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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Recordings: Mother reported concerns before daughter killed in Utah

The mother of a University of Utah track athlete who was killed in October by an ex-boyfriend can be heard telling campus police that she was worried for her daughter’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 11 a.m.

Gleason Neuroscience Institute to open at WSU-Spokane

Improving the lives of people with debilitating brain diseases is the focus of the new Steve Gleason Neuroscience Institute at Washington State University-Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 1:13 a.m.

Mike Leach, Michael Baumgartner tease football and war leadership course at Washington State University

The head football coach at WSU tweeted what appeared to be a fully realized syllabus Sunday night for the course, which he first teased in late November. Michael Baumgartner, the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

WSU student accepts $500,000 to settle excessive force lawsuit against Pullman Police Department

A Washington State University student who alleged Pullman police officers used excessive force while taking him into protective custody inside a Jack In The Box in 2016 has settled his …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 7:14 a.m.

How the shutdown affects WSU, Mount Rainier, wheat farmers and more

The effects could be felt beyond the roughly 6,100 federal employees who live and work in the Spokane metro area and North Idaho.


New UI anatomy lab opens its doors

For the first time in 45 years, University of Idaho medical students will no longer have to divide their time between the UI and Washington State University campuses.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

New WSU program opens college’s doors to those with developmental disabilities

Evan Henniger’s parents never thought college would be a possibility for their son. Evan, 20, was diagnosed with Down syndrome shortly after his birth, and the prospect of venturing away …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

WSU Provost Dan Bernardo, who filled in as president after Elson Floyd’s death, is stepping down

Bernardo plans to step down from his current role as provost and executive vice president, but will remain on the job until a permanent successor is appointed. Afterward, he will …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

College Republicans want to build another Trump wall at WSU

The Washington State University chapter of the College Republicans wants to build another mockup of a border wall on the Pullman campus to “own the libs mercilessly” and show support …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Pullman police sergeant resigns over alleged sexual misconduct with WSU student

Pullman police Sgt. Dan Hargraves submitted his resignation on Monday, a month after he was criminally charged with sexual misconduct and a day before he was scheduled to be interviewed …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

WSP tickets driver in UW marching band bus crash

The Washington State Patrol has cited the driver of a charter bus that slid off Interstate 90 and rolled onto its side on Thanksgiving, injuring members of the University of …


Life after death: Recompose, a soil-based alternative to burial and cremation, moves closer to reality

Today, Recompose – which would convert human remains to soil – is still just a concept. But it’s approaching reality, with scientific testing done at Washington State University and legislative …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

University of Washington marching band cancels Apple Cup performance after bus crash

Of the 56 people aboard, 47 were taken to hospitals for evaluation or treatment. The university said Friday morning that two students remained under medical care for injuries that were …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

More medical students starting their careers in Spokane

This year, more new medical students are starting their careers in Spokane than in Seattle.


100 years ago in Pullman: Governor clears Washington State in probe into treatment of students with Spanish flu

Gov. Ernest Lister announced that he was shutting down his investigation into Washington State College’s handling of the flu epidemic. The governor said he had determined that the college had …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

Medal of Honor recipient, Washington State grad will hoist Cougar flag before Apple Cup

Ronald Shurer will raise the Crimson Cougar flag for his alma mater before Friday’s Apple Cup game.


UW and WSU team up to tout college affordability

WSU President Kirk Schulz and UW President Ana Mari Cauce said they are launching the initiative, called “Yes, It’s Possible,” to dispel the myth that students must incur massive amounts …


Ask Dr. Universe: What makes a pepper hot?

Peppers come in colors like orange, green, yellow, and red, and have different amounts of spiciness. They can be dried into flakes, ground into powder, or made into a fiery …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:37 a.m.

Pullman police release video showing 2017 arrest of former Cougars cornerback

Treshon Broughton, who graduated from WSU last year after two seasons as a cornerback on the school’s football team, was arrested inside Bob’s Corner Market on Feb. 18, 2017, in …


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. 13, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

A vaccine for you, and your pooch, too

Several dozen low-income and homeless people took advantage of the WSU Colleges of Nursing and Veterinary Medicine’s free health screening and vaccination clinic on Friday.


Former Cougars cornerback accuses Pullman police of excessive force in 2017 arrest

Treshon Broughton, who graduated from Washington State University last year after two seasons as a cornerback, claims the officers repeatedly struck his head and inappropriately deployed a Taser into his …


WSU student sues Pullman police for excessive force during arrest in restaurant

A Washington State University student is suing the Pullman Police Department alleging a pair of officers used excessive force while taking him into custody inside a Pullman Jack in the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Pullman police sergeant arrested under suspicion of custodial sexual misconduct with WSU student

A Pullman police sergeant was arrested Tuesday morning, seven months after an alleged sexual encounter with an 18-year-old Washington State University student.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 10:23 a.m.

Research finds Nez Perce had tobacco long before Euro-American trappers, settlers arrived in NW

Nez Perce Indians grew and smoked tobacco 1,200 years ago, long before white traders and settlers arrived in the Pacific Northwest. New research from Washington State University analyzed pipes from …


100 years ago in Pullman: 300 Washington State students sick with Spanish flu

The Spanish flu struck a new target: Washington State College at Pullman. The situation had become so bad among the students “that a desperate call for medical aid was sent …


Couches, mattresses set on fire after Cougar win

Fresh off a critical 34-20 win over the 12th-ranked University of Oregon Ducks, Washington State University fans took the Saturday night celebration from Martin Stadium to the surrounding College Hill …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 6:43 p.m.

Hall of Famer Bob Robertson retires from calling WSU sports

Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Robertson is stepping away from the microphone. Robertson issued a statement through Washington State on Monday announcing his retirement, effective immediately.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 9:50 a.m.

Lisa Brown: From legislator to educator to serious contender for Congress

Supporters say it’s a combination of academic accolades and political bona fides that make Lisa Brown the right candidate at the right time to put Eastern Washington back in the …


Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we have eyelashes?

The lashes are just thick enough to keep things like small particles of dust away from their eyeballs. But there are some animals with even thicker lashes.