In the Media

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 10:07am
On campuses across the country, millions of students have an app called Yik Yak on their phones. It's like an anonymous version of Twitter. But because it's anonymous, it can get ugly and be a breeding ground for hate speech. Black student leaders across the country have held sit-ins and protests asking college officials to block the app.
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 9:47am
Sky Valley Chronicle
ose your eyes and imagine this for a moment. You went to sleep last night like any other night. You woke up this morning to find the worst natural disaster in U.S. history within driving distance of your back yard. Death and destruction can be found everywhere on the west side of I-5 in western Washington. It is devastation of immense proportions. Up until this event, no American alive today had ever seen destruction on this scale in their home state or anywhere else in America. Most everything west of Interstate 5 in Washington State has been, for all practical purposes wiped out. Places like Friday Harbor, Oak Harbor, Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend, Edmonds, parts of Seattle, Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Tacoma, Olympia, Aberdeen, Shelton, Kelso, Montesano, West Port, Long Beach, Longview, Forks, South Bend, Winlock and many more places.
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 11:54am
The News & Advance
Up on the snowy summit, without a soul in sight, Seth Gilmore soldiered on. He’d donned a new name – “Crusty Goat” – and suffered through the scorching summer heat in Pennsylvania, self-forded the daunting Kennebec River to the later horror of his parents, and chased off a bear near Damascus with a series of percussive shovel swats against a tree, to name but a few of his adventures.
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 11:52am
The Bellingham Herald
Led by 21 points from junior forward Jeffrey Parker the Western Washington University Vikings picked up a hard-fought road victory 80-78 over Northwest Nazarene Thursday, Jan. 21, in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action in Nampa, Idaho. Western improved to 11-7 overall and 5-4 in GNAC play with the road win. The Crusaders drop to 10-8 overall and 4-5 in conference play.
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 11:52am
The Bellingham Herald
The Western Washington University Vikings were held to a season-low 47 points in a 53-47 setback at Montana State Billings Thursday, Jan. 21, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's basketball game at Alterowitz Gymnasium. Western played without leading scorer and starting point guard Taylor Peacocke (15.6 points per game) due to concussion-like symptoms.
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 11:51am
Canada remains one of the few developed countries with a universal-access health care system that doesn’t require patients to participate in paying for care through some form of user fees, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “Most countries in the industrialized world with universal coverage for health care charge user fees for access to hospitals, general practitioners or specialists with exemptions for low income citizens and individuals with chronic long-term illnesses. Canada is an outlier,” said Steven Globerman, Fraser Institute senior fellow and author of Select Cost Sharing in Universal Health Care Countries.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:07am
The Bellingham Herald
“Money in Politics” will be the subject of a free program and community discussion offered by the League of Women Voters of Bellingham and Whatcom County this week.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:06am
The News Tribune
For most, 68,000 years is a long, long time — long enough for an ice sheet to form in Antarctica. But it’s a rather hard number to grasp for ordinary humans. So that’s where art comes in: specifically, artist Anna McKee, who creates semi-abstract installations that put you metaphorically deep inside the ice core that’s melting at an alarming rate in Antarctica. It’s art tightly woven with science, which is perfect for the next Art-Sci Salon at the University of Puget Sound, where McKee is one of four guest speakers (two artists, two geoscientists) who will talk about ice, climate change and how art helps us see science better.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:02am
The Northern Light
The value of the Canadian dollar may drop to an all-time low by the end of the year. The loonie slipped to 69.9 cents on the U.S. dollar on January 11, the first time it’s dipped below 70 cents since 2003, and Canada’s top-ranking forecaster says the decline hasn’t stopped. David Doyle is an analyst for the Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. He was ranked the most accurate forecaster of the Canadian dollar by Bloomberg News and accurately predicted the loonie’s current decline to 69 cents in February 2015.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 12:19pm
The Seattle Times
On this last bit of undeveloped coast between a smelter and two oil refineries, SSA Marine wants to build the biggest coal export terminal in North America, to load up some of the largest ships afloat arriving up to 487 times a year, mostly from Asian ports.