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2,000-plus sick at WSU

More than 2,000 Washington State University students have been sickened by swine flu during the first two weeks of classes, school health officials said. The outbreak of H1N1 influenza prompted …


Resident’s death linked to swine flu

A Spokane man in his 50s has died of complications from H1N1 influenza, aka swine flu – the second such death in the county. The contagious virus has hospitalized seven …


Another alleged assault victim recants at WSU

A second alleged victim of assault on Washington State University’s Pullman campus has recanted her story.


WSU student recants campus assault report

A woman who reported being sexually assaulted on Washington State University’s Pullman campus Monday night has recanted her story, police said. The false report followed two earlier assaults on campus, …


Third assault at WSU a false report, officials say

A woman who reported being sexually assaulted on Washington State University’s Pullman Campus on Monday recanted later that day and said she had not been attacked.


Second woman assaulted on WSU campus

A woman was assaulted early today on the Washington State University campus, the second such attack in a week, authorities reported.


Honeybee ailment could be losing its sting

Washington State University researchers on the trail of a mysterious honeybee killer have narrowed the list of contributors to two: a microscopic pathogen and pesticides. “We are getting closer to …


WSU loses grant funding migrant worker education

PULLMAN – A Washington State University program that for more than four decades helped educate migrant workers and their children has lost its federal funding. The program helped students to …


WSU loses migrant education program

PULLMAN — A Washington State University program that for more than four decades helped educate migrant workers and their children has lost its federal funding.


WSU announces final cuts: 359 jobs, three programs

Washington State University will cut 359 jobs and eliminate three academic programs to deal with severe budget cuts imposed by the state, school President Elson Floyd said Wednesday. The department …


WSU details job, program cuts

Washington State University will cut 359 jobs and eliminate three academic programs to deal with severe budget cuts imposed by the state, school President Elson Floyd said Wednesday.


Ex-Cougar Leaf to surrender in Texas

CANYON, Texas — Former NFL quarterback and WSU player Ryan Leaf will surrender on drug and burglary charges in Texas, according to his lawyer.


Cougars’ bullpen collapses in loss to Arkansas

Scott Lyons hit a three-run homer as Arkansas rallied for nine runs in the eighth inning to beat Washington State 10-3 on Friday in the opening game of the NCAA …


WSU tuition climbing 28 percent in two years

The Washington State University board of regents Friday approved a 14 percent increase in resident undergraduate tuition for each of the next two academic years.


Agreement near to move Apple Cup to Qwest

Washington State University and the University of Washington are near an agreement to move the Apple Cup rivalry football game to Qwest Field in Seattle, The Spokesman-Review learned Wednesday.


WSU stops accepting freshman applications

Because of expected budget cuts, Washington State University is no longer accepting freshman applications for the fall at its Pullman campus.


WSU athletic hall will grow by seven

Six men and one woman, whose history dates from 1952 to the present, have been selected for induction into the Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame, director of athletics …


NCAA puts EWU football on probation

The Eastern Washington University football program has been put on three years probation and is banned from postseason due to what the NCAA calls “major violations.” The NCAA Division I …


Budget woes could mean layoffs at universities

OLYMPIA – Washington’s two largest public universities painted a bleak picture Tuesday of looming budget cuts as the state grapples with a shortfall that lawmakers say could reach $8 billion. …


Cougs sign tight end from JC

Washington State has signed tight end Peter Tuitupou from Orem, Utah, to a national letter of intent, Cougars football coach Paul Wulff announced Monday. Tuitupou will enroll when the semester …


2 charged with arson for April string of WSU fires

COLFAX — Two former Washington State University students have been charged with arson for a series of fires set on campus.


Calves delivered after mother’s death

An injured dairy cow at Washington State University had to be euthanized today, but not before her twin calves were delivered by Caesarian section.


Seniors, freshmen a successful blend for Cougars

It’s “T” time in Pullman. The Washington State women’s basketball team is off to a 6-2 start for two reasons.


After 50 years, chemist still loves a good interaction

PULLMAN – It wasn’t Washington State University that hired Don Matteson to teach. In the fall of 1958, the school on the Palouse was still known as Washington State College.


Keeping their heads up

PULLMAN – It was cloudy when Washington State University held its May commencement ceremony – the showers on the Palouse matching the chill in the national economy. That was nothing …


For $245k, this space will be empty

I hope you don’t mind me breaking some sad news prematurely. This could be my last column.


WSU president releases e-mails on staff dispute

It was Yom Kippur when Federal Express dropped off a package at Steven Hoch’s home. Hoch was still provost at Washington State University, but he was on paid leave while …


WSU grad pitching sports drink

Bottles of a new, colorful sports beverage have hit local refrigerated store shelves. Claims on the packaging of the drink, Raza, sound familiar. Labels boast it enhances endurance and aids …


Bigfoot discovery a scam? No news there

That frozen Bigfoot corpse in Georgia turned out to be a shaggy rubber gorilla suit. Well, I can’t say I’m surprised.


UW’s $150 million request likely dead

OLYMPIA – The University of Washington’s controversial request for $150 million in public money for a revamped Husky Stadium may already be dead this year, a top lawmaker said Thursday. …