In the media

07 28 14
The Bellingham Herald
Bellingham writer Robert Duke's book, "Waking Up Dying: Caregiving When There Is No Tomorrow," is graphic, intense and frightening. Graphic because he doesn't hold back describing the damage from the brain tumor that killed his wife of 40 years, Shearlean.
07 25 14
The Seattle Times
The bird-counters stood in the windy bow chattering into headsets and scanning the Strait of Juan de Fuca with binoculars. “Scoters,” Sherman Anderson said. “Three of them. At 11 o’clock. Look like surfs.” “Marbled murrelets,” he added seconds later. “I see two.” Inside the boat’s cabin, another Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife worker listened through a headset of his own so he could record the tally on a computer.
07 24 14
The Seattle Times
Two of Washington’s public colleges have made a list of the 92 best colleges to work for in the country. Both the University of Washington and Western Washington University were on the “Great Colleges To Work For” list published by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results come from a survey of 43,000 campus employees administered by a company called ModernThink LLC, for The Chronicle. This year, 278 institutions participated.
07 24 14
The Bellingham Herald
A photographer tucked behind his accordion-like bellows camera is the latest mural to liven buildings that run along North State Street. Other murals show a man and woman with Victorian-style big-wheel bicycles. The spray-painted works, which share a pre-20th century theme, were created by Seattle artist and Western Washington University alumnus Yale Wolf.
07 23 14
Crosscut
Developers of the largest of the region’s proposed coal-export terminals have shifted their site plan to claim a dramatic reduction in impacts on wetlands. Simultaneously, SSA Marine, the Seattle international terminal operator, said it will speed up plans to operate Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) north of Bellingham at full capacity. The capacity planning, along with plentiful evidence that BNSF Railway is beefing up its tracks in northwestern Washington to prepare for more coal and oil traffic, alerted terminal foes and brought immediate pushback Monday from the Bellingham City Council.
07 22 14
The Bellingham Herald
Fifteen home games and a trip to Puerto Rico highlight the 2014-15 men's basketball schedule for Western Washington University. The Vikings, who just missed a third straight trip to the NCAA Division II West Regional last season, open their campaign at home with the Chuck Randall Classic, meeting Notre Dame de Namur on Nov. 14 and Hawaii Hilo on Nov. 15. They then travel to Puerto Rico for counting games with Puerto Rico-Bayamon on Nov. 18 and Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras on Nov. 19 and an exhibition with American University-Puerto Rico on Nov. 22.
07 22 14
Skagit Valley Herald
More recent Western Washington University graduates are finding jobs compared with the last few years, but wages for employed grads are down, according to a new study from the university. A survey compiled by WWU’s Career Services Center showed that of respondents who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the 2012-13 school year, 82 percent found employment within six months.
07 21 14
The Seattle Times
TO EMPATHIZE with the mountain goats of the Cascade Range, imagine the apocalypse has come and your extended family members are the only survivors on besieged Capitol Hill. Now it’s time to have children. Unless you want to marry a cousin, you must reach another band of survivalists on Queen Anne. To do so, however, you have to cross a South Lake Union neighborhood that is swarming with zombies and vampires. (No jokes here, please.)
07 21 14
The Bellingham Herald
The weather on Mount Baker was warm and clear 75 years ago, much like the recent glorious sunshine that has bathed Whatcom County. It was July 22, 1939, a Saturday. Early that morning, before dawn, 25 members of a climbing party roused themselves at Kulshan Cabin and began their long, slow walk toward the summit. They all had climbing experience, some more than others. Their guides, Chet Ullin and Don Coss, led the way.
07 21 14
Entrepreneur
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