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UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:23 a.m.

WSU settles class action suit over 2017 hard drive theft

A King County judge on Thursday approved a settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Washington State University over a potential data breach in April 2017. WSU and its insurers agreed …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Patriot Prayer, Three Percenters demonstration at WSU draws meager turnout

There was a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag. There were students chanting about democracy and immigrant rights. There were police officers keeping watch from the library roof. And there was …


Two people escape injury in Pullman plane crash

A single-engine airplane has crashed on the runway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, but the two people on board were not injured.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Patriot Prayer, Three Percenters leaders to speak at WSU

Joey Gibson, who founded Patriot Prayer in Vancouver, Washington, and Matt Marshall, who leads the Washington Three Percenters, plan to speak on the Pullman campus from noon to 3 p.m., …


WSU celebrates Mom’s Weekend with production of ‘Merry Wives of Windsor’

Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bryan Hall Theatre.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Authorities search for suspect in armed robbery at Whitman County pot shop

Authorities were searching Monday for a man who entered a marijuana shop near Pullman, pointed a handgun at an employee and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.


Court dismisses student’s lawsuit against WSU

A lawsuit alleging Washington State University violated federal law and failed to protect an African-American student from a hostile campus environment in 2015 was dismissed from federal court last week.


Ask Dr. Universe: How many different types of plankton are there?

We can find millions and millions of plankton in bodies of water all over the world – from oceans, rivers, and lakes to ponds and mud puddles.


Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we get phobias?

A phobia is an intense fear of an object or situation, often one that you actually don’t need to fear. It can create a lot of anxiety. It can cause …


CougsFirst! showcase event returning to Spokane in April

With one year under its Spokane belt, CougsFirst! is ready to bring its annual showcase back with even more vendors, and of course, even more Cougar spirit.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 1:35 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: 61 percent growth in WSU students over past 30 years is nothing compared to 861 percent growth in administrators

A lot has changed at Washington State University in the past 30 years, but nothing quite like the number of administrators.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

WSU plans to add 20 students to Spokane medical school faces budget hurdle

Washington State University’s plan to increase enrollment at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine caught in budget negotiations.


Former WSU student charged with extortion in case involving 29 women

A former Washington State University student was charged with five counts of extortion with sexual motivation after an investigation found he allegedly harassed and extorted 29 women in Pullman and …


Ask Dr. Universe: What’s inside a sheep’s brain?

Like a lot of mammal brains, a sheep brain is made up of gray and white matter. It has folds and grooves, but not quite as many as a human …


WSU researchers set sights on wheat variety to combat celiac disease

A genetically modified variety of wheat with built-in enzymes to break down gluten have been produced in laboratories. Now, the researchers are hoping to refine the idea in an effort …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 6 p.m.

WSU announces Mike Leach class on football, insurgency warfare will take place this spring

The class will meet four times, followed by a fifth session that will be free and open to the public. The WSU football head coach will teach alongside Spokane County …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

Don’t make Washington a ‘guinea pig’ on effort to let college athletes make money, schools say

Washington shouldn’t lead the nation to create a way for college athletes to get paid, schools say.


Ask Dr. Universe: Do fish pee?

Not only do fish pee, but their pee gives other animals in the ocean what they need to survive.


Washington State University, University of Idaho delay classes due to icy conditions

Washington State University in Pullman and University of Idaho in Moscow delayed classes Thursday morning as melting snow turned to ice overnight.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Mike Leach says ‘things are looking good’ for WSU course this spring on football, war

The outspoken head coach of the Cougars football team provided more details in a Twitter post late Tuesday about a class he’s been pondering teaching on the Palouse. The course …


Pullman pushing for SR 26 passing lanes

Pullman and Washington State University are putting pressure on the state to make State Route 26 safer ahead of schedule.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Washington farmers face rising costs, uncertain markets in ongoing trade war

Washington farmers can expect a tougher year covering expenses even if political leaders finalize trade agreements with the countries that import apples, beef and wheat from the Evergreen State, a …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 6:56 a.m.

Research dogs and cats from UW, WSU and other institutions deserve second chance, advocates tell Washington Legislature

Dogs and cats used for laboratory research would be offered for adoption before being euthanized.


Ask Dr. Universe: What are molecules?

A glass of water has more molecules than there are stars in the night sky. That’s what I found out from my friend Jack (Qiang) Zhang, an assistant professor of …


WSU regents authorize up to $5.26 million to settle lawsuit over 2017 hard drive burglary

The class-action suit in King County Superior Court stemmed from an April 2017 burglary at an Olympia storage facility in which someone stole a hard drive containing sensitive information on …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

For Gonzaga University, prime real estate in dowtown Seattle was just too good to sell

Gonzaga University recently announced it would lease land to a developer to build a 17-story apartment tower in downtown Seattle. But don’t expect the Jesuit school to expand its footprint …


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 …