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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Could a megafire similar to those menacing California erupt in Spokane? Expert says ‘It’s just a matter of time’

Washington and the rest of the Pacific Northwest have been dealing with an increasingly extended and costly fire season – spurred by rising temperatures due to climate change. This year …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:18 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers wins eighth term with decisive victory over Democrat Lisa Brown

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown have been battling unofficially for more than a year in one of several contests nationwide that Democrats hope will shift control of Congress.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

Eastern Washington men open their season at 16th-ranked Syracuse

As a player, second-year Eastern Washington head coach Shantay Legans often locked up with the nation’s premier basketball institutions. Legans has never crossed paths with longtime power Syracuse, though. That …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Campaign sign theft, vandalism reach new levels in 5th District race

Theft and defacement of campaign signs may be at an all-time high in the 5th Congressional District.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 8:46 a.m.

Big Sky picks: Eastern Washington better than Idaho, with or without Gubrud

Week 8 Big Sky conference football predictions


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Montana men, Idaho women picked to win Big Sky Conference basketball titles

Eastern Washington, which returns four starters from last year’s 20-12 squad but lost the conference’s all-time leading scorer, Bogdan Bliznyuk, was picked fourth in both polls, where it finished last …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 9:51 a.m.

Lisa Brown raises more campaign cash than Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in latest reports

Democrat Lisa Brown reported taking in $2.2 million in a feverish two months of campaigning following her second-place finish in August’s blanket primary. Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers added $1.4 million …


LIVE CHAT: EWU football 9/6

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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Big Sky picks: Eastern Washington, Southern Utah should have success in season openers

Week 1 predictions for Big Sky Conference football teams.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Eastern Washington offensive lineman Matt Meyer charged with DUI

Meyer had a blood-alcohol level of .108, according to WSP. He was detained and charged with speeding and misdemeanor DUI, but wasn’t booked into jail.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Eastern Washington football’s special teams vie to build off success

Roldan Alcobendas, the Eagles’ kickoff and place-kicker the last three seasons, hopes for similar results. He’ll be punting this fall, too.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:56 a.m.

Shadle Park hoops standout Jacob Groves commits to Eastern Washington

Shadle Park senior sharpshooter Jacob Groves announced his verbal commitment to EWU on Sunday, where he’ll join his 6-foot-9 redshirt freshman brother, Tanner Groves.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 11:42 a.m.

Eastern Washington ranked No. 7 in AFCA preseason poll

The Eagles are a spot ahead of Big Sky Conference rival Weber State, the poll’s eighth-ranked team. Montana is No. 25, and Northern Arizona, Idaho and Southern Utah received votes.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 2:54 a.m.

Eastern Washington offense shines in first full-team practice

As high-powered as Eastern Washington’s offense has been, its defense is often ahead of the curve in early August.


Cathy McMorris Rodgers seeks widespread GOP support in competitive race against Lisa Brown

The seven-term congresswoman reached out to state Rep. Matt Shea this year, a legislator seen as a mouthpiece for the libertarian, constitutionalist wing of the Republican Party. Lisa Brown, the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 6 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley signs with Australia’s Adelaide 36ers

Wiley, who recently played in the NBA Summer League for the Dallas Mavericks, has signed a one-year deal with Australia’s Adelaide 36ers.


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Gage Gubrud named to STATS FCS preseason All-American third-team

Gubrud, who is 17-6 as a starter, has totaled 9,441 yards of offense, 8,568 passing yards and was the 2016 Big Sky Conference’s offensive player of the year.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Nation’s top senior athletes in Cheney this week for USATF Masters Championships

Thursday through Sunday, the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships in Cheney will showcase around 900 athletes in 15 age divisions; 400 . have qualified for the World Masters Championships in Spain …


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Eastern Washington picked first in Big Sky media and coaches polls

The Eagles were picked first in the both the preseason Big Sky Conference coaches and media polls released Monday. It’s the first time the program was first in both polls …


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington star Bogdan Bliznyuk signs with Israel club

A day before he was slated to make his NBA Summer League debut with the Los Angeles Clippers, former Eastern Washington guard Bogdan Bliznyuk signed a multiyear deal with Israel’s …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley joins Dallas Mavericks’ NBA Summer League team

Former Eastern Washington basketball star Jacob Wiley will play for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Summer League, the team announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 1:12 a.m.

New EWU volleyball coach Leslie Flores-Cloud embraces challenges

Leslie Flores-Cloud isn’t afraid of hard work. It’s one of the reasons she has swiftly climbed the coaching ladder. As a player, she put in the time to help NCAA …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington hoops star Bogdan Bliznyuk awaits his professional destination

Bogdan Bliznyuk, the Big Sky Conference’s all-time leading scorer, will likely know his first professional destination following today’s NBA Draft. The 6-foot-6 guard is projected to go either undrafted or …


Investigation of Eastern Washington volleyball uncovers series of concerns

The Eastern Washington University volleyball program is in tatters following a school investigation into an alleged improper payment to a player, fired coaches, missing cash from a program account and …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Northeast, central Washington residents prepare for flooding over the weekend

Eastern Washingtonians near rivers in including Okanogan, Kettle and Pend Oreille are preparing for high flood levels starting this weekend.


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Flooding in Eastern Washington reaches emergency level

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed a state of emergency for counties in the eastern part of the state that are experiencing severe flooding.


Crippling elk hoof disease found in Eastern Washington

A crippling disease that causes severe limping in elk has been found for the first time on the east side of Washington’s Cascade Range.


Eastern Washington’s Lynn Hickey helped pave path to national prominence for women’s college basketball

When Chennedy Carter hit a winning shot last weekend to send Texas A&M to the Spokane Regional, she thanked her coaches, her teammates and all the fans in Aggieland. Perhaps …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk named Big Sky Conference MVP

Eastern Washington forward Bogdan Bliznyuk was honored Monday as the Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player, joining former Eagles Alvin Snow, Rodney Stuckey and Jacob Wiley as conference MVPs.


Paul Turner: Eastern Washington could gain respect with simple name change – statehood not required

We ought to abandon the “ern” and start referring to our side of the Evergreen State as “East Washington.”