photo: Amy Nelson © 2020
Virus versus visitors: San Juan residents weigh health risks of tourism amid pandemic
March 26, 2020
In the San Juan Islands, locals bank on a bustling tourism economy to generate business and provide wages, particularly during the sunny summer months. But with a growing pandemic, islanders, like others in small vacation destinations, are realizing fewer visitors might mean healthier locals.
photo: Melissa Marteny © 2020
Downtown Bellingham waterfront site sprouts new signs of life
February 26, 2020
After almost 20 years of frustration and stagnation, the first tender shoots of redevelopment have appeared amid the post-industrial desolation that Georgia-Pacific Corp. left behind on Bellingham’s downtown waterfront.