Whatcom Transportation Authority is proposing several changes to its routes and schedules, with major adjustments aimed at bus riders who live in the Birchwood neighborhood and eastern Whatcom County — areas with no supermarkets nearby.
Other revisions seek to make routes around Western Washington University more efficient, said Rick Nicholson, WTA’s director of service development.
“Most of the routes serving Western are affected,” Nicholson said Tuesday in an interview, adding that WWU’s main route through campus frequently runs late.
“It’s just taking longer and longer,” he said.
“I think they’ve got a good shot,” said David Wallin, a professor of environmental sciences at Western Washington University. “Get through the first few weeks and their survival rate is going to be comparable to native goats.”
One reason the national chain store closures have been relatively modest here is this market is relatively unique, said Hart Hodges, director at the Center for Economic and Business Research at Western Washington University.
This retail market is not too close to other major markets and Whatcom County gets a boost from Canadian shoppers.
The only piece missing in the project was the consumer – major consumers to be specific – so PSE reached out to Western Washington University as well as other large organizations and corporations to get on board with the renewable energy venture about to take place.
Western Washington University was contacted by PSE regarding the Skookumchuck Wind Project and was asked if they would opt-in to run the campus entirely on renewable energy. Western’s Office of Sustainability, Institute of Energy Studies, and Facilities Management then evaluated the PSE proposal and ran life-cycle cost analyses to determine long-term feasibility of the program.
Moreover, anonymous online commenters may enjoy a deeper sense of equal participation because they are not judged by their race, gender and other personal information that could potentially be deduced from a name.
Yet according to a study by Western Washington University journalism professor Carolyn Nielsen, members of the media themselves loathe online comments. In a survey of 583 journalists at daily newspapers in the United States, journalists’ contempt for online commenters appears widespread, originating in journalism school and reinforced throughout their careers via workplace culture.
With recreational marijuana now legal in Canada, officials are warning travelers: Make sure there is no cannabis in the car when you try to cross the international border — in either direction.
Canada legalized the use of marijuana across all provinces Wednesday, allowing sales for recreational use within the country. With Washington state already allowing cannabis sales, it may create some confusion for people who keep recreational amounts with them, said Laurie Trautman, director of the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University.
Paul Meeks, veteran technology investor and professor at Western Washington University, discusses technology stocks with Mike Santoli.
We wanted to get a sense of what it’s like to live in Bellingham, and why so many people have chosen it as their hometown. That’s what Chris Powell and A.J. Barse did. After they graduated from Western Washington University, they found the place was too familiar to give up. Now they’re strong advocates for the “city of subdued excitement.”
They host the Bellingham Podcast, in which they discuss favorite restaurants and outdoor adventures in Whatcom County, among other topics, like watches and technology. KNKX producer Geoffrey Redick went on a walking tour with them through downtown.
In September, the Knight Foundation released the results of a poll about public confidence in the news media. Most adults in the survey, including 90 percent of Republicans, said they have lost trust in journalists, citing concerns over accuracy and bias. But, there was a little hope. Nearly 70 percent said that trust can be restored.
Couple this public sentiment with contracting newsrooms, and journalism can feel like a shaky career choice.
Carolyn Nielsen is working to give future journalists confidence. She’s an associate journalism professor at Western Washington University. But she’s also worked in newsrooms, including the Bellingham Herald.
Formerly director of Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland and of public art in Cambridge, Mass., Hafthor Yngvason arrived in Bellingham in 2015. Since then, he has had a measurable impact on the quality, security, protection and restoration of the 33 Minimal, Post-Minimal and Postmodern artworks in Western’s Outdoor Sculpture Collection, mostly large-scale outdoor sculptures. Considered among the top three university-based sculpture collections in the US (with MIT and the University of California – San Diego), the collection held by the Western Gallery began in 1960 with an early bronze fountain by James FitzGerald. It grew in the ensuing five decades to include works by high-ly praised American, European and Asian artists.