WGU Washington Enrolls 5,000th Student

WGU Washington reached a significant milestone this week, enrolling its 5,000th student. The largest affiliate of Western Governors University in the country, WGU Washington is a flexible, affordable alternative to traditional higher education options, allowing adults who are balancing family, careers and other responsibilities to go back to school and earn their degrees. The fact […]

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Overlake Medical Center Offers Free Health Screenings

Overlake Medical Center is offering free health screenings in celebration of the second annual Eastside Vitality Health Month.  All September long, Overlake Medical Clinics across the Eastside have been hosting health fairs intended to familiarize Eastside residents with primary care physicians and cardiologists in their communities. Eastside Vitality Health Month’s final event will take place […]

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President Obama Recognizes WGU as a Leader in Higher Education

  WGU Washington News For Immediate Release Contact for media inquiries:  Contact for enrollment information: Jake Riddell, Public Relations Manager  877.214.7004 (206) 512-0025  washington.wgu.edu jake.riddell@wgu.edu President Obama Recognizes Online Western Governors University for Innovation and Affordability The United States’ first competency-based university cited as leader in the President’s Plan to Make College More Affordable SEATTLE, (August […]

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Kirkland students accepted into scholars program at Museum of Flight

JUNE 18, 2013 · 1:19 PM Four Kirkland students will participate in one of the four Washington Aerospace Scholars summer residency sessions held in June and July at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Washington Aerospace Scholars is a competitive educational program, based at Seattle’s Museum of Flight, for high school juniors from across Washington […]

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Planetary Resources raises over $200,000 on day one of crowdfunding for space telescope

By Clara Moskowitz Published May 30, 2013 Space.com A commercial asteroid-mining company aiming to launch a crowdfunded space telescope raised more than $200,000 on the first day of its campaign. Planetary Resources, a private venture aiming to mine near-Earth space rocks for water, minerals and other resources, announced Wednesday that it would build and launch […]

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Bellevue space company turns to Kickstarter for interstellar telescope

BY JOSH KERNS  on May 29, 2013 @ 2:02 pm Updated: 2:35 pm – 5/29/13 ) Planetary Resources announced the Kickstarter campaign at a launch event Wednesday at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. A Bellevue company that wants to mine precious metals from asteroids is hoping a new crowdfunding campaign will help pay for an ambitious new space telescope. The company’s founders say the […]

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On Memorial Day: Museum of Flight’s B-17 “Flying Fortress” flies skies over Seattle area

SEATTLE: The B-17 bomber, a plane that helped the United States win World War II, was in the Seattle area this weekend, and not just on display. For a price, people also get to soar on the vintage aircraft. The B-17 was at the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field. If you missed it, it […]

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Turner Construction’s Dwayne Goddard Named AGC Superintendent of the year for 2013

Turner’s Seattle office is only one of two business units out of Turner Construction’s network of 46 offices across the country to pilot the Building LIFE (Living Injury Free Everyday) program. Goddard spearheaded the Building LIFE program on his projects, taking on the challenge to improve safety culture by including pre-planned safety, engaging the workforce […]

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Seattle Aquarium’s harbor seal gets in the act

Posted by: Dean Rutz Siku, one of three resident harbor seals at the Seattle Aquarium, wanted to join the construction-worker portrait in the new habitat that she and two companions will occupy. The new habitat opens to the public June 1. Turner construction workers Baird Lehman, left, Aaron “Rambo” Weston, Robb Rankin and Ian Hamm pose […]

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