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27th Jun 2017 Millennials rule the restaurant and bar scene as Gen Xers stay home
Depending on your age, this latest survey might explain why you feel like either you?re among your peers ? or that the world has suddenly become younger ? when you … Click to Continue »...

26th Jun 2017 New study of Seattle's $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs
Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week. A University of Washington team studying … Click to Continue »...

25th Jun 2017 Rent or buy? In Whatcom County, it may take longer to break even
A new report suggests that for some people in Whatcom County, it makes more financial sense to rent a home rather than buy if they plan on being here less … Click to Continue »...

24th Jun 2017 More apartments in the pipeline as Bellingham deals with rental crunch
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24th Jun 2017 Longtime Bellingham business owners ready for a change
Abbe Rolnick is ready for the next cycle of life. Rolnick has decided to put the Robeks store in the Barkley district up for sale. The fresh juice and smoothie … Click to Continue »...

25th Jun 2017 Here?s how the Amazon-Whole Foods deal could upend shopping and the grocery business
Seeing Whole Foods products first in Amazon searches? Breezing through the grocer?s stores with an app that scans affordable fruits and seafood? Those are among the possible scenarios that unnerved … Click to Continue »...

23rd Jun 2017 A longtime Bellingham business is leaving something of value to workers ? ownership
When Rick Dubrow and Cindi Landreth began pondering passing their business on to someone else, they were not excited about selling it to strangers. They feel much better turning it … Click to Continue »...

21st Jun 2017 New Whatcom company wants to build a better belt
Mike Howe has been looking for an idea that he could build a company around and he believes he has found it with magnets. Howe recently launched a Kickstarter campaign … Click to Continue »...

21st Jun 2017 Tyson adopting video checks, animal rights groups want more
Tyson Foods on Wednesday unveiled a plan to stop abuses down on the farm, but an animal rights group that routinely distributes videos of disturbing practices of agricultural abuses said … Click to Continue »...

20th Jun 2017 Amazon aiming to be the dressing room in your house
Amazon is hoping to claim more territory once held by department stores, essentially placing a dressing room in your house. The company, which has been making a big push into … Click to Continue »...

20th Jun 2017 Study: Seattle minimum wage hasn't cut jobs
Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has boosted pay for restaurant workers without costing jobs, according to a study released Tuesday. The report, from the University of California at Berkeley's Institute … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US
A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software ? apparently sown in Ukraine ? caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 State lawmakers begin voting frenzy as session ends
Rhode Island state lawmakers are working to pass dozens of bills in the final days before they adjourn for the year. The legislation includes union-backed measures to extend public employee … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 US cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria
The Trump administration said Tuesday it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical attack and threatened to retaliate ? warning of action that could plunge America deeper into … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 Panel approves bill privatizing air traffic control
A House panel approved legislation Tuesday that would split off management of the nation's skies from the Federal Aviation Administration and give that responsibility to an independent, nonprofit company. The … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 GOP Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, pummeled, says no on health bill
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman announced his opposition to the current Senate health care bill on Tuesday, after days of political pummeling that ended with the vote delayed. The Ohio Republican … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfire
Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 Estates of Bernie Madoff's 2 sons to keep nearly $4 million
A bankruptcy court filing shows the estates of Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff's (MAY'-dawfz) two sons will get to keep nearly $4 million once about $18 million in assets is … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 Christie 'not worried' about shutdown but Horizon fate murky
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sounded confident on Tuesday that a government shutdown could be avoided despite an approaching deadline and a lingering disagreement over changes to the state's largest … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban
The Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 New law inadvertently banned state prisoner fingerprinting
A new Washington state law that was supposed to limit the collection of biometric data including retinal scans also accidentally banned state prisons from collecting inmates' fingerprints. The News Tribune … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 Rhode Island Senate takes up $92B budget plan
A $9.2 billion budget plan for Rhode Island's upcoming fiscal year is moving to a vote in the state Senate after being approved last week by the state House of … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 The Latest: Geologists lower threat level for Alaska volcano
The Latest on the eruption of an Alaska volcano (all times local): 4 p.m. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says seismic activity at an Aleutians Island volcano has diminished. Bogoslof (BOH-gohs-lawf) … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 Shkreli jury selection expected to take a third day
Jury selection at the securities fraud trial of a former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for price-gouging hit a rough patch on Tuesday as the court struggled to pick a pool of … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal
Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump and the Republicans will … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 In New Mexico, Trump's monument review stirs passions
Desert ranchers in New Mexico are hoping the new GOP administration in Washington will dramatically shrink a recently designated national monument in the south of the state where outlaw Billy … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 Gambling emerges as hang up in Pennsylvania budget talks
Tax-averse Republican lawmakers tasked with fixing Pennsylvania's biggest cash shortfall since the recession are hitting a rough patch over how much more gambling to legalize. Tuesday was the fourth-to-last day … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 Illinois House Democrats propose 4-year property tax freeze
Illinois House Democrats proposed Tuesday an increase in the personal income tax rate by 32 percent, a four-year freeze in property taxes and increases in funding for education and social … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 Detroit schools reorganization to trim jobs, create revenue
The new head of Detroit's public schools wants to put more teachers in front of students as part of a district reorganization that's expected to generate more than $5 million … Click to Continue »...

27th Jun 2017 New Hampshire governor comes out against health care bill
The governor has come out against the Senate Republicans' health care bill, saying it could force the state to make "severe cuts" to its Medicaid program. Gov. Chris Sununu, a … Click to Continue »...

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