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Birchwood food desert fight makes progress, but it’s not over

Eight-year effort shows people power beats corporate power in Bellingham

Two people, one sitting, hold signs in front of an intersection.
Tina McKim, left, and Grace Dunbar protest in October 2018 at the intersection of Birchwood and Northwest avenues. McKim has helped lead the Birchwood Food Desert Fighters after an Albertsons shuttered in 2016. (Photo courtesy of Tina McKim)
By Tina McKim Guest Writer
When the Albertsons in the Birchwood neighborhood closed in 2016, everyone assumed a different groce
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