In the media

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The Bellingham Herald
Lummi Nation carver Felix Solomon will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Western Washington University’s Miller Hall, room 138, in the first of a free lecture series hosted by the WWU Art Department.
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The Bellingham Herald
The astronomy film “Stars of the Pharaohs” will be shown 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the Dr. Leslie E. Spanel Planetarium on the third floor of Haggard Hall at Western Washington University. The public presentation features an astronomer discussing the stars, with question-and-answer time, followed by the full-dome movie.
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The Bellingham Herald
If you haven’t read Daniel James Brown’s “Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” you have just over a month before Brown comes to Whatcom County to speak as the highlight of the annual Whatcom Reads! events. Even if you don’t row, even if you don’t know much about the 1936 Olympics, you’ll be captivated by the tenacity of the members and coaches of the University of Washington crew on their path to glory.
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The Bellingham Herald
Dom Williams hit a 28-foot 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds left, lifting Central Washington University to a 74-71 triumph over arch-rival Western Washington University on Wednesday, Jan. 14, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball contest in Ellensburg. The game was telecast live on ROOT Sports.
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The Bellingham Herald
Abigail Kerns, who goes by Abi, is among the performers in Western Washington University’s production of “Winter Dances” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 15-17, and 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at Western’s Performing Arts Center.
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The Seattle Times
Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday used his State of the State address to double down on his sweeping budget proposals to spend more on education and transportation, and to tax carbon pollution and capital gains. In his annual speech to a joint session of the state House and Senate, Inslee called for more spending on education and a transportation package, which he has proposed to pay for in part through a new charge on carbon polluters.
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The Bellingham Herald
Advanced choreography students from Western Washington University’s department of theater and dance present “Winter Dances,” an evening of original works, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15-18, at the WWU Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre.
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The Bellingham Herald
Several free Bellingham events in the next week will honor Martin Luther King Jr. The official holiday is Monday, Jan. 19.
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The Bellingham Herald
A spirit of goodwill and a few political sparks marked the inaugural meeting of the Whatcom County Charter Review Commission, which over the next six months will propose changes to the county’s charter. The charter essentially is the county’s constitution, spelling out, among other things, the way county government separates legislative and executive powers, writes budgets and holds elections. The commission meets every 10 years.
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The Bellingham Herald
Raquel Montoya-Lewis, 46, will be sworn in on Friday, Jan. 16, as the first Native American judge in Whatcom County Superior Court. Gov. Jay Inslee plans to attend the ceremony, open to the public, at 3:30 p.m. in County Council chambers at the courthouse, 311 Grand Ave. Inslee’s office announced his appointment of Montoya-Lewis on Dec. 15.