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District voters last elected a Democrat — former state Sen. Kathleen Drew — in 1992. Dino Rossi edged out Drew four years later. Republicans rode to victory in ensuing elections for the statehouse seats.

While Anderson led the field by a large margin, that lead…

Todd Donovan, a political science professor at Western Washington University, said the state not only has a strong Republican base, but voters who are more than willing to toss out an incumbent, even one in a leadership position. House Speaker Tom Foley, a Democrat, lost his re-election bid in…

Carolyn Nielsen (Journalism) presented her manuscript "From Demography to Demonstrations to Diversity: Three Iconic Events Show Latino/a Newspapers’ Counternarrative to General-Market Newspaper Coverage" on Aug. 16 at the Identity and Media: New Agendas in Communication…

A Western Washington University journalism assistant professor just got some major protection from a federal judge, and she's calling it a win for all reporters. Carolyn Nielsen will not have to turn over information about her reporting on a story about a 13-year-old boy convicted of murder…

The president emeritus of North Seattle Community College will speak at Western Washington University's summer commencement ceremony Saturday, Aug. 21.

Judge Marsha Pechman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled in favor of Carolyn Nielsen, who wrote articles about a now-exonerated teenage murder defendant during graduate school. Pechman also awarded Nielsen a protective order against future deposition and her…

A large field of candidates for the U.S. Senate won't be winnowed down to two until Tuesday's primary, but Patty Murray and Dino Rossi are acting like they're already in a head-to-head fight.

Blink and you might miss the efforts to be heard by the other 13 candidates, most…

Carolyn Nielsen (Journalism) presented papers Aug. 4 and 6 at the national Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Denver. Her sole-authored papers included "Community Conversation or 'The New Bathroom Wall?' Anonymous Online Comments and the Journalist'…

Two Whatcom County high school graduates recently received $1,000 scholarships from the Northwest Washington Fair.

Elizabeth Kayser, Lynden High School, has been involved in a variety of different fair activities, but she really enjoys showing cattle. She plans to attend Western…

Dr. Roland L. “Larry” De Lorme, a former Western Washington University administrator and faculty member, died on Sunday, Aug. 1, at the age of 73.

A celebration of Larry’s life will be held in Aberdeen, his hometown, at 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at The Aberdeen Museum of History.…

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