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Washington bars closed to enforce “social distance” and reduce COVID-19 transmission

Governor Jay Inslee issued a decree Sunday night to shut down all bars in Washington, and severely limiting the operation of other businesses. Here is the full statement: Given the explosion of COVID-19 in our state and globally, I will sign a statewide emergency proclamation tomorrow to temporarily shut down restaurants, bars and entertainment and …

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Downtown Bellingham Mayoral Candidates Forum

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership held a public Q&A with mayoral candidates Seth Fleetwood, April Barker, Pinky Vargas and Garrett O’Brien on June 19. Note that the first 11 minutes of this video are introductions and procedural discussion – best to skip ahead.

Bellingham wins at the 2019 North American Beer Awards

Bellingham breweries had a strong showing at the North American Beer Awards this month, bringing home a total of 14 medals. In addition, Chuckanut Brewery won overall in the Best Large Brewery category. Here are the winning breweries and their entries, listed in order of domination. Chuckanut Brewery Silver – Chuckanut Maibock – Helles BockMaibock …

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El Tule Food Truck

City relaxes food truck location rules in time for summer street snackin’

Citing public interest in food trucks and “more creative uses of underutilized parking spaces,” the city announced new rules governing food truck, sidewalk vendors and “parklets,” curb-level decks that extend the sidewalk into the street. The parklets can be used as sidewalk cafes where the existing sidewalk in front of a restaurant is narrower than …

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