in memoriam

Legendary author and poet Maya Angelou passed away this morning at age 86.

Angelou spoke as part of Western Washington University's Distinguished Lecture Series in November 1999. Read the Western Front's story about it online here, courtesy of the Western Libraries' newspaper…

A grand celebration of the life of erstwhile Western Washington University President Jerry Flora will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, May 26, at Jero Farm in Everson.

Attendees may bring, if they like, an item for a time capsule that Flora's family is making in his honor.

The…

Christopher Anne Suczek, a professor emeritus of geology at Western Washington University, passed away April 10, 2014, at her home in Bellingham. Suczek, who had been ill with pancreatic cancer, retired from active faculty March 31 after nearly 40 years at the university.

To hear her…

Gov. Inslee has directed that all Washington state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in memory of the victims of the SR 530 slide that occurred on March 22, 2014.

Flags should remain at half-staff until the end of the day on Tuesday, April 22, or first…

Gov. Inslee, in honor of Army Pfc. James Groth, 22, of Ethal, has directed that Washington state and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Pfc. Groth died on Feb. 21 during a training accident at Fort Bragg, N.C.…

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