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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 …


EWU ‘ancient alien’ course seeks to challenge how we decide on truth

Aliens built the pyramids. They used spaceships and laser beams. In fact, aliens are responsible for most of humanity’s greatest achievements. Or, if you’d rather, humans built them. They levered …


Area roundup: Adam Talley scores 4 as Shadow cruise past Olympic Force

Adam Talley scored four goals, two in each half, as the Spokane Shadow romped past the visiting Olympic Force for a 5-1 soccer victory at SFCC on Saturday night. The …


ESPN says Colin Cowherd won’t be on air after Dominican comments

NEW YORK — ESPN says radio host Colin Cowherd won’t be on the air again before leaving the network in the wake of his remarks about major league baseball players …


EWU professor dies in climbing accident

Anna Dvorak didn’t like to waste time. By age 28, the former professional mountain biker had a doctorate in geography and a tenure-track job at Eastern Washington University. Her free …


UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2015, 8:35 p.m.

Vernon Adams did not graduate, making status with Oregon a bit iffy

Academic difficulties could make the football learning curve even steeper for former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.


EWU rocket soars to 3rd place in competition

The rocket, which was built by about 25 students in EWU rocketry club, carried a plane designed and built by students of Mead School District’s Riverpoint Academy, an alternative high …


Rachel Dolezal’s claims ‘lost the trust’

Once a rising star in the Pacific Northwest’s civil rights movement, Rachel Dolezal’s career was in free fall Monday. She resigned under fire as president of the Spokane chapter of …