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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 …


Whitworth, Gonzaga honor eight area seniors named 2018 Act Six scholars

Eight local high school students are among the 16 Act Six scholars recently named to receive full academic scholarships to Whitworth and Gonzaga universities.


Gonzaga moves programs to School of Leadership Studies

Gonzaga University announced Tuesday it’s moving several degree programs and non-degree training courses from its School of Professional Studies to a new School of Leadership Studies.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Gonzaga alum, Harvard professor wins ‘Nobel Prize of the Environment’

Jim McCarthy is a celebrated Gonzaga University alumnus, a Harvard professor and a biological oceanographer who has contributed to some of the largest and most significant studies on the global …


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

Don Herak left a legacy of Gonzaga giving

Don Herak, a concrete tycoon and longtime Gonzaga University trustee who became one of the school’s most prolific donors, died Friday. He was 94.


Zags Give Day lets community show support for higher education

The School of Business Administration Eddy Birrer Scholarship is one of 12 funds at Gonzaga University the community can donate to Thursday as part of Zags Give Day.


Dr. Tim Chestnut brings personal experience to his work helping amputees

Dr. Tim Chestnut has seen both sides of health care for amputees, as a patient following a 2002 accident and subsequent 2006 amputation, and as a physician who now does …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

After border visit, Gonzaga students talk immigration with McMorris Rodgers

Four students who attended the Gonzaga University’s Justice in January service learning event spoke with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Spokane on Wednesday, a couple of weeks ahead of a …


Matt and Cara Hoag

Gonzaga University brought Cara and Matt Hoag together – even though they never met while they attended classes.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Book Notes: Colson Whitehead to speak at UI; Chris Abani to visit GU

Both Whitehead and Abani will speak on Monday.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

Steve Forbes brings folksy talk on economics to Gonzaga

Publisher Steve Forbes gave a folksy talk on economics at Gonzaga University Wednesday night, mixing observations about capitalism and free markets with dating and investment advice for millennials.