In the Media

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 9:15am
The News Tribune
Running for the state House of Representatives is more than a job or salary for Michelle Chatterton. Her campaign comes from a place of passion for her community, she says.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 9:14am
The Northern Light
A new study released by the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University found year-over-year sales from online retailers has slowed significantly since 2010. Online sales is one of the largest economic drivers for border towns like Blaine and Sumas. Canadians from the lower Fraser Valley will often order items from American sites such as, and have them shipped to post office boxes near the border to save on shipping costs and sales tax.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 9:12am
Men's Health
First, they came for our bacon, now they’re after our chicken. Is nothing sacred? At MH towers, we’re well aware that prostate cancer is a problem all men should be tackling. Examinations should be booked, diets should be cancer-proofed and care must be taken to ensure your prostate remains perfectly healthy. But when the latest study claiming chicken and eggs contributed to prostate cancer really ruffled our feathers. This time the scaremongers have gone too far. The scientifically proven benefits of birds outweigh the tenuous evidence against. MH dissects these fowl untruths.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 9:51am
University of Puget Sound
Scientists from four Pacific Northwest universities will partner to research an emerging technology for improving the efficiency of photovoltaic solar cells, thanks to the support of a $240,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The innovative collaboration among the largely undergraduate institutions was initiated by the Murdock Trust to help advance the science on renewable energy and to build the capacity of smaller colleges to take a key role in important research.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 9:06am
Daily Record
Ellensburg High School senior Lexie Bland took her next step in her basketball career. On Friday afternoon Bland signed her National Letter of Intent to play at Western Washington University. “Western is a program I feel like I fit in with the best,” Bland said. “Even with the short time I met the coaches, I felt like we developed a really good relationship.”
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 9:01am
The Bellingham Herald
Bellingham Technical College will answer questions about its upcoming clean energy degree program with two information sessions scheduled for this month and next. The sessions are 1 p.m. Thursday, April 21, and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in BTC’s Campus Center building, room 233. The program will begin next fall.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 8:55am
Eugenie Jones’s credentials are surprisingly impressive, considering she’s late to the game of jazz performance. Originally from Morgantown, West Virginia, the singer/songwriter eventually found herself a new home in the Northwest, raising a family, working in business and marketing, and doggedly carving out a name for herself in the very competitive business of jazz.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 11:27am
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University will conduct a test lockdown drill at the same time the school tests its alert notification system at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. The test of the notification system will include voice messages over the campus fire alarm system, desktop messages on campus computers, text messages to anyone who has registered with the Western Alert system, emails to students, faculty and staff, a message posted to the university website and messages to its Facebook and Twitter pages.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 10:52am
The Western Front
On Saturday, April 16, the third annual TEDx event came to campus, where the audience heard 12 speakers, including Western students, alumni and professors, selected by Western’s TEDx Club. TEDx is a program that “supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community,” according to the TED website. Max Smith, a representative of Western’s TEDx club, said speakers were chosen from an initial 68 applicants. That number dwindled to 30 before the final 12 were chosen.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 10:45am
The Bellingham Herald
For the second time in less than a week, a man snatched a cellphone from a woman’s hand on the Western Washington University campus and ran away. The man approached two women at the bus stop outside Buchanan Towers at the south end of campus at about 1 a.m. Sunday, April 17, according to a university alert sent out around 3:15 a.m. Sunday. The women, both 18, were WWU students, said university spokesman Paul Cocke.