knows a thing or two about sales. She’s been a sales consultant for Tupperware for nine years. Recently Meester, who lives in Lynden… Continue reading

Pac-Man fans gobble up this Bellingham company’s soap

She found a way to put fun and nostalgia into washing up. Bellingham resident Chrystal Doucette makes soap with old video game themes,… Continue reading

Bees from state trucked across West to pollinate nation’s crops

The warm days of spring bring a great migration of many animals, with flocks and herds walking, swimming or flying to their summertime haunts. The… Continue reading

The journey from YouTube sensation to TV producer

His YouTube videos have been viewed more than 100 million times. Now John D. Boswell can add another achievement to his resume: television producer. He… Continue reading

Northwest business owners optimistic about economy, survey finds

Small business owners across the Pacific Northwest feel optimistic about the economy, according to a new survey. More than half of small business owners in… Continue reading