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Thursday Aug 28 | North Kitsap Herald

Newly appointed program director at OC will lead climate study

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Environmental Policy Troy Abel and his research team were recently awarded a $545,000 National Science Foundation grant that will allow the team to conduct a three-year study on state and local climate-risk governance.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, University of Kansas, Washington State University

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Monroe Monitor & Valley News

Monroe's vibrant parade officially ushers in fair

Miss Sky Valley Queen of Queens Shiloh Bassetti drove herself in the parade, and her vehicle was fit for a queen.

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Related Topix: Monroe, WA, Sultan, WA, Snohomish County, WA

HeraldNet

Scholarship fund helping Everett cancer survivor attend college

Sammy Loch, who suffered a cancerous brain tumor in 2010, recently underwent a five-year checkup MRI scan, which came out clean.

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Related Topix: Everett, WA, Medicine

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Daily Republic

Kicked out of school for being pregnant, she gets diploma 50 years later

Sandra Lantz was about four months away from graduation when high school in Bothell, Wash., when the shool's principal and vice principal took her aside.

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Related Topix: Bothell, WA, Education Etc.

Tue Aug 19, 2014

ABC News

Woman Refuses to Leave Tree to Protest Mall Project

"Chiara D'Angelou, 19, said she has been practicing climbing trees to protest against mall sprawl in Bainbridge Island, Washington."

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Related Topix: Washington

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Ecology Global Network

In Pele's Shadow Iron Oxide Comes to Life

Pele. Her name brings visions of fire, lightning, wind-and volcanoes. Of the ancient Hawaiian goddesses, Pele, the "lady in the red dress," is the best known.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, East Boothbay, ME, Boothbay, ME, University of Delaware

KHQ-TV Spokane

Spokane City Council starts domestic violence fund

The Spokane City Council passes an ordinance to help the victims of domestic violence.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Spokane, WA, Valley, WA, Spokane Valley, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

House fire in Spokane Valley

Fire fighters were able to contain a house fire in Spokane Valley. They are not sure what started it yet, but no one was living in the house.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, US National Parks, Glacier National Park, Bothell, WA

Kenmore Reporter

Bothell resident wins student choice award for his design

Bothell resident Ashkon Nima picked up the student choice award for his design of a light table at a design competition last week.

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Related Topix: Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design), Bellingham, WA, Ferndale, WA

Bellingham Herald

Fisher Fountain honors WWU president who was accused of being soft on communists

If you ask people where Fisher Fountain is located at Western Washington University, many might respond, "Oh, you mean the fountain in Red Square?" The implication is they aren't sure of the fountain's name.

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Bellingham Herald

Transcript of 1935 meeting reveals sharp exchanges, accusations against Bellingham campus president

A contentious, closed-door meeting in 1935 with the trustees of Washington State Normal School, the Bellingham school's president, and citizens who wanted to oust the president, had at least one person sitting quietly on the sidelines.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Seattle Times

A half-century after high school, Bothell student gets her diploma

Sandra Kleven, left,with friend and classmate Lynda Humphrey, who made it her mission to get Sandra a Bothell High diploma.

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Related Topix: Bothell, WA, Education Etc.

Tri-cityherald.com

Scholarships for Aug. 17

Western Washington University student Matthew Smith, son of Kathey Andrews-Smith and Mark Smith of Richland, received a $1,000 Associated Students Employee Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year.

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Related Topix: Richland, WA, Kennewick, WA, Seattle University, Education Etc.

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Ancient Egypt focus of WWU planetarium show

"Stars of the Pharohs," a full-dome digital movie playing at the Western Washington University planetarium, shows temples and tombs of the ancient world and how ancient Egyptians used science and astronomical phenomena to tell time, create a calendar, and align buildings.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater

Sun Aug 10, 2014

The Daily Republic

Mount Rainier's climate change butterfly effect

Up here in the rarefied realm of Mount Rainier's alpine meadows, the mountain, glaciered and magnificent, seems close enough to touch.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Mount Rainier National Park

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Methow Valley News Home Page

Trial by fire

"It was a huge surprise" to find himself working to protect the homes of friends and high school classmates, says rookie firefighter Milo Holston.

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Related Topix: Fire, Winthrop, WA, Twisp, WA

Bangor Daily News

Blue Hill Hospital welcomes new certified nurse midwife

Biology and Anthropology from Western Washington University in 2003 and a BS in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine She comes to Blue Hill Memorial Hospital with a wide range of midwifery experiences, including a Rhode Island maternity hospital, a largely Amish-populated and beyond.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, University of Southern Maine, Maine

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Bellingham musician beats drum to raise money for jazz center

Bellingham drummer Julian MacDonough let me know about Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center, a new nonprofit he has established to provide jazz, jazz education and a venue space in Bellingham.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Theater, Arts, Family, Kids, Whatcom County, WA

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Seattle Times

Scientist on Rainier chases climate change’s butterfly effect

Up here in the rarefied realm of Mount Rainier's alpine meadows, the mountain, glaciered and magnificent, seems close enough to touch.

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Related Topix: Rainier, WA, US National Parks, Mount Rainier National Park

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Primary a preview of key Washington Senate races

The Washington state Senate is up for grabs, prompting money and attention to pour in for the handful of races that will decide which party will ultimately control the chamber.

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Related Topix: US News

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