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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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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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Next-generation iPhone enters mass production this month

A woman speaks on her iPhone as she walks down a busy street in downtown Shanghai on September 10, 2013.

Mass production of a 4.7-inch successor to the wildly popular iPhone 5 series of smartphones will begin during the third week of July.

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Study: Send kids outside to play after school

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Researchers say children who spend most of their after-school time outside are more likely to be in better shape than those who stay inside.

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U.S. courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obamacare

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A U.S. appeals court threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsidies that are vital to the health care overhaul.

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Armed bandits steal $181K from Atlantic City casino

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A manhunt is underway for masked robbers who stole $181,000 from Caesar's Atlantic City casino in New Jersey.

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Airlines halt flights to Israel

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Delta, American, and United have halted flights to Israel to ensure passenger safety as the turmoil in the region is intensifying.

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Judge dismisses Republican lawsuit over Obamacare

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A federal judge has thrown out a U.S. Senator's legal challenge to a part of the law that grants insurance subsidies for members of Congress.

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Bodies, black boxes handed over at Ukraine crash site

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A train carrying the remains of the victims of the MH17 arrived in Ukrainian government territory as separatists gave the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts.

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DeGrom tames Mariners in Mets 3-1 victory

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New York Mets manager Terry Collins looks on from along the dugout during warm-ups prior to the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, June 2, 2014, in Philadelphia.

Jacob deGrom allowed five hits and a run in seven impressive innings, Lucas Duda hit a mammoth home run and the New York Mets beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Tuesday night.

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Walker to start against Mets Wednesday

Seattle Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker throws in a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice, Thursday Feb. 20, 2014, in Peoria, Ariz.

The Seattle Mariners will start Taijuan Walker on the mound in Wednesday’s affair against the New York Mets.

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Smoak optioned to Tacoma

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The Seattle Mariners have optioned first baseman Justin Smoak to AAA Tacoma and recalled starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez.

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Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings 

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch stands on the field at an NFL football minicamp practice Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Renton, Wash.

The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.

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Seattle Storm back from all-star break tonight

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Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury coming to the Key

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids react to ’90s ‘Turtles’

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With the reboot of the "TMNT" movie coming out next month, these kids get schooled about the history of everyone's favorite mutated reptiles.

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Today in entertainment history: July 23

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Stay Puft Marshmallow Man ruins your favorite movie

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Again, the internet proved it's awesomeness with #AddAPuftRuinAMovie. These are some of our favorites!

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Sam Smith’s inspiration? Unrequited love

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The chart-topping debut album, "In The Lonely Hour," is a reflection of a love that wasn't reciprocated.

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Countdown: Supporting characters that need their own movie

From left: Jon Gries (Uncle Rico), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Aaron Ruell (Kip) in "Napoleon Dynamite," a comedy about a quirky teenager growing up in the remotes of Idaho, trying to understand his life.

Which of these supporting characters should have their own movies?

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Nicki Minaj gets animated for children’s cartoon

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The rapper is guest starring in an upcoming episode of "Steven Universe."

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Zach Braff: Not dating Taylor Swift

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The "Scrubs" star says he isn't dating the "Love Story" hitmaker.

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You can watch every episode of ‘The Simpsons’ in epic marathon

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A Web site and app features on-demand access to all 500 episodes and let users search through the life stories of the characters.

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Honest ‘Forrest Gump’ trailer

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Take an honest look at the film that beat "Pulp Fiction," and "The Shawshank Redemption" for Best Picture in 1994.

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One Direction releasing second concert film

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For one weekend only, fans around the world will be able to see the band's full concert on the big screen.

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Richard Pryor’s son threatens to sue to stop biopic

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Richard Pryor, Jr. is trying to stop the film about the famous funnyman.

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Obama visit makes bad traffic worse

President Barack Obama accompanied by Col. David L. Almand, Commander of 89th Airlift Wing, walks toward Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, en route to Seattle in a three-day West Coast trip includes at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

President in Seattle for political fundraisers

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Local jobless rate tumbles

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WA unemployment rate down more than one percentage point

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