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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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Thousands of cribs, high chairs, baby monitors recalled

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Tens of thousands of children's products were among the top recalls announced this week.

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Want fries with that? 170-foot ketchup bottle for sale

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Fans fear the 65-year-old landmark, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, might be in peril if a buyer isn't found.

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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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Making headlines this week

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A look at the news that made headlines and the stories you might have missed.

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Meat, seafood prices soaring on drought and disease

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Get ready for your grocery bill to jump even higher.

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Republicans may try to impeach Obama

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A top White House adviser says Republicans may try to impeach President Barack Obama over his go-it-alone immigration strategy.

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White House bemoans lawmakers’ delay on border crisis

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White House officials expressed growing alarm that Congress may not approve $3.7B in emergency funds to tackle the child migration crisis.

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Creepy porcelain dolls left on California front porches

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Police are investigating dolls left on the doorsteps of at least eight families, that homeowners said bore a resemblance their daughters.

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O’s edge M’s in extra innings

Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones gets ready to hit during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif.

Chris Davis hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning, Nelson Cruz also went deep and the Baltimore Orioles overcame a record-tying start by Felix Hernandez in a 2-1 victory Friday night over the Seattle Mariners.

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Bells edge Black Bears in 11 innings

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Bellingham’s Chris Baker hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th to lead the Bells to a 3-2 victory over the Cowlitz Black Bears in West Coast League action Friday at Joe Martin Field.

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Bellingham 11U falls to Helena

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The Bellingham 11-and-under baseball team fell 6-1 to Helena, Montana today at the Cal Ripken Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament in Meridian, Idaho.

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Canucks sign first-round pick Jake Virtanen 

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The 6-foot, 208-pound right winger from Abbotsford was selected sixth overall.

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Chancellor, Okung slowed as Seahawks camp opens

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) celebrates a hit on St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Seattle.

MVP linebacker Malcolm Smith, lineman Russell Okung, and safety Kam Chancellor all watched Friday's first practice .

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘I’m on vacation’

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Everything's OK, when you're on vacation!

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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REVIEW: Scarlett Johansson gets brainy in ‘Lucy’

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A ridiculous premise doesn't have to sink a film, and Luc Besson's "Lucy" actually gets off to a solid start.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top pop songs

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LISTEN: The week's hit pop songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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Overjoyed dog almost passes out from excitement

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This schnauzer can't even handle how excited it is when a family member returns home.

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Bon Jovi honored for charity work

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The rocker will be recognized for his philanthropy.

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WATCH: The history of the ‘high-five’

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It's the gesture associated with all things awesome but the history behind this iconic handshake might surprise you.

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‘The Book of Life’ takes No. 1 spot on bestsellers list

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The final novel of the time-traveling trilogy written by Deborah Harkness, shot straight to the top of the bestsellers list.

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Steven Tyler launches eyeglasses collection

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The Aerosmith rocker is designing his own line of glasses.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘I’m on vacation’

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Everything's OK, when you're on vacation!

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The characters arrive at Comic Con

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SEE THE PHOTOS: Jack Black showed up in a "Star Wars" mask and was joined by thousands of costumed-fans at the annual convention.

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Downtown Bellingham Sidewalk Sale

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Save $$$ in downtown Bellingham!

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema – Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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See “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on the big screen!

VOTE NOW for Best of the Northwest!

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Does Cruisin Coffee have the best baristas?  Who has the best food truck?  What’s the best location for Date Night?…

Dave & Mandy’s Whale Watch

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Join Dave & Mandy for a day on the water on 7/26!

Bring the KAFE Buffet to Your Office

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Win lunch for your office from Windows on the Bay!

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Another Friday Afternoon Bellingham Bank Robbery

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A Washington Federal on Lakeway Drive is robbed.

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Firefighters gain better control of historic wildfire

A line of fire snakes along a hillside at dusk Friday, July 18, 2014, in Winthrop, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Friday's dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard.

More than half of Cartlon Complex fire contained

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