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UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

The science behind ‘the munchies’: WSU researcher aims to help cancer, anorexia patients with pot

Jon Davis is “hotboxing” rats for a purpose: to figure out why people who smoke marijuana experience hunger. The research, which Davis hopes to publish soon, is just part of …


Bioengineering advances at WSU could help save honey bees

Researchers at Washington State University may be able to help save honey bees by introducing microparticles to the bees’ digestive system that absorb harmful toxins found in pesticides.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 6:07 a.m.

WSU, Pullman police sergeants under investigation for sexual misconduct

Two police sergeants are under investigation after an 18-year-old Washington State University student claimed she was sexually assaulted by a law enforcement officer.


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 6 p.m.

WSU: Stink bugs infesting Puget Sound region

Researchers for Washington State University are being deluged with reports of brown marmorated stink bugs, especially from western Washington.


Whoa, Nellie: Keith Jackson remembered at Rose Bowl

Keith Jackson, the folksy voice of college football for decades on ABC, was remembered as “the Walter Cronkite of sports broadcasting” and a loving husband, father and grandfather away from …


Ask Dr. Universe: What happens to our trash?

The average human who lives in the U.S. creates about 4.83 pounds of trash each day. Many people don’t really see much of it, though.


A battle of cosmic proportions: WSU, biotech firm sue each other over new apple variety

With millions of trees already planted across the state, the outcomes of the dueling lawsuits seem unlikely to affect consumer availability of the Cosmic Crisp, a flavor-packed hybrid between the …


Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art opens on WSU campus

A new museum at Washington State University aims to make art accessible to everyone, in accordance with the wishes of its namesake, Jordan Schnitzer.


WSU launches two-year program for students with autism, Down syndrome

A new program at Washington State University aims to provide job opportunities and an authentic college experience for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome. …


Ask Dr. Universe: Where did the first nerves come from?

While the human body has many parts made up of lots cells, some living things are actually just one little cell – an amoeba or a bacteria, for example.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

WSU research tech arrested on suspicion of child pornography

WSU research technician Robert M. Long, 56, was arrested in his office at Clark Hall, according to police. He is accused of uploading content of minors engaged in sexual acts.


Ask Dr. Universe: How come broccoli is good for you?

When we chew or cut broccoli, we damage the plant tissues and a new compound forms. It’s actually this compound in broccoli that gives off that, well, unique broccoli smell. …


Host families give a boost to WSU med students

As part of its effort to be a community medical school, each of the 60 students in WSU’s inaugural class is assigned to a city for clinical rotations: Everett, Vancouver, …


Saving spinach: A WSU plant researcher’s work helps lucrative spinach seed industry

Because of the long days and climate required to grow spinach seeds, a small slice of western Washington and Oregon is the only part of the United States well-suited to …


WSU student pleads guilty to bomb threats at dorm

A former Washington State University student arrested in connection with a series of bomb threats against the campus has pleaded guilty to a felony.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 9:50 a.m.

WSU to close downtown Spokane store

Washington State University will close its WSU Connections store in downtown Spokane by May 19, saying the decision was based on changes in how people shop.


WSU taking steps to prevent window falls

Six months after a freshman suffered life-altering injuries, Washington State University says it’s taking steps to prevent more students from falling out of dorm-room windows.


Lawsuit against WSU claims negligence led to burglary that exposed sensitive data

Washington State University is facing a class-action lawsuit in King County Superior Court that alleges negligence and violations of Washington’s Consumer Protection Act. The 33-page complaint, filed in December, also …


University athletic budgets could get more scrutiny under Washington House bill

State universities would have to be more public about their athletic spending under a bill sponsored by Sen. Andy Billig.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 8:46 a.m.

State colleges could also ‘ban the box’

Colleges and universities might be required to “ban the box” on student applications.


Glenn Johnson, ‘voice of the Cougs,’ appointed to Community Colleges of Spokane board of trustees

Glenn Johnson, the four-term mayor of Pullman and college football announcer known as “the voice of the Cougs,” has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Community Colleges …


‘I just want out’: Large carnivore conservation lab director opens up about relationship with WSU

Robert Wielgus has been at the center of a whirlwind of conflict with his employer, Washington State University.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Washington State University newspaper’s future is in the students’ hands

In a last-ditch effort to keep the Daily Evergreen publishing five days per week, the Associated Students of WSU on Wednesday approved a referendum that will be placed on the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

WSU’s Bread Lab, where scientists tweak Chipotle tortillas, establishes $1.5 million research endowment

Washington State University has received a $1.5 million endowment to support organic grain breeding at the school’s Bread Lab in Mount Vernon.


WSU’s ‘Drive to 25’ campaign puts the focus on research

WSU’s new “Drive to 25” campaign to become a research powerhouse includes its health sciences campus in Spokane.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Yakima donors pay for lights to honor WSU QB Hilinski, raise suicide prevention awareness

The exterior lights on the historic Larson Building in downtown Yakima will be changed Saturday to crimson and gray to raise awareness for suicide prevention and to honor Washington State …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Pullman police request rape charge against former member of shuttered WSU fraternity

After a lengthy investigation, Pullman police say a Washington State University student raped an 18-year-old woman who had passed out during a party at an off-campus fraternity house.


WSU creates student financial services website in Spanish

Washington State University has created a fully translated student financial services website in Spanish.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 11:35 a.m.

John Blanchette: Pat Chun’s hire all about closing fund-raising gap

Washington State has a new athletic director. Pat Chun, introduced Tuesday, was hyped even before he was offered and accepted the job. WSU president Kirk Schulz insisted more than a …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Patrick Chun: First objective as Cougars’ new athletic director is to ‘learn Washington State’

Patrick Chun says he’s stepping into his new athletic director position at Washington State as an “outsider.” It’s not much of a stretch.