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Wolves, bears, prescribed burning and more discussed during WDFW Q&A session

Wolves, bears, prescribed burning and more were discussed during a virtual Q&A session Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 2:51 p.m.

Cougar attacks child in Leavenworth; boy’s dogs drive big cat off

A cougar attacked a child Saturday evening in a city park in Leavenworth, Wash. The boy’s two dogs fought the cougar, eventually running the big cat off. The boy suffered …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 6 p.m.

WSU announces Mike Leach class on football, insurgency warfare will take place this spring

The class will meet four times, followed by a fifth session that will be free and open to the public. The WSU football head coach will teach alongside Spokane County …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

Three Washington bills deal with cougars, hounds

Two bills dealing with cougars are in state senate committee hearings Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Cougar kills alpacas near Riverside State Park

A young male cougar attacked and killed eight alpacas near Riverside State Park sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

University of Washington marching band cancels Apple Cup performance after bus crash

Of the 56 people aboard, 47 were taken to hospitals for evaluation or treatment. The university said Friday morning that two students remained under medical care for injuries that were …


Pullman businesses and fans energized by football team’s meteoric rise

Hannah Wilson, a 20-year-old junior at Washington State, doesn’t typically go to college football games. That’s about to change.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

WSP ramping up Apple Cup, Thanksgiving patrols

Thanksgiving break for Washington State University is right around the corner, as is the highly anticipated Apple Cup in Pullman, and troopers will be ramping up their patrols in response …


Former Cougars cornerback accuses Pullman police of excessive force in 2017 arrest

Treshon Broughton, who graduated from Washington State University last year after two seasons as a cornerback, claims the officers repeatedly struck his head and inappropriately deployed a Taser into his …


Election materials prompt WSU cease-and-desist to Cathy McMorris Rodgers campaign; Lisa Brown’s campaign also asked to quit using university’s imagery in ads

The university has also requested the congresswoman’s Democratic challenger, Lisa Brown, remove trademarked images from her ads in an effort to remain neutral in the closely watched Congressional contest.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

Washington State’s Deion Singleton has career night replacing ejected Skyler Thomas

Washington State backup safety Deion Singleton was about to have career day. But it came as a result of a rather bizarre play: a fumble review that resulted in the …


Washington teen shoots cougar with arrow, saves brother from attack

On Sept. 8, Amaya Simpson and Cole Seymour decided to head into the woods near their home in Inchelium, Washington, and practice elk calls. Something else showed up.


Increased cougar sightings don’t necessarily mean increase in big cats’ population

Cougars have been in the news this summer. Numerous sightings, incidents and attacks have left many wondering, why? The common-sense answer? There must be more cougars. Experts disagree.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Cougs on the move: Students converge on Pullman for move-in day

Pullman streets were noticeably more crowded Wednesday as students numbering in the thousands converged on the town for Washington State University’s official move-in day of the year.


DNA confirms cougar killed near North Bend had attacked bicyclists

The cougar that Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials killed on May 19 was the same animal that attacked two bicyclists, killing one, DNA analysis confirmed Wednesday.


Derek Bayley repeats as Idaho amateur match play champion

Derek Bayley, who recently concluded his collegiate career at Washington State University, collected another Idaho Golf Association men’s amateur match play championship.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

Biologists capture and tag massive cougar north of Chewelah

Wildlife biologists caught and tagged a massive 197-pound cougar Monday.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Researcher tells of surprises discovered about cougars

Cougars are far more social than previously thought, a Sequim scientist told a Peninsula College audience.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 12:10 p.m.

Cougar fans urge focus on mental health after Tyler Hilinski’s apparent suicide

After news of Hilinski’s death surfaced, members of the college football community took to Twitter to share the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and plead with people to seek help for …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Apple Cup emphasis patrols underway

Got tickets to see the Cougars take on the Huskies in the Apple Cup on Saturday? Or maybe you are a Washington State University student heading home for the holidays …


It’s party time in Pullman

WSU supports the tradition of partying, opening the lots on Thursday evening and not closing them until Sunday, giving fans lots of time to prepare for games, socialize afterward and …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Tyler Hilinski comes up big in WSU’s comeback win over Boise State

Prior to Saturday, Tyler Hilinski had attempted 39 passes in just over one season wearing a Washington State uniform. But the sophomore quarterback emerged as one of several WSU heroes …


Charges detail extensive poaching ring in Washington, Oregon

An extensive poaching ring is responsible for slaughtering more than 100 black bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern Washington state and northwestern Oregon, with many of the animals …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Picking the Cougars: Projections for all 12 of Washington State’s 2017 football games

Judging by the last few seasons, you may have a better chance of choosing the correct Powerball numbers than predicting Washington State’s schedule with 100 percent accuracy. The same team …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:59 a.m.

Cornerback from Texas verbally commits to Washington State

Erick Hallett II is leaving the Lone Star State for the Palouse and an opportunity to contribute as a part of Alex Grinch’s “Speed D.” Hallett II, a three-star cornerback …


Determining depth: A projection of Washington State’s 2017 two-deep

Washington State practice is closed to the public for the rest of the season, meaning fans and reporters who still haven’t gotten their fix of preseason football will have to …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:26 p.m.

All-camp team: 5 Washington State football players who made the biggest impact during fall camp

We take a quick look back at the first three weeks of Washington State football practice and hand out all-camp honors to the five players who looked the best during …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

Taylor, Washington State hoping for better start to 2017 season

Robert Taylor isn’t alone. He’s not the first Washington State student who’s made a costly after-hours blunder on the Pullman campus and he certainly won’t be the last.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Washington State gets pledge from California receiver

Patrick Nunn received an offer from Washington State in March and six months later, the wide receiver from San Mateo, California, has given a verbal pledge to the only Pac-12 …


12 players who could make life hard for Washington State this season

Week 1, it was a wide receiver from Eastern Washington. Week 2, it was a running back from Boise State. Week 11, it was a quarterback from Colorado and Week …