A longtime retail landmark is going out of business this week, marking another closure among food markets in eastern Whatcom County.
Cross-border traffic remains strong. Nearly 3.6 million people have crossed southbound through the five Whatcom County border crossings in the first four months of 2017 — nearly identical to the first four months of 2016, according to the data gathered by Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute. With the Canadian dollar remaining low, it’s expected that border crossing numbers will stay at this level, said Hart Hodges, director at Western’s Center for Economics and Business Research.
Emilie Landmann is a theatre artist based in Portland, Oregon. She has worked on and off stage with companies such as Profile Theatre, Post5 Theatre Company, Portland Actor's Ensemble, Action/Adventure Theatre, Nutz-n-Boltz and Original Practice Shakespeare. Additionally, she was a member of the 2013-14 Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company, where she wrote and performed the solo show "A Study on Outdoor Catholicism". She received her BA in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University.
Global Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was an inspired choice for the job: she brings a keen understanding of the global economy and international trade to a portfolio that will require these skills in the near term. Trade relations between producers and consumers of energy are shifting, and the new Trump administration in Washington will accelerate this realignment. Canadian diplomacy must secure new markets for energy exports, or risk being left behind.
Spokane’s Madison Kerr and her top-ranked teammates will soon be headed to New Jersey with hopes of winning an eighth national championship for their university.
No office pools are being circulated. No side bets are being collected. And you won’t find any grocery store checkers geeked out in team-related regalia.
Brooklyn Groves, a 2013 Marysville Getchell High School graduate and senior at Western Washington University, was named the statewide Student Employee of the Year from the Washington State Association of Student Employment Administrators.
Back in 1955, when he was not even halfway into his first year teaching at Anacortes High School at the tip of Fidalgo Island in northwest Washington, he received an Army draft notice. Upon hearing the news, his students put together a petition to delay the 22-year-old teacher’s draft until the end of the school year.
A year-long project with Western Washington University is planned to study flood risks in west Stanwood and find options for business and homeowners to protect properties and lower insurance rates.
The Stanwood City Council voted last week to be part of the university’s Sustainable Communities Partnership. The program lets students gain experience while helping solve issues highlighted by the cities. In Stanwood’s case, the issue is a historic downtown that sits in the floodplain of the Stillaguamish River, creating difficulties for those who want to live or run a business there.
Proving your business idea can make it in the real world is tough enough for most experienced entrepreneurs. That is why the journey of the top 16 teams in the UW Business Plan Competition is so special. They convinced nearly 300 judges that their ideas were viable enough to advance past the Investment Round. The semifinalists and two alternates—listed below—were chosen out of a pool of 36 teams at the event hosted by the Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. Each had about four hours of face time with entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, and BPC alumni from the Seattle area.
‘Icefall’ by John All
Maybe you remember All from an 11-minute YouTube video in which he films his own escape from a 70-foot crevasse on Everest in 2014. In Icefall, the scientist elaborates on other scary run-ins from his travels studying the changing climate, from avalanches to snakes. But yes, reading about that crevasse fall is a highlight, especially since All lets us in on parts of the escape he didn’t capture on camera—considering he climbed out with 15 broken bones, we can't blame him for not filming the whole thing.
Profile of Western freshman Juan Guitron, first in his family to attend college