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Kansas hate group met by strong opposition at each stop

There’s nothing like an extremist hate group to bring out the best in Spokane residents. Hundreds arrived to counterprotest Thursday and advocate for peace, love and inclusion in the face …


Spokane unites against Westboro’s message of hate

A crowd of more than 1,000 has gathered at Eastern Washington University to demonstrate against a group of eight Westboro Baptist Church pickets — by far the largest crowd of …


Westboro plans pickets Thursday, Friday

Westboro Baptist Church, a radical anti-homosexual and anti-Semitic religious group based in Topeka, Kan., is planning to picket several cklsites in Spokane on Thursday and in Coeur d’Alene on Friday. …


Leaders embrace roles at faith-based universities

Thayne McCulloh and Beck Taylor may be separated by denomination, but the new leaders of Spokane’s two dominant private universities share more similarities than differences in matters of leadership, educational …


Whits fall to unbeaten Pacific Lutheran

Pacific Lutheran scored three touchdowns in the opening quarter, including a 52-yard fumble recovery for a score by Colby Davies, and carried that momentum to beat Whitworth 39-21 in Northwest …


Submit questions for Gonzaga, Whitworth presidents

Spokesman-Review staff members will be sitting down Tuesday with the new presidents of Whitworth University and Gonzaga University to talk about their visions for the future. We want to know …


Whitworth Pirates upset No. 24 Oaks

Linebacker Paul Werhane returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown and finished with a team-high 11 tackles Saturday to spark the Whitworth Pirates to a 20-7 upset victory over …


Whitworth tops Lewis & Clark Pioneers

The Whitworth Pirates got a scare from an improving Lewis & Clark football team. They got a bigger scare when standout running back Adam Anderson limped off the field in …


Redlands Bulldogs defense stifles Whitworth Pirates

Redlands dominated on defense and special teams and the end result was a 23-7 victory over the Whitworth Pirates in nonconference football play on Saturday in Redlands, Calif. The Pirates …


In brief: Whitworth nets 1-0 victory in nonconference soccer

Cameron Bushey scored on a free kick from just outside the penalty box 15 minutes into the second half and Brian Sherpe made five saves to give Whitworth a 1-0 …


Whitworth drops opener in soccer

Katelyn Kishkunas converted a penalty kick in the 66th minute Thursday to give 12th-ranked Wheaton a 2-1 women’s soccer win over Whitworth in the opening match of the Bob Baptista …


In brief: Whitworth opens with split

Sisters Ka’ipo and Kaimi Rocha combined for 19 kills and the Whitworth Pirates opened their season with a 25-20, 25-11, 25-11 sweep over the visiting Walla Walla Wolves in non-conference …


Whitworth Pirates will honor Depew, Gould, Kosin, Wang

Four former Whitworth students will be inducted on Sept. 25 as the 21st class of the Whitworth Heritage Gallery Hall of Fame. The four inductees include Bryan Depew, the leading …


Doug Clark: Pulei crosses cultural gap to give back

As I motored downtown Friday for a lunch interview with Moses Pulei (pronounced pu-lay), I wasn’t quite sure how well we would relate to each other. There is a bit …


Inspection and scales moving to fast lane

A $6.7 million Washington port of entry and weigh station complex under construction along Interstate 90 at the Idaho state line will provide nonstop service to many truckers, Department of …


Whitworth’s new president looks to continue university’s steady path

Beck Taylor, the 18th president of Whitworth University, spent his first day on the job Thursday. He succeeded Bill Robinson, who retired after 17 years in the top spot. Taylor, …


Embracing transition

OJ Cotes, an educator in Spokane since 1965, has spent the past decade at Whitworth University preparing teachers-to-be for the modern classroom. She’s known for her high standards in the …


Conference to look at smarter ways to help Africa

There came a point in Bill Roe’s life when he wanted to do more for humanity. He looked wistfully at those engaged in charitable missions to Africa and thought about …


Retiring college leaders share the wisdom of their years

Bill Robinson, president of Whitworth University, and Gary Livingston, chancellor of the Community Colleges of Spokane, will hand out college diplomas for the last time this graduation season. Both feel …


They said it

Community leaders agree that the people who take over for Bill Robinson and Gary Livingston will have huge shoes to fill, because the men left their strong footprints throughout the …


About Bill Robinson

President of Whitworth University since 1993. Highlight: “When the regional accrediting association issued its report (last year), they said we have a culture on campus characterized by grace and truth,” …


About Gary Livingston

Chancellor of Community Colleges of Spokane since 2002. Received his associate’s degree from Dodge City Community College in Kansas, his bachelor’s degree in special education/psychology from Emporia State University in …


Whitworth board approves president pick

An economics professor from Birmingham, Ala., has been appointed president of Whitworth University, the Board of Trustees announced this afternoon.


Whitworth trustees to vote on president

The Whitworth University board of trustees will decide whether to name a Birmingham, Ala., economist as its new president today. Beck A. Taylor, dean of the Brock School of Business …


Whitworth board deciding Friday on new president

The Whitworth University Board of Trustees will decide Friday whether to name a Birmingham, Ala., economist as its new president.


Student wins Miss Spokane title

Kylee Denevan, a sophomore at Whitworth University, was crowned Miss Spokane at Northern Quest Resort and Casino on Sunday. She will represent Spokane at the state pageant in Burien, Wash., …


It’s ‘Play ball!’ for area colleges

Late winter, when a young man’s fancy turns to … baseball? It seems to be the case, as the local Division I college baseball season opens this weekend, with Washington …


Whitworth students sample IRS fraud-fighting methods

Accounting students at Whitworth University took a turn as gumshoes Thursday, trading in their ledgers and balance sheets for search warrants and surveillance. The props were bulletproof vests and dummy …


Book fairies pay visit to elementary school

Whitworth University education students, dressed as “book fairies,” surprised the children at Whitman Elementary School last Thursday and read stories to them as part of a community outreach project. According …


Peirone’s building new digs

By next spring, Peirone Produce Co. food handlers will be sorting eggs, lettuce and other food items at a new, 70,000-square-foot warehouse and operations center on the West Plains. Pronounced …