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Western searches for new administrators

Western Washington University is on the hunt for several new administrators who will be key in overseeing and managing important university departments. 

Currently, search committees are narrowing down their final selections for the role of provost, dean of the College of the Environment…

Man with gun reported at Western Washington University event

A man reportedly pulled up his shirt to reveal a gun in his waistband on the Western Washington University campus Sunday, May 15, university officials said.

The university first reported the sighting just after 4 p.m. on Sunday via its Western Alert system. A person attending a low-rider…

Bellingham rental inspections to start; fees set

Once every three years, rental housing owners will need to pay $100 for a city inspection, or $45 plus the cost of a private inspection if they choose to go with an outside inspector.

City Council approved the inspection fees Monday, March 7, following up on the 2015 implementation of the…

WWU pledges better response to victims after review of threats

Western Washington University police and officials responded appropriately after a threat against a student prompted cancellation of classes in November, according to a consultant’s report released March 2.

However, consultant John N. Vinson, the chief of police at the University of…

WWU action against racist threats deemed appropriate

When racist threats were posted about Western Washington University’s black ASB President, Western took action.

A new report says that action was appropriate.

Western spokesman Paul Cocke recognizes the findings probably won’t satisfy everyone.

WWU: Man cited for having concealed handgun on campus

A visitor in a Western Washington University classroom was cited for having a concealed handgun Friday afternoon, Feb. 12.

A student in a class in Parks Hall 146 noticed a man had a gun in his waistband around 12:35 p.m., according to a campus alert sent out about an hour later.

WWU students push trustees to act on safety

Saying their university has failed to address the safety concerns of students of color, a group of Western Washington University students read a strongly worded statement during a board of trustees meeting Friday and asked for an apology.

Their concerns stem from an incident in November,…

Wallie Funk honored at Western 2016-02-04
Former Anacortes American editor's photos on display

Anyone who has spent time in Anacortes in the past five decades has probably seen the work of Wallie Funk.

The former editor and co-publisher of the Anacortes American, Whidbey News-Times and Whidbey Record left his mark on the community through his columns, editorials and thousands of…

Faculty and staff to be the anchor leg in the success of the $60 million campaign 2016-01-20
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