Opinion

Op-Ed

Here’s why funding public education and research funds America’s future

Federal funding for education and research has been critical to America’s competitiveness and innovativeness. The recent budget blueprint released by the Trump administration projects deep cuts to several student aid programs. Access to post-secondary education is even more critical at this time, according to Sabah Randhawa, president of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash.

Opinion

Is Trump clever or just lost?

There seem to be a fair number of people these days loudly complaining that the unpredictable presidential candidate named Donald J. Trump has become the unpredictable president named Donald J. Trump. Imagine that.

Opinion

Donald Trump’s 100 days of horror

The horrors are both consuming and exhausting. Trump’s legislative agenda has been stymied. The drip, drip, drip of negative news about connections between campaign associates and Russia – and Russia’s efforts to affect our election – continues unabated. He seems to have no real strategy for governance other than pouting and gloating. His advisers are at each other’s throats. And the public has soured on him to a historic degree. Then there’s the incessant lying, the outrage of him draining the Treasury for his personal junkets and his disturbing turn toward war.

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Looking at a possible government shutdown by the numbers

Congress must agree on a federal spending budget by Friday, April 28 to prevent a government shutdown. The deadline nears the symbolic 100 days in office for President Trump, who is pushing for the budget to include funding for his proposed border wall.
Looking at a possible government shutdown by the numbers 1:21

Looking at a possible government shutdown by the numbers

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GM John Schneider, on why Seahawks have been so open about Sherman trade: "I don't like to lie"

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Take a tour of Bellingham's Hundred Acre Wood

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Racers try to beat 'The Villain' at Superhero 5K in Bellingham