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Locally: EWU celebrates 20th anniversary of state track championships

The 2016 edition of the WIAA 1B, 2B and 1A track and field championships at Eastern Washington University Thursday-Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of the meet in Cheney.


Watch: EWU official grants mother’s day wish on “The View” Friday

Eastern Washington University was a star of “The View” talk show Friday, when an official with the university foundation surprised a teenager with a full scholarship to the Cheney school.


Idaho Vandals dropping to FCS, joining Big Sky in 2018 season

Idaho will drop to the Football Championship Subdivision beginning in 2018 and intends to join the Big Sky Conference.


EWU multicultural center plan upsets some minority students

A proposed renovation of Eastern Washington University’s Pence Union Building has drawn criticism from a coalition of clubs and groups who claim the planned multicultural center is too small.


EWU installs electric vehicle charging stations

EWU unveiled its new Level 2 vehicle charging stations on Friday, Earth Day


EWU bookstore staff threatened

Eastern Washington University police arrested a man Thursday who reportedly threatened to burn down the EWU bookstore.


Ready, set, Get Lit!

For seven days, Spokane is literature central. Get Lit returns with Garth Stein, Paul Harding, Cornelius Eady, Diane Cook and a host of local talent.


EWU student arrested for Snapchat video shooting threat

An Eastern Washington University student was arrested Tuesday after other students reported seeing her in a Snapchat video posing with a handgun and talking about “shooting everyone up.”


Agreement allows transfer students to earn associate’s degree at EWU

An agreement between Eastern Washington University and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges will make it easier for community college students to earn their associate degree after they’ve …


EWU musical updates, condenses ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

“Love’s Labour’s Lost” isn’t one of William Shakespeare’s more frequently performed works. Not only is it notoriously difficult, featuring a scene that most scholars consider the longest in the Bard’s …


Spokane Valley, Cheney residents want to silence train whistles

Some local residents are pushing for railroad quiet zones in Spokane Valley and Cheney. The horn-free zones can be established if communities are willing to install extra safety measures at …


EWU students design signs for STA bus rider education

To complete their degrees, 26 Eastern Washington University students designed signs aimed at getting bus riders to follow Spokane transit rules of behavior.


NIC, Eastern program should work on both sides of the border

The Inland Northwest must train and retain all the talent it can. Supporters of a new Spokane medical school have emphasized the improved odds of keeping doctors in the area …


Agreement gives Idaho students tuition break at EWU

A proposed partnership between North Idaho Community College and Eastern Washington University would give NIC graduates in-state tuition at Eastern.


Shawn Vestal: Preventing homelessness a worthy goal

Some 3,000 Spokane County kids don’t have a home of their own to go to after the school bell rings. About three-quarters of them are “doubled-up” – staying with family …


EWU Police investigating student’s drug death

Eastern Washington University Police are searching for the person who may have provided a lethal new synthetic form of LSD to a student who has since died.


EWU to build campus center named for Native American activist Lucy Covington

Eastern Washington University’s new center for Native American students will be named for Lucy Covington, who fought and won the battle to preserve the Colville reservation.


EWU student arrested for shooting threats

An Eastern Washington University student was arrested Monday after allegedly yelling in class that he wanted to “shoot up the classroom.”


Local universities report their students in Paris are unharmed

All Gonzaga University students studying in Paris have checked in and are unharmed but Washington State University was still trying to contact two of its three students Friday evening.


Eastern theater program packs up for ‘Pocatello’

New play by Moscow native Samuel Hunter


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 10:23 p.m.

Spokane’s youth homeless rate 33 percent higher than state average, study says

A study conducted by Eastern Washington University professors indicates that Spokane’s rate of youth homelessness is about 33 percent higher than the state average. Additionally, the study identifies a gap …


EWU student’s letter on sexism goes viral

Eastern Washington University senior wrote a letter to the editor of the school newspaper noting the challenges faced by women in STEM fields. He couldn’t have guessed that it would …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, 10:12 p.m.

Differences, self-reflection key in college enrollment process

College admission directors share their thoughts on how to simplify and ease the college application process.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 21, 2015, 10 p.m.

Former EWU student pleads not guilty in campus rape

Former Eastern Washington University student Reed J. Kopec, 18, pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree rape Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 11:04 p.m.

EWU freshman arrested on suspicion of raping another student

An Eastern Washington University student was arrested late Wednesday on suspicion of raping a fellow student in his dorm room while recording the incident on his cell phone.


Two sexual assaults reported at EWU, just one week into classes

Classes at Eastern Washington University began just this week, but two sexual assaults of students already have been reported. Police have a suspect in each case. The first incident took …


Two sexual assaults of EWU students reported

Classes at Eastern Washington University began just this week, but two sexual assaults of students have already been reported. Police have arrested a suspect in each case.


Incoming freshmen at EWU break 2005 record

Joe Constantine didn’t want his daughter Maria to choose Eastern Washington University. Maria, a 4.0 student, had scholarship offers from Stanford, Notre Dame and the University of Washington. “I did …


Older students return to school to exercise minds, shape new careers

You’re never too old for back-to-school, at least that’s the mantra of Hayden’s Brona Trutton, 74, who puts her oxygen in her backpack with her books and takes the elevator …


Second-ranked Florida ends Eastern Washington 4-game streak in volleyball

Ziva Recek had a match-high 15 kills Thursday to lead No. 2 Florida to a 3-1 win over Eastern Washington at the Outriggers Resorts Volleyball Challenge in Honolulu. The Gators …