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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Pullman police arrest Greek Row arson suspect in Cheney

Pullman police arrested a 19-year-old Cheney man Monday for allegedly starting several fires on Washington State University’s Greek Row.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Some fans must choose between family, team ties as Washington State Cougars host Eastern Washington Eagles

With a proximity of only 80 miles between the two schools, the sellout crowd of nearly 33,000 at the Washington State-Eastern Washington football game had dozens of fans whose families …


Campus vote shaping up as battleground in race between Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown

Younger votes tend to sway Democratic, but they’re also the demographic less likely to fill out a ballot by Election Day. Can Lisa Brown and her supporters find enough votes …


From the field through Amazon: Local farm uses online sales to attract buyers for Palouse crops

Sara Mader used her software background to start selling products from a fifth-generation family farm on Amazon Grocery and Gourmet. During a Tuesday workshop, Mader talked about how online sales …


Lynn Hickey working to both chip away Eastern Washington athletic department’s debt and elevate its status

In USA Today’s annual fiscal report of NCAA Division I schools published last month, EWU ranked ranked 175th out of 230 for the 2016-2017 year. The department had $14,797,340 in …


At groundbreaking, officials say Catalyst Building will be smartest ever built

The official groundbreaking ceremony for Avista’s five story, 150,000-square-foot “Catalyst” building took place Wednesday morning, with declarations that the project will be the “envy of the nation” and the “smartest …


At 100, Orville Rogers misses world record chance in Spokane but hopes for strong weekend on track

World War II veteran Orville Rogers was sidelined Thursday in an attempt to set the world record for the fastest 800-meter race by a man over the age of 100. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 1:52 p.m.

College women gather for nonpartisan leadership conference in Spokane

Twenty-two women pursuing bachelor’s degrees in Eastern Washington are gathered in Spokane for a six-day nonpartisan leadership conference aimed at addressing the underrepresentation of women in American politics.


Spokane City Council dedicates $430,000 in public dollars to Catalyst building in University District

The money, taken from a pool of $2 million established several years ago to promote large-scale economic development in town, will go toward building streets and installing a waterline to …


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 7:11 p.m.

On the court or in the classroom, Eastern Washington’s Sir Washington has overcome all obstacles

Five years ago, Sir Washington somehow made it through high school, despite every obstacle life placed in his way. Two years later, he overcame injury and was on the court …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Eastern Washington hires Leslie Flores-Cloud to take over volleyball program

Drake assistant coach Leslie Flores-Cloud has been hired as Eastern Washington University’s volleyball coach, the school announced. Flores-Cloud takes over a program rocked by the firing of former coach Michael …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Hope, with a few qualifications: Local experts weigh in on North Korean negotiations

Two foreign relations experts discuss the U.S.-North Korea Summit.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

Eastern Washington teams get high academic marks from NCAA

With women’s basketball and women’s tennis leading the way, Eastern Washington has earned high grades from the NCAA.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 4:34 p.m.

EWU symphony orchestra, jazz band to perform U.S. premiere of ‘Scheherajazz’

This concerts marks the second worldwide performance of the piece, which was transcribed by Klaus Wagenleiter.


EWU sets up six food pantries for students

Eastern Washington University has opened six small food pantries scattered across its Cheney campus to help students who do not have enough to eat.


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Brief alert issued at Eastern Washington University campus following reports of man with gun

Reports of an individual with a gun prompted the Eastern Washington University Police Department to briefly initiate a lockdown and issue a shelter in place alert Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

EWU business programs again earn AACSB accreditation

Business programs within Eastern Washington University’s College of Business and Public Administration have earned extended accreditation from the the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Lynn Hickey introduced as new athletic director at Eastern Washington

Lynn Hickey’s improbable journey to Eastern Washington University began with a late-January phone call from the parking lot at a Dairy Queen in south Texas. On the other end was …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 5:49 a.m.

Lynn Hickey named athletic director at Eastern Washington University

Her first choice was the right one, Eastern Washington President Mary Cullinan has decided. Lynn Hickey, whom Cullinan hired as interim athletic director 10 weeks ago, is now the school’s …


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

Lynn Hickey, Vince Otoupal named finalists for Eastern Washington athletic director job

After a nationwide search that produced 50 applicants from NCAA Division I institutions across the country, Eastern Washington University on Friday revealed the two finalists for its vacant athletic director …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Local briefs: EWU to honor Dick Hannan at Hall of Fame festivities

Richard “Dick” Hannan, a long-time coach and administrator from Spokane who received two degrees from Eastern Washington University, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Eastern Athletics Hall of …


Film festival at EWU hopes to highlight women in outdoors, change stereotypes

For many women in the outdoors, it’s the little things. The comments. The looks. The unsolicited advice, stupid jokes and expectations of incompetence.


Avista, McKinstry to help EWU pay rent in Spokane

The developers behind the four-story, 150,000-square-foot Catalyst building have agreed to give Eastern Washington University $5 million over the first 10 years of its lease, offsetting most of the cost …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

EWU students to hold rally in response to racist flyers

Eastern Washington University students held a “unity rally” Tuesday afternoon in response to racist flyers that were left on the Cheney campus earlier this month.


McKinstry executive appointed to EWU’s board of trustees

Eastern Washington University says the newest member of its governing board will play a key role as the school prepares to expand its footprint in downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 10:43 a.m.

Research sheds new light on EWU professor’s Antarctic dino-discovery

You can tell a lot about a dinosaur by its ankles. For instance, ankles told Eastern Washington University paleontologist Judd Case that the dinosaur he discovered in Antarctica in 2004 …


EWU has come a long way from its roots as a kids’ school and teachers’ college

Eastern Washington University’s leaders aren’t standing idly by while Spokane becomes a hub for innovation and a magnet for employers. Instead they are pursuing new facilities at the main campus …


EWU is helping transform our region

Eastern Washington University is not the college it was 100 years ago. It’s not the university of 15 years ago. As a public university, EWU has always been responsive, adapting …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 1:57 p.m.

West Valley kids get civility lesson from Washington Supreme Court Justice Debra Stephens

About 90 students from the West Valley School District got a lesson in civility Friday from one of the district’s standout alumni: Justice Debra Stephens of the Washington Supreme Court.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

EWU plans major expansion into Spokane’s University District as anchor tenant of Avista’s planned 150,000-square-foot Catalyst building

Eastern Washington University plans to move three degree programs and around 1,000 students from its Cheney campus to a building along East Sprague Avenue.