Local stakeholders paint a picture of the Bellingham live music industry at the peak of the pandemic.
Most venues will have been shut down for months before live shows can start up again. It will be much longer before things return to some kind of normalcy.
In late 2018, Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hewett said the department was spread thin. Staff shortages caused $1.1 million to be spent on overtime pay in 2017.
The Bellingham Fire Department will be $1.2 million over-budget end of 2018 due to overtime hours
For Journalism 307 at WWU.
As a city’s population goes up, the question is, how should the city grow?