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UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Beyond the high: WSU researcher identifies chemicals in marijuana

A Washington State University researcher and a Spokane budtender have at least one thing in common: They want more cannabis research.


Grip on Sports: Washington’s high school football championships will no longer be in the Tacoma Dome

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The high school football season seems a long way off, what with summer vacation not even underway for our local schools. The WIAA, however, has …


Grip on Sports: As upsets go, boxing’s latest is a heavyweight stunner

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A true-life Rocky story happened yesterday and yet it may have received less attention than Sly Stallone’s latest Rambo endeavor. Is that how far boxing …


Grip on Sports: The NBA Finals last so long, the Mariners might even win a game or two before they are finished

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did you know the NBA Finals began last night? By this time next week, the Raptors and the Warriors will have played three whole games. …


Grip on Sports: Tillie’s return is great news for Gonzaga, but not the only good news for area teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • After a spring spent assessing their ability to make the jump to the next level, nearly a hundred college basketball players had until yesterday to …


Grip on Sports: Verlin’s Idaho tenure seems to be melting away after investigation turns up the heat

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is really nothing major going on today, is there? Well, unless you consider one of our local Division I basketball coaches being put on …


Grip on Sports: Basketball memories can be buffeted by the winds, but never blown away completely

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We lost a valued member of our household over the weekend, one that served us well from nearly 25 years. It’s hard to let go.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 12:26 p.m.

Once common in Eastern Washington, the monarch butterfly is rare. But the Painted Lady remains easy to find.

A Washington State University butterfly expert described painted ladies as a “cosmopolitan” butterfly because they can be found on every continent aside from Antartica. The ladies are coming to town, …


Grip on Sports: Starr’s death means another link to our youth is gone

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Wander around a playground in the fall these days and there is sure to be someone throwing a football and pretending to be Tom Brady. …


Grip on Sports: The school sports seasons end and the summer golf season begins – all in one weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One special section would be enough. But a special section dedicated to golf in the area and the last Sunday of prep sports coverage for …


Grip on Sports: Everything about the Indianapolis 500 has changed, including its place in America’s sports pantheon

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s on your agenda for this long holiday weekend? Catching up on sleep? How about battling the backyard’s weeds? A long bike ride or hike? …


Grip on Sports: When it comes to the M’s, whatever the fans want, the fans don’t get

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was an awful old-time movie entitled “It Happens Every Spring.” It was so bad, it’s good, if you get my drift. It was also, …


Grip on Sports: As the high school sports year wraps up this weekend, there will be many different types of precipitation

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is it. The final weekend of high school sports in the state of Washington. The end for the school year. Which means it will …


Grip on Sports: It’s hard to say goodbye when one of the good ones pass

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A long life comes with one certainty: There will be memories to share. And, if you are lucky, some perspective. There is both today concerning …


Grip on Sports: The schools in the Pac-12 are falling further behind their peers financially as the conference’s commissioner earns a raise

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Pac-12 decided to share its financial information with everyone yesterday and, while the transparency is appreciated, the idea the conference’s commissioner is making more …


Grip on Sports: If you want to single out one dominating performance this weekend, you don’t have to look any further than the PGA

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thank goodness the PGA Championship was switched to May. If it wasn’t, then Brooks Koepka’s dominating performance wouldn’t be overshadowed by, say, the NBA playoffs …


Grip on Sports: The M’s were missing in action, and on TV, last night, losing 7-1 to Twins

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There’s a lot going on today. Let’s get right to it.


Grip on Sports: There’s more than one way to keep up with big sporting events

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Doing a bit of driving today, which means the radio in the car will be on. You know what will be quietly entertaining us through …


Grip on Sports: No matter when the PGA is played, it is still the fourth-ranked golf major

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I’m not sure there is a golf major with less cachet than the PGA. Heck, it’s so No. 4 of the four majors, it decided …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 11:46 a.m.

WSU, EWU, SCC students face growing dilemma: Pay for food or tuition?

Thousands of Washington college students are hungry. Washington State University, Eastern Washington University and the Spokane Community Colleges are are struggling with the problem, despite varied approaches to dealing with …


Grip on Sports: Deciding whether to attend an M’s game at T-Mobile Park takes a lot of discussion … and budgeting

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I may attend a Mariner game this weekend. Maybe. I’ve been going over the pros and cons in my head for a while. What do …


Grip on Sports: Youth sports serve many purposes, including developing friendships

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The announcement of the retirement of a local businessman yesterday got me to thinking about relationships. Actually, a certain type of relationship. The type of …


Grip on Sports: It may only be Monday, but there is a lot to look forward to this week

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Please, can it be the weekend again? The upcoming week, with the PGA Championship being held in New York, and the weekend, with the Preakness …


Grip on Sports: It’s a cliche, but behind every athlete is, in some way, a mom

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no mold, no diagram, for the perfect mother. They are available in different shapes and sizes, different ages and looks. Some of them …


Grip on Sports: The M’s step-back officially kicks in as they fall below .500 for the first time this season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The day we knew was coming finally arrived. The Mariners, 11 games over the break-even mark after the season’s first 15 games, are now on …


Grip on Sports: Doug Baldwin’s insights will be missed as the Seahawks’ roster continues to evolve

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember when the Seahawks won the Super Bowl that one year? And went back the next? Good times. Those times are almost over, a point …


Grip on Sports: It gets a little convoluted, but the Seahawks seems to be bouncing back nicely after the Frank Clark trade

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see if we have this right. The Seahawks traded Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs for a couple draft picks, including a No. …


Grip on Sports: It’s been a busy stretch for Kyle Smith, WSU basketball players

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Isn’t May supposed to be a relatively quiet month in college sports? Well, it is not anymore, even if it ever was.


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

WSU names new provost, executive vice president

Mitzi Montoya, an administrator at Oregon State University, will start her new job at Washington State University on Aug. 1.


Grip on Sports: Bloomsday’s numbers continue to fall, but the trend should bottom out soon

A GRIP ON SPORTS • All things must pass. It’s a lesson learned young in life, in many ways, as varied as when your favorite jeans ripped in homeroom as …