In the Media

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 10:23am
KGMI radio

 A recent KING-5 article says Bellingham has the highest job growth percentage in the country, but Western Washington University professor Hart Hodges said that is “misleading.”

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 10:21am
The Bellingham Herald

After 42 years of working at Western Washington University in computer services, Jim Tragesser said he was looking for something a “little different,” something in which he could and would interact with people in the community.

After retiring as administrator for Computing Services at the university, Tragesser found his new normal volunteering for the Bellingham Police Department.

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 10:08am
Whatcom Talk

Have you ever had a friend tell you something that so shocked your sense of reality that, in that instant, you could no longer see the world in the same way again?

For Joy Wiggins, of Global Peaceful Paths Equity and Inclusion Consulting, LLC this moment came in college when a black friend from San Antonio told her he thought he needed to leave the university because it was so racist that he feared for his physical safety if he stayed at school. “Where have I been,” she wondered to herself, “while my friend was having cotton plants placed outside of his dorm room?” This became one of many moments that continue to propel Joy in her work to help people connect across racial and gender differences.

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 10:03am
San Juan Islander

Also part of the legislation, UW College of Oceanography will work with Western Washington University and Washington State University to conduct a detailed analysis of nonnative finfish aquaculture in Washington and determine any impact from the August net pen accident.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 11:08am
Oregon Public Broadcasting

After a mysterious disease killed millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast in recent years, they’ve shown some signs of recovery in pockets of southern California. But, in the Pacific Northwest, they’re still suffering.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 10:58am

Those exploring the high altitudes of the North Cascades may see mountain goats more often if a proposed plan is approved.

The National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service, along with the state Department of Fish & Wildlife and area tribes, have proposed relocating hundreds of goats from the Olympic Mountains to the North Cascades beginning as early as mid-2018.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:41am
USA Today

Earlier this fall, I walked past a fellow parent at my son’s baseball practice wearing a t-shirt stating “I am being politically correct,” and emblazoned with phrases such as “God Bless America” and “Merry Christmas.” I tried to imagine how to say Merry Christmas in the hostile, weaponized tones of that t-shirt. I practiced saying "a Very Merry F---in’ Christmas to you too."

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:54am
Crain's Detroit Business

Canada's declining position as a trading partner of the U.S. raises questions of whether two new six-lane bridges in Detroit between the Ambassador and the Howe bridges are needed, said Laurie Trautman, director of the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University.

"If you're just talking about the traffic, it doesn't make sense," Trautman said. "If there's other reasons — security reasons, not wanting private ownership of a bridge, the (highway) approach — that's different. But if you're just talking about needs of traffic, it doesn't add up."

Trautman added: "And then you throw NAFTA into the mix, and who knows what's going to happen?"

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:16am
The Bellingham Herald

She’s not your typical Whatcom County alpine skier.

She’s never competed in the downhill skiing leg of the annual Ski to Sea Race. Never thought about jumping the Baker Road Gap – in fact, she’s never even stepped into a pair of skis at Mt. Baker Ski Area.

But if all goes as planned over the next month and a half, she could give local fans someone to root for in a third-straight Winter Games when the Olympics kick off Feb. 9 (Feb. 8 in Whatcom County) in Pyeongchang, South Korea.