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Burn victims recovering, one year later

Three men's lives changed instantly, one year ago, after an explosion happened while they were working in a basement near Peosta.

Adam Conrad, his brother Scott Conrad and Brad Mahoney, now 29, 25 and 19, respectively, were working construction in a basement, when fumes built up and…

Don’t Ms.: Shameless Karaoke, The Whistleblower, Gender Odyssey and More!

Today is my first day at Ms., and I’m feeling blissfully overwhelmed by the wealth of feminist knowledge in this office—including information on hundreds of upcoming feminist or women-centered events. Below are my top six picks for this week. Here’s hoping you live near one of these cities:…

Cherry Point coal-export port hits two setbacks on environmental front

The controversial proposal for a major coal-export port to be built at Cherry Point near Bellingham hit two big setbacks this week: environmentalists broke off talks with the developer, SSA Marine, which was also caught building a road through forested wetlands without proper permits.

Why We Should Teach National History in a Global Age

Americans face a unique challenge today in defining their identities. Globalizing markets have connected us with faraway peoples and places, allowing us to buy cheap goods manufactured in nations with limited labor and environmental protections. Globalization has also spurred heavy migration and…

WWU’s Vicki Hamblin named executive director of Center for International Studies

Vicki Hamblin, a Western Washington University professor and department chair, has been named the executive director of the Center for International Studies.

Hamblin, who teaches French and chairs the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, will start her new role January 1.

North Tapps Principal Pat Keaton ends a career spanning two decades

The Dieringer School District is by no means a large district today, but back when recently retired Principal Pat Keaton got his start, it was even smaller.

"Staff at that time was only nine teachers so we taught multiple subjects," he said of his first…

In memoriam: Hugh Fleetwood, 1930 - 2011 2011-07-20
WWU's 'The Planet' Magazine wins two awards in national journalism contest 2011-07-19
Job 2.0: Dreams, financial need put seniors back in the hunt for jobs

Pat Lombard planned to retire at age 55.
A nurse at St. Joseph Medical Center, she arranged for private health insurance, which she figured would cost about $300 a month until she was eligible for Medicare. But before she told her employer of her pending retirement, she was notified that…

Meridian hires new AD to lead it into exciting era of change

With a number of changes on the horizon and the Meridian School District expected to start construction on a new high school in September, every aspect of the school is likely to see some level of adjustment over the next couple of years.
That certainly includes the Trojans' athletic…

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