In the media

04 24 15
The Western Front
Nine Western alumni helped The Seattle Times win their 10th Pulitzer Prize this year for breaking news for their coverage of the landslide in Oso, Wash. , that took 43 lives. The Western alumni who shared in the staff award include Gina Cole, Jack Broom, Lara Gordon, Coral Garnick, Paige Collins Mark Higgins, Katie Greene-Cotterill, Ron Judd and Colin Diltz.
04 24 15
The Western Front
Friends and family gathered at a memorial service held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Norway Hall to remember the life of Western junior Woodrow Moore. Moore, 21, died Tuesday morning, April 21. The cause of death was medical in nature, though the Whatcom County medical examiner did not release the details of his death.
04 24 15
The Seattle Times
Gov. Jay Inslee called Thursday for a special session to start April 29 in order for lawmakers to finish work on a two-year state operating budget, but said that he wants budget negotiators in his office on Monday to get a head start. Inslee said he informed House and Senate leaders of his decision Thursday and will issue his formal proclamation Friday, when lawmakers plan to adjourn.
04 23 15
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University remained No. 10 in the second NCAA Division II West Region rating released Wednesday, April 22. The Vikings are 24-16 overall and tied for second in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference standings at 13-7. They have already qualified for the GNAC Tournament on Apr. 30-May 2.
04 23 15
The Bellingham Herald
Three members of the Western Washington University softball team have been named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic All-Stars as announced by the conference office on Wednesday, April 22.
04 23 15
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University women’s golfer Anna Bourland was named a Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic All-Star for the third time in an announcement Wednesday, April 22, by the conference office.
04 23 15
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University men’s golfer Anthony Allen was named a Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic All-Star as announced Wednesday, April 22, by the conference office.
04 23 15
The Bellingham Herald
Ann Marie Cooper, 37, grew up in Edmonds and came to Bellingham to attend Western Washington University in 1995, but moved away after graduation and marriage in 2000. After many years of visiting what felt like home, her family made their permanent move back to Bellingham in 2009.
04 23 15
Politico
On June 10, 1999, a few days after his high school graduation, Liam Wood unexpectedly got an afternoon off work and decided to go fly-fishing on a creek near his hometown of Bellingham, Washington. About 100 miles away, operators missed the signs of a pressure spike in the 16-inch gasoline pipeline that crossed the stream in Whatcom Falls Park.
04 22 15
The Journal of the San Juan Islands
Erin Graham is actually a native of San Juan Island, but moved off island when she was a toddler. She moved back at the age of 37.