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A study done by economists at Western Washington University concludes that each dollar of state support for the solar industry will result in $16-20 of added “economic activity.”

Western Washington University faculty members Sharon Shewmake, Reid Dorsey-Palmateer and Phil Thompson have secured a two-year, $309,304 grant from the 

Western Washington University faculty members Sharon Shewmake, Reid Dorsey-Palmateer and Phil Thompson have secured a two-year, $309,304 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the impact of energy efficiency on local housing prices.

The researchers are partnering with the…

Charles (Chuck) H. Antholt passed away on Saturday, Nov.12. 

He was born on July 20, 1942 in Marinette, to Harold and Amanda Antholt. He graduated from Coleman High School in Coleman in 1960 and went on to earn a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in…

July witnessed over 5 percent year-over-year increase in U.S. light vehicle sales, bringing annualized projections to 17.35 million –more than last year’s output. Both General Motors and Ford enjoyed strong showings, particularly from SUVs, with the former posting a 13.4 percent annual increase…

The Canadian dollar sank to its lowest level in nearly 11 years as the Bank of Canada cut a key interest rate to try to restart a sluggish economy.

The loonie was hovering around 77 cents compared to the U.S. dollar at the end of the trading session on Wednesday, July 15. It hit the…

When it comes to figuring out what happens next with the Canadian dollar, checking the price of oil might be a good guide.

[ Editor's note: This obituary was first published by Westford Funeral Home. ]

Howard E. Mitchell, of Bellingham, after a life well-lived, has now joined his wife Jeanne and his son Richard. He was 95.

Howard was born in 1920 in Wauconda to Hannah and Glenn Mitchell. He…

Learn to find a market for your products at a seminar called “India: The Future of the Market for American Firms,” from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 6 at the Port of Bellingham’s Harbor Center Conference Room at 1801 Roeder Ave., in Bellingham.

This data snippet from the Office of Institutional Research looks at the grade-point averages of 2014 spring graduates.

The data are divided by the students' type upon entering the university (native freshmen, Running Start or transfer) and their course level.

The average…

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