Donald Trump was president for about five hours before protesters, most of them university students, took to local streets to denounce the new commander-in-chief.
Even in smaller jurisdictions, people accumulated in the thousands. In Bellingham, Washington, protesters assembled with Canadians who’d crossed the border to show their support, according to Carolyn Nielsen, a journalism professor at Western Washington University.
Southbound border traffic into Whatcom County in 2016 was the lowest in six years as the weak Canadian dollar continued to have an impact.
The number of people who went through the five Whatcom County border crossings totaled a little less than 12.5 million last year, nearly 900,000 fewer than in 2015, according to data from the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University.
Last year’s total was down about 23 percent compared with three years ago.
BELLINGHAM - Western Washington University seniors Taylor Stafford and Jeffrey Parker combined for 56 points to lead the 17th-ranked Vikings to a 100-89 victory over rival Central Washington Saturday night in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action at a sold-out Whatcom Pavilion.
Western Washington University will celebrate the 2016 Division II Women’s Soccer National Championship won by the Vikings in a special event open to the campus and community on Monday, January 23rd in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on the WWU campus.
The interactive science facility will be led by its newly appointed director, Dr. Sylvia Yang, who comes to Poulsbo from WWU’s Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes, where she worked as a marine scientist. Just a few weeks into her time at her new post, she already has big plans for the educational center.
The 4th Avenue Arts Corridor in downtown Edmonds has the potential to become a year-round hub of cultural events and festivities that highlight the Edmonds arts community, according to a plan created by public relations students at Western Washington University.
The city is working to promote planning and development for a three- to four-block arts/culture corridor along 4th Ave. N., just off Main Street, which links to Edmonds Center for the Arts to the north. The students proposed a series of seasonal events and festivities on 4th Avenue North under the theme of “Art for Everyone.”
Story features WWU's Steven Globerman.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, WSU’s six-year graduation rate is 66 percent. That’s above the national average of 42 percent but lower than some other public universities in Washington, including the University of Washington Seattle (83 percent) and Western Washington University (70 percent).
Western Washington University senior guard Taylor Peacocke scored a career-high 41 points, one off the school record, to lead the No. 17 Vikings to a 84-72 victory over No. 21 Simon Fraser Tuesday evening in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action at West Gym.
The Vikings (14-3, 8-1) extended their winning streak to 8 consecutive games while gaining sole possession of second place in the GNAC. Simon Fraser had their 8-game winning streak snapped to fall to 16-3 overall and 7-2 in league play. It was the Clan’s first home loss of the season after opening the season 7-0 in Burnaby.