Sequim’s Doug Brundage, 62, recently hit the centennial mark for giving. On Nov. 8, he gave his 100th pint of blood through Bloodworks Northwest at a mobile center inside First Baptist Church of Sequim. “I’ve always done it out of principle,” Brundage said. “It’s an important thing to do.”
Brundage remembers first donating back in college at Western Washington University in Bellingham in 1977, but the urge to continue donating began in 1986 when a coworker was diagnosed with leukemia. Fellow staffers Hal Woods and Don Denny organized the blood drive in the coworker’s honor, Brundage said, and the tradition continued at their work, the Washington School Information Processing Cooperative.
Core testing was left to colleagues at Western Washington University like Andy Bunn (“Dare we say that's his core area of research,” Quinn says). The WWU team analyzed the cores from trees that were at least 40 years old. Their goal: to compare growth rates year-over-year between the 20 years covered by Quinn's study period, and rates during the two decades prior to that, in which salmon carcasses were deposited equally between both banks.
Feingold is a critically acclaimed composer, performer, and recording artist. He is the Director of Guitar Studies at Western Washington University. His performances have been described as “A pleasure to listen to” by Vincent Persichette, Julliard School of Music. His compositions have been described as "advanced musically, delightful twists and turns” by Classical Guitar magazine.
Western Washington University economics professor Sharon Shewmake, a Democrat, expanded her narrow lead over four-term Republican state Rep. Vincent Buys, by a margin of 50.6 percent to 49.4 percent.
Only 810 votes separated the two.
Local leaders in the Jewish community are holding prayer groups and sending letters to support those affected by the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday that killed 11 and wounded six.
Law enforcement officials say Robert D. Bowers allegedly shot into the crowd for several minutes while shouting anti-Semitic slurs inside the Tree of Life Congregation, according to the Associated Press and other media reports this weekend.
Rabbi Avremi Yarmush, at the Rohr Center for Jewish Life in Bellingham, held a public moment of prayer Monday night at the center at 102 Highland Drive.
When I was younger I watched my mother’s decline, and eventual death, from Huntington’s disease. It was a terrifying experience. So naturally when my wife and I learned that I had inherited the mutation that causes the disease, we were devastated.
The Port joins Whatcom County, the City of Bellingham and Western Washington University as local public sector energy users enrolled in the Green Direct Program. Several iconic Pacific Northwest companies including Starbucks, REI and Microsoft have also signed up for the program.
Fuel blending is something that can make good business sense and provide some environmental benefits for oil companies, said Joel Swisher in an email. Swisher is the director of the Institute of Energy Studies at Western Washington University.
Using a short-cycle (not-fossil) biomass could be carbon neutral, particularly if it is waste material that would otherwise decompose and release carbon dioxide, Swisher said.
“If the biomass fuel use offsets the use of fossil fuel, there can be a benefit in terms of CO2 emissions,” Swisher said in the email.
At the start of the spawning season in July, it is common to see up to several thousand sockeye swarming the mouth of the creek, their ruby-red bodies jostling in water less than 2 inches deep.
“At some point they just go for it,” Quinn says. “They are basically swimming over what’s little more than wet rocks, powering through the mouth of the stream and up the creek.”
Additional coauthors are from the University of Washington, Western Washington University, and the University of Maine.
The No. 4 nationally-ranked Western Washington University volleyball team continued its winning ways, recording its 19th consecutive victory, with a 3-0 road sweep at Alaska Fairbanks on Saturday afternoon in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action at the Alaska Airlines Court.