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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019

Mike Leach says ‘things are looking good’ for WSU course this spring on football, war

The outspoken head coach of the Cougars football team provided more details in a Twitter post late Tuesday about a class he’s been pondering teaching on the Palouse. The course …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Gonzaga University allowing Ben Shapiro to speak on campus in spring

Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro will be allowed to speak on the Gonzaga University campus this spring after a student Republican group appealed an earlier decision by administrators.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

Sociology professor visits SCC to explore the legacy of the ‘real’ Martin Luther King Jr.

Sociology professor Darryl Brice visited Spokane Community College on Thursday to discuss the ways in which key pieces of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy have been omitted from public discourse.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

New WSU program opens college’s doors to those with developmental disabilities

Evan Henniger’s parents never thought college would be a possibility for their son. Evan, 20, was diagnosed with Down syndrome shortly after his birth, and the prospect of venturing away …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018

Lawsuit alleges EWU Police Department prevented officer from pumping milk for her new baby

A former Eastern Washington University police officer is suing the school, alleging supervisors discriminated against her and violated federal law by imposing restrictions that made it impossible for her to …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Metallica donates $100,000 to SCC for workforce education

The world-famous metal band Metallica donated $100,000 to Spokane Community College, the school announced Thursday, saying the money will bolster workforce education programs.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

Despite Gonzaga ban, supporters say conservative commentator Ben Shapiro could still come to Spokane

Undeterred by Gonzaga University officials who


Higher-ed investment essential

We celebrate the investment the state has made in K-12 and ask legislators to now focus on funding education beyond high school.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Identity Evropa posters removed from Spokane Falls Community College

Posters advertising prominent white nationalist group Identity Evropa were removed from around the Spokane Falls Community College campus Tuesday.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

Gonzaga University College Republicans say university has denied planned appearance by political commentator Ben Shapiro

The Gonzaga University College Republicans are reporting their request to bring prominent conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro to campus next year has been denied by university officials.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018

‘I will die before this loan is ever paid off.’ Idaho students’ debt piles up as company takes heat

One of the nation’s largest student loan servicing companies may have driven tens of thousands of borrowers struggling with their debts into higher-cost repayment plans.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018

EWU ranks among nation’s top universities for accepting Saudi-funded tuition

The first time Hashim Akeel saw Cheney, he was struck by how small it was. It was 2015 and Akeel, from Saudi Arabia, drove over from the west side to …


WSU medical school granted initial accreditation for graduate education

Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has received initial accreditation for graduate medical education.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018

Justice Mary Yu shares her story, offers students inspiration at Gonzaga School of Law breakfast

Speaking to a small group of law students, undergraduates from Gonzaga and Eastern Washington University and Spokane-are high schoolers Saturday morning, Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu shared her story …


U.S. News & World Report ranks Gonzaga No. 4 among similar regional universities in the West

For the fourth year running, Gonzaga University is ranked fourth best regional university in the West, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual listings.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018

Gonzaga fundraiser draws $355.4 million for improvements, scholarships

Gonzaga University announced Wednesday that it raised $355.4 million dollars in a seven-year-long fundraiser, far exceeding its original goal of $250 million.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

WSU breaks ground on $61.9 million building addition for animal disease lab

Work has begun on a $61.9 million building addition that will serve as the new home of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which plays a crucial role in infectious …


WSU anticipates revenue boost from partnership with international student recruiter

WSU administrators say the INTO University Partnership will eventually bring in thousands more students from other countries, making the university more culturally diverse, boosting tuition revenue and improving the school’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

Education deserts: Up to 1 in 5 Washington students live far away from college

Though Spokane residents have abundant access to higher education, Washington is one of 11 states where 10.1 to 20 percent of the population lives in an “education desert,” where it’s …


New Christian school, Great Northern University, accepting applications after closure of Moody Bible Institute in Spokane

A new Christian college taking the place of the Moody Bible Institute, which closed its Spokane branch last fall, has received state approval and begun accepting applications for the fall …


From poverty to homelessness to Stanford, Olivia Arballo-Saenz focused on her future

Olivia Arballo-Saenz has combined smarts and grit with the kindness of others to find a better way, first to Gonzaga Prep and then to Stanford University.


WSU’s largest freshman class leaves more than 200 students in need of housing

With more than 4,300 freshman students set to swarm Washington State University’s residence halls in just one week, university officials say they are still looking to provide a couple hundred …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

DeVos rules would cut estimated $13B in student loan relief

Students who are defrauded by their schools would have a harder time getting their federal loans erased under new rules proposed by the Trump administration Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018

WSU and UI researchers say there’s more magma beneath Yellowstone caldera than previously thought

Based on research by WSU and UI, amount of magma under the Yellowstone caldera may be as much as double as what scientists previously thought.


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018

In a first, Spokane was top choice for all incoming UW medical students in Spokane

Spokane has a new milestone to brag about: Medical students are fighting to come here.


Couple donates $1 million toward WSU cancer research lab

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine on Tuesday dedicated a cancer research lab to Tamara Hennings, who died from cancer in 2012. Her parents


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018

State STEM scholarship expanding to encompass new skills

Thanks to bipartisan support in the Legislature, the $200 million public-private scholarship program is being expanded to help students gain specialized skills at community and technical colleges – skills such …


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018

New state program expands options for college savings

State residents will have more options for college savings under the new Washington College Savings Program went into effect this month.


Concern, condemnation after SFCC student newspaper reports on Pitcher scandal disappear

The editor of the student newspaper at Spokane Falls Community College, and a journalism instructor who serves as the paper’s adviser, believe someone may have stolen 400 copies from the …


Host families give a boost to WSU med students

As part of its effort to be a community medical school, each of the 60 students in WSU’s inaugural class is assigned to a city for clinical rotations: Everett, Vancouver, …