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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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Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes

President Barack Obama fist bumps the cashier after paying for his order at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas on July 10, 2014.

Replacing handshakes with fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a new study.

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Sony looks to revive the Playstation network

A white Sony Playstation 4 is on display at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 2014.

Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around the PlayStation.

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Apple updates MacBook Pro laptops, cuts price of older model

The Apple logo is pictured on the front of a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California on April 23, 2014.

Apple Inc said it updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops with a high-resolution Retina display, faster processors and higher memory for a starting price of $1,299.

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Amazon offers 3D printing to customize products

A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado on July 28, 2008.

Amazon will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings, bobble head toys and other items.

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U.S. doctor contracts Ebola in Liberia

In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. On Saturday, July 26, 2014, the North Carolina-based aid organization said Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia.

American doctor, Kent Brantley, has tested positive for the tropical disease Ebola.

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U.S. marshals, police wounded, fugitive dead in NYC gunfight

A New York Police Officer stands guard inside a cordoned area at the site of a shooting in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York on July 28, 2014.

Two U.S. marshals and a New York police detective were wounded and a fugitive wanted on sex abuse charges was killed in a shootout in Greenwich Village.

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U.S says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks

FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting.

In another sign of deteriorating relations, the U.S. government claims that Moscow has violated the Cold War treaty.

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Civilians killed in eastern Ukraine amid fierce fighting

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard on the suburbs of Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region on July 28, 2014.

Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine kills at least 19 civilians.

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Toy drone disrupts aircraft fighting California wildfire

Firefighters protect an evacuated home while the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire" burns behind, near Plymouth, California on July 26, 2014.

Fire officials spotted a drone over the Sand Fire and immediately called police to have the toy grounded to avoid a possible mid-air collision.

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Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader

A Palestinian walks on the rubble of the house of the top Hamas leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, hit by a pre-dawn Israeli strike, in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Early Tuesday, Israel warplanes struck a series of targets in Gaza City, including Haniyeh's house and government offices, while Gaza's border area with Israel was hit by heavy tank shelling.

Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country should prepare for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave.

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Seattle signs NFLPA president Eric Winston

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The Seahawks have added depth to their offensive line by signing NFLPA president Eric Winston, and adding cornerback Terrell Thomas and wide receiver Randall Carroll.

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Donovan leads Galaxy to 3-0 win over Sounders

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Sounders suffer one of their worst home losses ever

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Bells drop opener of series against Medford

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Rogues score three in the 10th for the win

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Bellingham Post 7 baseball season comes to an end

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Bellingham wraps up the season with a 41-and-10 record.

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Kearse has gone from undrafted to lock for Seattle

Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse in action at an NFL football camp practice Friday, July 25, 2014, in Renton, Wash.

Once an undrafted free agent and seeming longshot to make the Seahawks roster, Kearse might now fall into the category of being a lock when the final 53-man roster

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Never drink a lukewarm beverage again! Check out this helpful summer trick.

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Mini Dominoes break World Record

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The challenge gets bigger as the Dominoes get smaller!

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Actor James Shigeta dies at 81

Miyoshi Umeki and James Shigeta star in Flower Drum Song in 1961.

"Die Hard," "Lost Horizon" and "Mulan" star, James Shigeta, dies at 81.

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Today in entertainment history: July 29

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

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Concert-goes hospitalized during Keith Urban show

Keith Urban arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Things got a bit crazy at Keith Urban's Massachusetts show on Saturday night.

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The Beatles wanted to film ‘Lord of the Rings’

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Peter Jackson reveals John Lennon could have played Gollum in a Stanley Kubrick directed LOTR adaptation.

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Fans support campaign to keep Sean Bean alive in new show

British actor Sean Bean arrives for a special UK screening of Cleanskin, at the Mayfair Hotel in central London, Monday, March 5, 2012.

The "Game of Thrones" actor has died more than 20 times in his career, and fans want it to stop.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel set for 2017

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Marvel unveils plans to press ahead with a sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy," days before the superhero movie even hits theaters.

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‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ beat expectations at box offices

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Aksel Hennie as Tydeus, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Atalanta, Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, Reece Ritchie as Iolaus, and Rufus Sewell as Autolycus in a scene from "Hercules."

Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" collected $44 million at the domestic box office, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million.

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