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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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

UW wants to increase number of medical students in Spokane

Washington State University will welcome its first class of 60 medical students to the Spokane campus in August. The University of Washington wants to top that.


Under Trump’s travel ban, immigrant students must choose between family and education

Mahdieh Babaiasl met Hamed Mahdioun five years ago while the two were studying mechanical engineering at the University of Tabriz in Iran. Within a year and a half they were …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Trump immigration ban brings fear to those with pending applications for residency

The expected ban on people from several counties from entering the United States for a period of time is causing uncertainty and fear among people who have pending immigration applications …


EWU Gallery of Art space a bucket list spot for installation artist Jenene Nagy

Cheney gallery’s unusual round space will be filled as Jenene Nagy creates the installation called “scablands.”


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 10:50 p.m.

Former EWU cornerback shot 11 times after dispute in Seattle’s Pioneer Square district

A former Eastern Washington University football player was shot 11 times early Monday after a dispute in Seattle’s Pioneer Square district.


Robotics teams set to get build information Saturday

Nothing much will get a high school student out of bed before dawn on a Saturday, unless you’re a fan of science and engineering and eager to find out what …


Survival experts offer advice for EWU Eagles fans headed to Saturday’s game

EWU’s semifinal against the Youngstown Penguins in Cheney is projected to break the school record as the coldest game the Eagles have ever played, at least according to kickoff temperatures.


Protect students from immigration politics

Dreamers are not the criminals Trump says he wants to corral. Rescinding their status would only make America mean again.


Northwest colleges urge Trump to keep immigration program for students

Hundreds of college presidents, including more than a dozen in Washington and Idaho, are publicly urging President-elect Donald Trump not to eliminate a federal program that protects nearly 750,000 undocumented …


With no cash on hand, state employee hands panhandler a beer. It cost him his job.

Kelly Clark of Spokane, who had worked for the Archaeological and Historical Services department at Eastern Washington University in Cheney for 16 years, lost his job in early September after …


EWU trustees trying to calm students’ fears of deportation

Eastern Washington University can’t block federal immigration authorities from conducting raids or deportations, but it will take steps to promote cultural diversity on campus, the board of trustees said during …


Petition asks EWU to become a sanctuary campus

Eastern Washington University faculty, staff and students are petitioning the school to become a “sanctuary” university following Donald Trump’s presidential victory.


Sexual assault persists on local college campuses even as schools take steps to fight it

Schools in the Inland Northwest say they’re doing everything they can to prevent sexual misconduct, promote healthy relationships, help victims recover and properly discipline the accused. But victims advocates say …