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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 12:01 a.m.

Patrick Kennedy to speak in Spokane about mental health and addiction treatment

Patrick Kennedy, who represented Rhode Island in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2011, will speak Wednesday at a community conversation on mental health sponsored by Providence Health Care …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

EWU police investigating sexual assault

Eastern Washington University police are investigating an alleged sexual assault against a student over the weekend.


Mother of slain EWU student suing three men accused of murder

The mother of an Eastern Washington Student who was shot and killed outside of a club in north Spokane is suing the three men accused of murder.


Rachel Toor: Follow the higher ed mission (and science): abolish football

At some point, a university with a thriving program is going to stand up, finally, and say,


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

EWU Associate AD accused of second-degree theft

Eastern Washington University Associate Athletic Director Don Ross stands accused of stealing over $4,000 from a pair of fundraisers in 2014, according to court documents.


Mary Cullinan: Why attend college? Let’s count the reasons

College graduates are able to thrive more effectively despite shifts in the economy and their lifetime savings are significantly higher than those of people without a college degree.


End of DACA program leaves some worried about their future

With the White House’s announcement Tuesday that they would end the DACA program over the next six months, young Spokane residents who have benefited from it face uncertainty.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:06 a.m.

Making sense of the numbers: College rankings in perspective

Research suggests rankings have a significant impact on where students apply to college, regardless of whether they fully understand what each ranking system measures. But the rankings don’t tell the …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:22 p.m.

Bananas, cats and cookies come into view as eclipse watchers crowd bleachers at EWU’s Roos Field

Pulling his cardboard eclipse glasses tight around his face, Cole Cullen squinted at a crescent of sun and counted down the minutes from the football bleachers at Eastern Washington University.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Efforts helping Spokane’s homeless young adults

The city hit its goal in helping over 100 homeless youth in Spokane during a 100-day challenge this spring and summer, finding housing for


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

EWU partners with Colombian university to study rural health care after decades of guerrilla war

A team of Eastern Washington University students will travel to Colombia next summer to study rural health care in the wake of a decades-long civil war between the Colombian government …


UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

EWU program helps stutterers thrive

Kunal Mahajan, an investment banker who works in New York City, has tried many times to perfect his speech. But when he’s working in a high-stress environment – with tight …


UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Millions of dollars of state projects for Spokane stalled in legislative logjam

Some $114 million in state construction projects for the Spokane area, including a new science building on the Eastern Washington University campus, are in jeopardy this week as the Legislature …


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

EWU football player arrested on domestic violence charge has been removed from the team

An Eastern Washington University football player arrested on a domestic violence charge last week has been dismissed from the team.


Hoopfest notebook: Former Zag Mike Hart makes Hoopfest debut

After spending a year trying his hand at coaching, former Gonzaga basketball player Mike Hart is back in Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Second suspect in beating of EWU student enters plea deal, avoids trial for attempted murder

After cutting a deal with prosecutors, a 21-year-old man likely will spend less than two years in prison for the brutal beating of an Eastern Washington University student.


All in the family: A fourth generation of Eastern Eagles graduates

Alyse and Caitlin Carr joined the more than three thousand people who walked across the stage this weekend to accept degrees from Eastern Washington University, but their walk was steeped …


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:29 p.m.

Black and other minorities still stopped more often by Spokane police

Spokane police continue to disproportionately stop black, Native American and Middle Eastern and Pacific Islander residents, according to a new study from Eastern Washington University.


Renowned primatologist to tout animal intellect at free Spokane lecture

The Dutch/American biologist and author Frans de Waal will discuss themes from his best-selling book, “Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?” at a public lecture and …


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:45 a.m.

Case against man accused in baseball bat beating of EWU track student goes to jury

John T. Mellgren did not testify in his trial for the baseball bat beating that nearly killed an EWU student last year.


Rep. Marcus Riccelli: House efforts would expand access to dental care, training

Funding these initiatives, in the capital and operating budgets, can make a tremendous difference for kids and adults.


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

EWU beating victim testifies against man accused of striking him with baseball bat

For the first time since being beaten by three men in the parking lot of his Cheney apartment complex in October, Robert “Drew” Schreiber faced one of his accused attackers. …


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 10:14 a.m.

EWU science building likely to get at least $60 million for construction

House and Senate capital construction budgets both set aside money for a new science center at Eastern Washington University.


UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 1:26 a.m.

WSU, EWU students get support for innovative research

Students from Eastern Washington’s two public universities are scoring recognition – and funding – for research on a wide range of topics.


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Cash windfall coming to Gonzaga University, WSU and EWU athletic departments

Gonzaga University, Washington State University and Eastern Washington University are among the colleges across the country set to get a cash windfall from the National Collegiate Athletic Association next month.


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

Spokane’s Kendall Feeney, a beloved musician and advocate, dies of cancer

Memorial plans are pending for Feeney, 58, a member of the Eastern Washington University music faculty, a frequent performer with the Spokane Symphony, and creator of the former Zephyer music …


Spokane’s urban explorers look for the humanity in abandoned places, but there are risks

Urban explorers have been plumbing the depths of Spokane’s hidden places.


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:33 p.m.

One of three suspects in killing of EWU student in north Spokane sentenced to 10 years in prison

Suspect in Palomino Club shooting pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 123 months in prison.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 4:13 p.m.

Yik Yak user gives EWU student, police a scare with threat of Valentine’s Day massacre

A former Eastern Washington University student gave a current student and the EWU police quite a scare when he threatened a Valentine’s Day massacre via an anonymous social media application.


Spokane-area economy is creating higher-wage jobs

More than 20,000 new jobs have been created in Spokane County since 2010. Most pay more than the average wage in the county, which is $21.17 per hour, or $44,035 …