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Beth Boland of the Western Washington University Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation, and Service Administration to support student tuition and stipends for those completing master's…

First of all, this story is not about George Drake.

Yes, the colorful 80-year-old retired sociology professor tells a great tale, one in which he plays an important role — even if he insists it's a minor one.

Rather, this is the…

Observers said the national GOP tide fizzled in the Evergreen State due to the nature of the local electorate.

“But the Tea Party angst that added on to that elsewhere was nowhere as near pronounced in Washington,” Western Washington University political science…

Canadians thinking of talking dirty during sex might want to reconsider, given a new study's discovery that prurient language causes people to underestimate how long something lasts.

When researchers displayed taboo sexual words on a computer screen, onlookers consistently misjudged…

Western associate professor Steven Garfinkle writes books on translations of ancient cuneiform texts, is the president of the United Faculty of Western Washington and still finds time to lead conferences in Madrid, volunteer in his twins’ middle school class and play cards on the weekends…

NOW that the midterm elections are over, we can better grapple with the true costs of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission and the immediate outpouring of cash that shaped the elections' outcome.

The…

Jenny Keller turned a sweet marketing idea into Hollywood fame.

She baked and decorated cookies, cupcakes and a cake for celebrity Tori Spelling in Los Angeles.

Keller, who lives in Marysville, created her company, Jenny Cookies, four…

"It's a mirror of what you're going to see in Washington's Senate race: Larsen is really big on constituent service, bringing things back to the district, and the challenger is hammering on wasteful spending, wasteful spending," says Todd Donovan, a political science…

Steven Garfinkle, an associate professor of history at Western Washington University, spoke at a symposium Oct. 29 honoring David I. Owen, the Bernard and Jane Schapiro Professor of Ancient Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Cornell University.

The symposium, titled "Power and…

Many Americans are worried that America's Christian heritage is being threatened. Even if the threat is more perceptual than actual, it has mobilized important religious leaders and politicians to question the separation of church and state. In a recent debate in Delaware, Christine O…

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