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Sunday, January 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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American Honors community college program expanding Spokane test run

A two-year pilot program at Community Colleges of Spokane is expanding and putting students on a fast track to elite universities nationwide. American Honors offers the same academic rigor a …


Sandberg working to assemble squad

Rod Sandberg has been the new football coach at Whitworth University for almost three weeks, but until Monday his office has his cell phone … in Wheaton, Illinois. His former …


Whitworth introduces new football coach

A well-built young man stood on the side of the crowd and approached new Whitworth University football coach Rod Sandberg from the side. Sandberg knew him immediately, called him by …


Whitworth introduces new football coach

A well-built young man stood on the side of the crowd and approached new Whitworth University football coach Rod Sandberg from the side.


Sources: Chris Tormey in mix for Whitworth football coaching job

The search for the head football coach at Whitworth University could be over by the end of the week and one of three finalists is former Idaho and Nevada head …


Sources: Tormey in mix for Whitworth job

The search for the head football coach at Whitworth University could be over by the end of the week and one of three finalists is former Idaho and Nevada head …


Whitworth’s improv troupe Cool Whip takes comedy seriously

A psychiatrist was killed with a garden gnome at the Sphinx and no one said a word. That’s because the “crime” occurred at Whitworth University during the Nov. 6 rehearsal …


Whitworth, Tully part ways

Whitworth University announced Tuesday that John Tully resigned as the Pirates’ football coach after having won his 100th game Saturday. At 19 years, Tully had the longest tenure and most …


Pirates grab early lead in collecting easy victory

Whitworth opened its men’s basketball season with a 71-53 win over Trinity (Texas) on Friday night in Tacoma. The Pirates, ranked 12th in the D3hoops.com preseason poll, never trailed after …


Treasured Pirate

Football games on television continue to haunt former Whitworth University great Michael Allan. The worst comes when he sees players he tested against in the 2007 NFL scouting combine or …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …