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What should students expect this fall? No easy answers for Washington colleges

If colleges reopen without adequate safeguards in place, they risk facilitating virus outbreaks that would endanger students, faculty and staff and be costly to get under control. But if they keep courses entirely online, they risk driving away students who expect a traditional college experience for their tuition dollars, as well as those with limited access to technology and the internet.

A Grip on Sports: It’s been a long time, but baseball finally returns tonight to set our summer right

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball’s Opening Day has been a rite of passage every spring since before anyone alive today can remember. Besides the colorful bunting, the ceremonial first-pitch, the long-winded introductions, there is something more emotional, more from the heart. There is a deep and abiding sense of hope. Of promise. Of optimism. Of potential. Will those feelings still be there when the 2020 season begins tonight?

Bill Fix, ‘the ageless man,’ dies at 94

Bill Fix died on May 30 due to heart complications at the age of 94. He was a savvy investor, philanthropist, mountaineer, conservationist, storyteller, runner and bibliophile, remembered by friends and family for his generosity with his time, knowledge and interest.

Washington colleges brace for potential 15% cut in state funding

Washington’s public colleges and universities, already taking financial hits from the COVID-19 pandemic, may have to contend with a 15% reduction in state funding in the next fiscal year – a move that could cost jobs and academic programs.