BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard says he’s being deliberately provocative when he says the university is too white. The lack of diversity on college campuses a national crisis, he says.
OSO — Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso last month as crews dig through the devastation with a swarm of excavators.
By STEVEN DuBOIS, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 11:40 a.m.
PORTLAND — The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen’s urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure.
Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard says he's being deliberately provocative when he says the university in Bellingham will have failed if it's as white in the decades ahead as it is today.
By Jordan Schrader, The News Tribune
April 16, 2014 8:17 p.m.
TACOMA — The state budget is balanced over four years. On paper, anyway. The law requires a positive balance over the four years ending in mid-2017. A new budget outlook projects the state to be in the black at that point by a bare $19.5 million, in a projected budget of more than $36 billion.
PORTLAND — A Portland woman whose hair had reached the small of her back since childhood is suing Wal-Mart and a shampoo maker for $10,000, claiming her hair became so tangled after using the product that she was forced to cut most of it off.