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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Area volleyball notebook: Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch off to impressive 20-0 start in NWAC

Community Colleges of Spokane volleyball coach Jenni Hull has been on the job since 2005, so she knew she had the makings of a good team. Roughly four weeks into …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Idaho Vandals Hall of Fame basketball player Don Newman dies at age 60

Don Newman set the tone in his two seasons as Idaho climbed the Big Sky Conference ladder by winning 11 and 17 games, respectively, setting the table for coach Don …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 7:41 p.m.

Big Sky picks: Pac-12 foes loom for Eastern Washington, Idaho State, Southern Utah and UC Davis

EWU beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts this week’s Big Sky Conference games


Family finds way forward after QB Tyler Hilinski’s suicide

Tyler Hilinski was expected to be the Cougars’ starting quarterback this year, and his Jan. 16 death will hang over the program throughout the upcoming season. No matter the wins …


College volleyball preview: Washington State, Idaho poised for big seasons

Washington State volleyball coach Jen Greeny can’t recall welcoming back a bigger group of experienced players in her eight years on the job.


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

David Brown leads by one over Derek Bayley, Russell Grove entering final round of Rosauers Open

David Brown went low with a 7-under-par 64 to take a one-shot lead over amateur Derek Bayley, who went even lower with a sizzling 62 on Saturday at Indian Canyon, …


Washington ban belies national efforts to license online poker

Local poker players have hope for the first time in a dozen years, as legal rumblings at the national level are putting pressure on Washington state lawmakers to reconsider the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Area roundup: WSU’s Kaile Keefe runs lifetime best, just misses NCAA finals

Keefe ran a lifetime-best 4 minutes, 15.39 seconds in a semifinal heat of the 1500-meter run at History Hayward Field, finishing sixth. The top five advance to Saturday’s final.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Geoff Baker: Capitals’ T.J. Oshie in rare company for hockey players from Washington

Wayne Hicks took a rather unorthodox route to becoming the only Washington-born hockey player to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup. He could soon have company, as forward …


2 women die in rough surf while digging for clams on Washington state coast

Two women died Friday on the Washington state coast after rough surf swept them off the beach while they dug for clams, according to the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office.


Number of flu deaths in Washington continues to climb

Flu activity statewide remains elevated, according to the latest flu update from the state’s Department of Health.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

No. 13 UCLA holds off Washington State in Pac-12 women’s game 79-70; USC beats Huskies

Jordin Canada tossed in 18 points, Monique Billings and Lajahna Drummer both notched double-doubles and No. 13 UCLA held off Washington State 79-70 on Sunday in Pullman to complete a …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

AR-15-style rifle found near Hilinski was taken from former WSU teammate

The AR-15-style rifle that Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski used to kill himself came from a former teammate, Pullman Police announced on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 2:43 p.m.

Patrick Chun officially named Washington State athletic director

Washington State has officially named Patrick Chun as its new athletic director. Chun, who has spent the past five years leading the sports programs at Florida Atlantic University, will be …


William R. Maurer: Burdensome occupational licensing stymies careers

The occupational licensing means more Americans than ever need a government permission slip before they can earn an honest living


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

911 calls show chaos of Washington state train derailment

Dozens of emergency recordings released Wednesday by South Sound 911 Dispatch provided a vivid account of what happened during the deadly Dec. 18 crash.


Washington state couple pleads guilty to trafficking charges

A Washington state couple has pleaded guilty to labor trafficking charges.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

USC football player won’t face charges for shoving Washington State fan

Charges won’t be brought against a USC football player filmed shoving a Washington State fan who rushed onto the field after the Cougars’ Sept. 29 win in Pullman.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 5:19 p.m.

Washington State women’s soccer set to take on Florida in third round of NCAA College Cup

After winning two games of the NCAA Women’s College Cup in dramatic fashion, Washington State will get its toughest test yet when the Cougars face third-seeded Florida in the third …


Outside view: Washington state Legislature should take sexual harassment seriously

Here’s one suggestion for legislators: Follow a law that applies to others in government, but not you.


It’s party time in Pullman

WSU supports the tradition of partying, opening the lots on Thursday evening and not closing them until Sunday, giving fans lots of time to prepare for games, socialize afterward and …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:17 a.m.

2011 Washington state House resignation sparked by ‘inappropriate behavior’

Leaders at the Washington state House have acknowledged that a state representative who resigned in the middle of the 2011 legislative session was forced out because of allegations of inappropriate …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 4:28 p.m.

British diplomat: Brexit will open Washington state, British trade opportunities

The United Kingdom is Washington’s fifth-largest trading partner, buying more than $5 billion worth of goods and services annually. The volume of trade across the Atlantic could strengthen after Brexit, …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

WSU athlete released from hospital after assault; accused University of Montana football player’s bond set at $50K

WSU thrower Bradley Mehring sustained a skull fracture and a hematoma, according to a police report, after he was allegedly struck by University of Montana football star Justin Strong.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Advisory votes give Washington voters chance to weigh in on two bills

The results won’t change anything, but two advisory votes on the November ballot will at least give Washington voters an opportunity to express their views on two major tax increases …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

Reaction to Trump health care order divided across region

Reaction to President Donald Trump’s executive order on federal health care reform Thursday was swift and divided across the region.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

Washington state, Seattle are latest to sue opioid makers

Washington state and the city of Seattle on Thursday joined more than two dozen other government entities across the country suing to hold opioid makers accountable for an addiction crisis …


Protect state’s commitment to covering all children

We urge our congressional delegation to protect the progress we’ve made by reauthorizing funding for CHIP.


College volleyball notes: WSU enters rugged Pac-12 after strong preconference run

A quality record, a good feel for new lineup combinations and a ton of frequent flyer miles.


State’s maritime labor on course toward retirement cliff

The marine workforce in Washington state – which includes sailors, engineers, captains and other workers on everything from tugboats to shipping vessels – is headed for a mass retirement.