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Northwest Adoption Exchange

If you are interested in learning more about the adoption process and speaking with a trained adoption specialist, please visit www.adoptwashingtonkids.org for more information.

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Bellingham Public Library

The Bellingham Public Library is so much more than a place to check out books! We have other events all the time for all ages… even adults!

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2014 United Blind of Whatcom County Scholarship Program

With an “Eye to the Future” the United Blind of Whatcom County will provide financial support to selected blind and visually impaired Washington residents attending institutions of higher learning. The scholarship program supports the candidates’ personal growth and realization of educational goals by increasing the visibility of blind and visually impaired students on campuses. The UBWC scholarship promotes the development of future leaders of Washington State communities of Blind individuals.

The eligibility requirements are: The applicant must be legally blind in both eyes. Legal blindness is defined as an individual who has a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the corrected eye and/or 20 degrees or less visual field in the corrected eye.

1. The applicant must be enrolled or have been accepted to enroll in an accredited vocational school, college or university located in the Northwest.

2. The applicant must be a resident of Washington State, who has physically resided in the State of Washington for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months at the time of application.

3. All legally blind persons admitted to academic and vocational training programs for the 2014-2015 academic year, are encouraged to apply. Before receiving a scholarship, recipients must provide proof of registration for the Fall Quarter or semester.

All applications must be received by August 31, 2014. All application fields must be completed and supporting documents must be submitted in order for an application to be considered. . If not applicable, insert “NA” in each blank that does not apply to you. Applicants are responsible for submitting complete application packets to UBWC, PO Box 4124, Bellingham, WA 98227. Each application will be considered by a committee comprised of members of the United Blind of Whatcom County. Scholarship committee members will conduct recorded telephone interviews with candidates during August and September 2014. All applicants will be advised of the results by September 30, 2014.

Scholarships will be presented on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the monthly UBWC meeting at 1212 Indian Street, in Bellingham, Washington. Recipients must attend the UBWC meeting to receive their awards.

To request an application packet, please write or call:
Gloria Riley, UBWC Scholarship Committee Chair
(360) 933-4703

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Heritage Flight Museum

Our aircraft may be ‘vintage’ but given their rare and precious status, rest assured that they are meticulously maintained and carefully flown. Our pilots have thousands of flight hours between them and more experience in these aircraft than most. We love our aircraft, the history that they represent, and we relish the opportunity to share our passion with our visitors.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County

Did you know it costs the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County $1,242 to change the life of ONE child with impactful Club programs, while an annual membership fee for that child is only $30.

There are thousands of youth in need of that ONE positive impact that will carry them through a great future.

Our 2014 annual giving “ONE Campaign” will run from now through July 31st, with a goal of $250,000 so that we can serve those youth who need us.

Like us on Facebook or visit http://whatcomclubs.org/one-campaign

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If you need a passport, prepare to wait

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The State Department says its global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, causing major delays for travelers.

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Target hopes to make shopping a ‘snap’

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The In a Snap app will let you scan items in magazines and add them to your shopping cart.

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Study: Most Americans pay attention to fashion

Models present creations during the J Summer Fashion Show at One World Trade Center in New York on June 25, 2014.

Most Americans think people are too focused on fashion, yet a majority says how they dress is an important part of who they are, according to a new survey.

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Amazon wants to replace your library card

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The company has rolled out a new subscription service that allows unlimited access to thousands of e-books and audiobooks.

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Pit bull alerts sleeping boy to fire

This photo provided by the Indianapolis Fire Department shows Ace, a pit bull, resting outside the home of Lindsay and James Bernard of Indianapolis after the home caught fire on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Firefighters credited the dog with saving the life of the couple's deaf son, Nick Lamb, 13, by licking the boy's face until he woke up. No one else was home at the time. Neither the boy nor the dog was injured.

An Indiana family's pit bull is being praised for alerting a deaf boy to a serious fire in his home.

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Ohio State University fires marching band director

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OSU has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.

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Unemployment claims at lowest level since ’06

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The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than eight years last week.

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7 arrested in $1.6M StubHub scam

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Police say an international ring defrauded the StubHub online ticketing service of some $1.6 million.

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10M American adults gained coverage under Obamacare

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An estimated 10.3 million Americans have gained health coverage since Obamacare enrollment began, according to a study published on Wednesday.

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FAA lifts ban on flights to Israel as Gaza death toll tops 700

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The U.S. has lifted a temporary ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.

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Mariners can’t solve Wei-Yin Chen

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The Orioles blanked the M's 4-0 Thursday Night behind the pitching of Wei-Yin Chen

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Bells come from behind to top Yakima Valley

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Bells rally in the 9th to top Yakima Valley 6-5

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Charles helps Liberty beat Storm in OT

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The Seattle Storm went to overtime with New York, but fell 84-80 Thursday Night

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Bellingham Cal Ripken squad drops two games at regional tournament

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The Bellingham Titans are back in action Friday at 4pm versus a team from Helena, Montana.

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Marshawn Lynch to hold out

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch stands on the field during a brief break against the St. Louis Rams in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Seattle.

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will not be participate in the opening day of training camp which starts on Friday.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jimmy Fallon & The Rock’s 80s workout video

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Jimmy Fallon and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson air some of their long-lost workout tapes and prove that "you've gotta hustle for the muscle."

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Today in entertainment history: July 25

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A look back at the headlines that made history.

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Riding whales with kayaks

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This kayaker takes whale watching to a whole new level.

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Paul McCartney recording with Alice Cooper, Joe Perry

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The Beatle is recording new material with fellow rockers and a movie star.

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Shia LaBeouf has September court date

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The actor's disorderly conduct case is adjourned until the fall.

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Justin Bieber plays convict in Selena Gomez’s new film

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Art is imitating life, as the "Baby" hitmaker is cast as a convicted criminal in his ex-girlfriend's movie.

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Courtney Love wants a Kurt Cobain biopic

Musician Courtney Love attends a screening of "Rush" hosted by Ferrari & The Cinema Society on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 in New York.

The rocker says she wants to start production in the next year, adding "It's time to do this."

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jimmy Fallon & The Rock’s 80s workout video

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Jimmy Fallon and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson air some of their long-lost workout tapes and prove that "you've gotta hustle for the muscle."

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Today in entertainment history: July 24

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A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

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Adele’s toddler son wins big payday over baby pics

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The pop star's 19-month-old son wins a five-figure settlement for damages.

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PHOTOS: Get a first look at Beyoncé’s Rock Hall exhibit

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Beyoncé's fashion has already taken up a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, nearly 20 years before she is eligible for admission.

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Oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill

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Bakken crude oil train bound for Anacortes derails

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Bellingham hits new rain record

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Nearly three-quarters inch of rain falls in Bellingham

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