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Former model, Playboy playmate raises HIV awareness

Before she ever stood in front of a group of college students, waving condoms in the air and telling stories about adult diapers, Miss September 1986 came out as a …


Shadle Park High School installs FieldTurf in baseball stadium

After about three years of booster efforts, a new synthetic playing surface has been installed at Shadle Park’s Al K. Jackson Field, making it Washington’s first high school baseball field …


Student-staffed Whitworth clinic to offer low-cost counseling

A new Whitworth University clinic, staffed by students learning to help clients navigate the pitfalls of marriage and family life, aims to help fill a gap in affordable services by …


Whitworth adds Moses Lake presence

MOSES LAKE – Whitworth University will offer a bachelor’s degree program in organizational management at Big Bend Community College campus beginning in January. Registration is open now, said Terry Ratcliff, …


Pearls of wisdom

Gordon Jackson has a thing for quotes. Quotes about media, quotes about travel, quotes about career advice and politics, his collection includes several thousand 3-by-5 study cards and more than …


Interim Whitworth A.D. seems likely to keep job

The search for the next athletic director at Whitworth University is officially going nowhere, for now. President Beck Taylor named Melinda Larson the interim director of athletics last June when …


Whitworth tapping into sun’s power

The future of renewable energy is bright at Whitworth University. On the roof of the Whitworth University Aquatics Center, 300 solar panels are transforming Inland Northwest sunshine into energy for …


WSU Spokane first to honor grads

Washington State University Spokane chose five graduates to feature at its commencement today, all of whom demonstrate how life experiences can influence career paths. Melissa Jensen, for example, has stuttered …


Book Notes: Walter’s ‘Ruins’ big-screen bound

“Beautiful Ruins,” Jess Walter’s bestselling and acclaimed 2012 novel, is headed to the silver screen. Oscar-nominated Todd Field (“In the Bedroom,” “Little Children”) will direct and will work with Walter …


Mary Hardin-Baylor eliminates Whitworth from playoffs

Their emotions didn’t go down any easier than the shots for the Whitworth Pirates on Saturday night. Another wrenching loss in the Division III men’s basketball playoffs was a little …


Blanchette: Whitworth still has a legacy to work on

They were calling this the biggest thing to happen at Whitworth University since Jay Graves gave them all this land. And, yes, the students were squeezed under the dome so …


Spotlight: Watershed set to return to the Gorge

Looks like Watershed is coming back for round two. The musical festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre – think Sasquatch! for country music fans – started last year with a lineup …


McCargar leads Pirates into next round of D-III

The Whitworth players fed off the emotion of the crowd Saturday night. Then they fed the ball to Colton McCargar. When the frenzy was over, the Pirates had earned an …


Whitworth film festival honors Leonard Oakland

Leonard Oakland speaks with a passion that makes the cafe table he’s sitting at wobble and dance. He has taught English at Whitworth University for 46 years, yet it’s his …


Book Notes: Hunt kicks off Auntie’s events

Now that the holiday lull is behind us, things are picking up on the book event front. Auntie’s Bookstore in downtown has an interesting lineup of out-of-town and local talent …


High school project leads to Whitworth and, eventually, Harvard

Forrest Ireland and Marina DeFrates were part of a small group of students at North Central High School who successfully sequenced 9,100-year-old bison DNA. The project, which started in 2010, …


Visitors start fast, but Whitworth wins

Getting hot is a good thing for a basketball team, but WHEN a team gets hot is even more important. Home for Christmas after a three-game sweep and almost a …


Whits’ Logie learned about life, hoops from grandfather

Truth be told, Matt Logie had his eye on the Whitworth basketball program long before he was hired in May 2011 to lead the Pirates. A full year before he …


Soul of the season

Four-part harmony. Remember it? A generation or two ago, before “American Idol,” before synthesized ringtones, before home stereo systems with their woofers and tweeters and iPod docks, music was not …


Huge grant brings university students to Holmes Elementary

A $500,000 state grant will benefit those studying to become teachers at Whitworth and Gonzaga universities, as well as teachers and students at Holmes Elementary School in West Central. Spokane …


Whitworth restricts access after notes target student

Inflammatory notes targeting a student’s sexual orientation found in a Whitworth University dormitory last month have prompted a re-evaluation of the school’s harassment policies. University spokeswoman Nancy Hines said more …


Whitworth’s offense busts out against UPS

Coming home after back-to-back losses, the Whitworth Pirates looked to Saturday’s Parents Weekend football game at the Pine Bowl against longtime rival Puget Sound as a chance to get back …


Whitworth presents musical at the Bing

The Whitworth Theatre will perform its fall production, “Honk! A Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling,” at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave., Oct. 18 through Oct. 20 …


Religion Notebook: Bach’s Cantata No. 10 to be performed

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave., will present organist Christopher Nelson at 4 p.m. Sunday. Part of St. John’s Mostly Second Sunday recital series, Nelson …


Religion Notebook: Fourgiven to play hits in free concert

Spokane First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd., will present the gospel quartet Fourgiven at 6 p.m. Sunday. The group is releasing its first CD, “His From …


Guthrie enhances Pirates lineup

It took some persuasion, but Nate Guthrie proved his high school football coach right. When practice opens today at Whitworth University, the former East Valley offensive tackle will take his …


Education investment: College students face tough choices

Until about 2007, deciding on a college degree typically involved choosing an area of interest or aptitude, then staying in college long enough to graduate. But with the cost of …


Whitworth stays alive with victory

APPLETON, Wis. – Watching Whitworth University’s Nick Scourey on the mound one would never know he was a freshman. Tabbed by coach Dan Ramsay to continue the rain-delayed elimination game …


Dad helps paralyzed son earn degree at Whitworth

SPOKANE — When Ryan Sutherland wanted to go to college three years ago, his father, Steve, went with him. Not just for a visit, but to stay. The father and …


Collaborating on reality

Brooke Kiener, assistant professor of theater at Whitworth University, has worked off and on for eight years to stage an original play titled “Wizdom: Making Dollars and Sense.” It will …