In the media

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
May I check my mobile device during a meeting? No. But what if I'm expecting an important call? No.
07 21 14
Alaska Dispatch News
It’s not that Max Romey is an accidental filmmaker. He’s been a movie buff for as long as he can remember, and as a kid he thought maybe someday he’d be an actor. For awhile his talents as a runner put his focus elsewhere. As a senior at Service High, Romey won the 3,200 meters and 1,600 meters at the 2012 state track championships, won the boys race at the 2011 Cook Inlet Conference cross country championships and finished second in that year’s state cross country championships.
07 21 14
The Bellingham Herald
Bellingham's Louisiana-style Cajun band, The Happy Valley Sluggers, will kick up the fiddle and accordion to help Western Washington University feel a bit more like "The Big Easy" in a free outdoor concert from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Western Performing Arts Center Plaza (Viking Union if it rains).
07 21 14
The Bellingham Herald
Last summer, a serial story written by six community members pondered what life in Bellingham might be like 100 years from now. Starting Monday, July 21, a new group of local writers look back in time in a six-part story about Bellingham in the early 1900s.
07 18 14
The John A. Hartford Foundation
My Grandma Pat has been the inspiration for so many of my endeavors in working with older adults throughout my nursing career. So I couldn’t help but think of her as I stood before my colleagues and friends at last fall’s Hartford Gerontological Nursing Leaders (HGNL) Business Meeting, held at the 2013 annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in New Orleans, to transition the role of HGNL Chair to Dr. Bill Buron. Together, Dr. Buron and I announced the launch of a campaign to raise funds for a HGNL award to support a future scholar in the program. I had no idea at the time how quickly that scholarship would take on a deeply personal meaning to me.