In the media

09 25 14
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
About a hundred years ago, the Snohomish estuary was dominated by Sitka spruce forested wetland. Downed logs and driftwood occupied much of the channel in large rafts of diverse species. Historical accounts report that it was possible for some of these floating natural structures to remain in place for long periods of time. New trees up to 3 feet in diameter were reported to grow on top of the rafts. Some were over 25 feet deep, consisting of many layers of large logs, 3 to 8 feet in diameter. Today, the Snohomish estuary is much changed.
09 25 14
KOMO News
Will they be tempted? Will they be indifferent? Will they be calling home asking mom for pot money? College students are returning to fall classes this week for the first time since marijuana retail stores opened near some college campuses. Wednesday was the first day of school for Western Washington University students in Bellingham, which has four retail stores.
09 24 14
The (Everett) Herald
Jon Bauer, a longtime editor and writer at the Daily Herald, will assume the title of editorial page editor Oct. 4. Bauer replaces Peter Jackson, who has overseen the Opinion page and Viewpoints section of the Daily Herald since 2012. Jackson is leaving to work on a book and to pursue magazine freelance projects.
09 24 14
The Bellingham Herald
NEW FACES AT WWU’S COLLEGE OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS Heather Dalberg, administrative services manager at Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts, let me know about new (and returning) music faculty on campus this fall. Gustavo Camacho complements Western’s brass instruction. He was formerly an instructor at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and was principal horn of the Phoenix Opera.
09 24 14
The Bellingham Herald
State employees represented by a coalition of more than two-dozen unions have reached a contract agreement for the next two years that makes no major changes in workers’ share of health premiums. The Washington Federation of State Employees, which played a lead role in the coalition of unions’ negotiations, announced Tuesday that the agreement was reached late Monday.
09 23 14
The Seattle Times
Double-digit tuition increases. Class cuts that would make it harder to finish a degree in four years. Enrollment cutbacks that would make it more difficult to get admitted to a state university. Washington’s public college and university presidents, warning that a hypothetical 15 percent cut to higher education would be devastating to public colleges and universities, are in a standoff with the state Office of Financial Management (OFM) over fiscal planning for the next two years.
09 23 14
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University libero Samantha Hutchinson has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 14-20.
09 23 14
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University’s Katelyn Steen has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Cross Country Female Athlete of the Week for Sept. 14-20.
09 23 14
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University defender Marcus Tinsley has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 14-20.
09 23 14
The Bellingham Herald
Leading by 12 strokes after shooting 23-under par over the first 36 holes, the University of British Columbia is in good position to defend its title at the 43rd Annual Western Washington University Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament following first-day play Monday, Sept. 22, at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club.