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Pulitzer winner Nicholas Kristof talks journalism in speech at Gonzaga

“All New York was up in arms about these two homeless red-tailed hawks, and I couldn’t generate the same outrage about hundreds of thousands of people being slaughtered,” Kristof said. …


Pulitzer winner Nicholas Kristof has hope despite assault on truth

On Monday, the night before one of the most hotly contested midterm elections in recent U.S. history, Nicholas Kristof will be at Gonzaga University in Spokane talking about the state …


Ex-Zag Marco Gonzales signs two-year deal with Mariners

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Seattle Mariners and Marco Gonzales have agreed to a $1.9 million, two-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on …


Biographer Gary Giddins shines light on Bing Crosby’s ‘War Years’

“Bing Crosby: Swinging On a Star – The War Years 1940-1946,” Giddins’ second Crosby biography, hits shelves Tuesday.


Violinist Shlomo Mintz to perform Mendelssohn concerto with GU orchestra

Kevin Hekmatpanah, Gonzaga’s orchestra director, said the Mendelssohn concerto is “an absolute delight,” that showcases the virtuosity of the soloist.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Westboro Baptist Church members outnumbered by protesters at every stop during Spokane visit

Five women from the Westboro Baptist Church met a wave of unified opposition in Spokane as counterprotesters turned out in droves Thursday to support soldiers, environmentalists, members of the LGBT …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 10:24 a.m.

Westboro Baptist Church plans Spokane demonstrations at Lewis and Clark High School, Gonzaga

Members of the hatemongering Westboro Baptist Church plan to demonstrate at several locations in Spokane on Thursday and Friday, including Lewis and Clark High School, Gonzaga University and the Spokane …


Virginia Tech shooting survivor to speak at Gonzaga school safety forum

Kristina Anderson, a 19-year-old sophomore at Virginia Tech, was seated in her Intermediate French class in Norris Hall when gunfire erupted in a classroom down the hallway. Like many other …


100 years ago in Spokane: Gonzaga turns into military training school

Gonzaga University, in its new wartime role as a military training school, “impressively mustered into the service of their country” 350 students.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 4:27 p.m.

Art Spiegelman, award-winning artist and writer of ‘Maus,’ to give free lecture at Gonzaga University

The New York-based cartoonist is the first guest of the university’s visiting writer series this year. Spiegelman, creator of perhaps the most academically studied comic book of all time, will …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

Man accused of robbing Gonzaga student while her roommates hid in basement

Spokane police say a 51-year-old man broke into a home in the Logan Neighborhood on Saturday night, robbed a Gonzaga University student at knifepoint and demanded that she take off …


Gonzaga ties are at the top of Logan Neighborhood Council list

Much of the Logan neighborhood fits right in with the rest of Spokane’s north side. A patterned grid of heavily treed residential streets and alleys surround single-family dwellings, many of …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Students shake off jitters and start unpacking at Gonzaga move-in day

Move-in day at college is supposed to be a little stressful. There’s the packing and hauling, the long drive, the new environment, and at the end of it all, the …


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.


Then and Now: McGoldrick Lumber

James P. McGoldrick, born in 1859, started in the timber business in Minnesota. Seeing that most of the lumber he sold came from the Northwest, he moved to Spokane in …


100 years ago in Spokane: Gonzaga announces third alumni killed in World War I effort

Gonzaga University “had added the third gold star to its service flag” – meaning, the third former Gonzaga student had died in wartime service. The latest was Louis P. Mutty, …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

11 people, multiple pets escape house fire near Gonzaga; arson investigation underway

An early-morning house fire in north Spokane that displaced 11 people is being investigated as arson.


Gonzaga tops NCAA’s annual ranking for academic success

To all those banners hanging in the McCarthey Athletic Center, the Zags can proudly add another – national academic champions for 2016-17.


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

In two decades, five Division I players have been named first-team All-Americans for academics, athletics in the same year. Three were from Gonzaga.

During the last 20 years, only five Division I players were named first-team All-Americans on the court and in the classroom during the same academic year. Three are from Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 7:20 a.m.

Justice, mission and choice: Mercy Corps mission director offers words of advice at Gonzaga commencement

Dwonch, the mission director for Mercy Corps in Palestine, delivered the keynote address for Gonzaga’s 1,070 students at the undergraduate commencement ceremony Sunday morning.


Gonzaga trustee leads company building Trump’s border wall in New Mexico

A longtime Gonzaga University trustee who has made substantial donations for campus projects also leads a major construction company that’s contracted to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Gonzaga signs highly regarded distance runner James Mwaura

James Mwaura, one the top distance recruits in the class of 2018, signed his national letter of intent with Gonzaga University, the school announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Nuclear experts on mission to educate young people

Two experts, including a Gonzaga University alumna who grew up in the Tri-Cities near the Hanford reactor site, are on a mission to educate young people about foreign diplomacy and …


Gonzaga’s Empty Bowls fundraising event helps fill bellies

Proceeds will be donated to Campus Kitchens, a nonprofit at GU that provides 3,000 meals every month to after school programs, low-income seniors and homeless shelters in Spokane.


ROTC cadets catch a lift in Chinook twin-engine helicopter

On Sunday afternoon, a crowd of a few dozen gathered at Gonzaga University’s Luger Field to welcome cadets with Gonzaga and Whitworth University’s ROTC program finish a weekend at Camp …


‘Me too’ activist Tarana Burke, Pulitzer winner Ronan Farrow garner big crowd at Gonzaga appearance

During an hourlong conversation moderated by KHQ’s Stephanie Vigil, Tarana Burke and Ronan Farrow, who have been regarded as leaders of the #MeToo movement, dissected what the movement means, where …


Gonzaga set to welcome #MeToo trailblazers including Pulitzer Prize winner Ronan Farrow

Gonzaga University has another draw for its Friday night event bringing two speakers to campus to discuss the #MeToo movement: a Pulitzer Prize winner.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Gonzaga dedicates game-changing Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement

It was the first word out of Pat Volkar’s mouth, and probably the sentiment hundreds were feeling Thursday at the dedication of Gonzaga’s Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Tarana Burke and Ronan Farrow, leaders of the #MeToo movement, to speak at Gonzaga

Tarana Burke, a New York social activist who coined the phrase “Me too,” and Ronan Farrow, an investigative journalist who helped expose decades of alleged sexual predation by Hollywood producer …