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UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017

WSU student wants to challenge Cathy McMorris Rodgers

A student of political science and physics at Washington State University will run for Congress next year, pushing the message that anybody can run for office, no matter his or …


Grip on Sports: With Collins leaving Gonzaga, where does that leave the Zags?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Gonzaga basketball team achieved a handful of firsts this season. First GU group to finish non-conference play undefeated. First to enter the last game …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017

Seattle biotech firm to train WSU medical students in ‘bold, audacious and visionary’ approach

Washington State University announced Tuesday it’s partnering with a Seattle biotech firm to train the school’s inaugural class of medical students in “scientific wellness.”


Grip on Sports: We try to fill the dish every day, though some days are harder than others

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sometimes it feels as if my only job in this world is to feed the dogs. There they are in the morning, loitering by their …


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017

WSU under fourth investigation for its handling of sexual assault claims

Federal officials are investigating how Washington State University handled a female student’s allegations of sexual assault and harassment to determine whether the school violated the federal gender-equity law known as …


Grip on Sports: It had to happen yesterday, but the anticipated meltdown came from an unexpected source

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the afternoon wore on yesterday, I expected a meltdown. At some point, I was sure, it would happen. But I picked the wrong horse. …


Grip on Sports: If you don’t want to be depressed, maybe it’s better to skip the M’s games right now

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Decided to watch the M’s last night. But it was too depressing. So I switched back and forth between the game and a Mel Gibson …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s Karnowski is officially the center of attention in college hoops

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s appropriate the award for the best center in college basketball is named after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. After all, he is the best center in college …


Grip on Sports: The M’s win, WSU, EWU and Idaho are practicing football and golf is on the TV. Isn’t life perfect?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is it Friday already? It’s raining hard outside, so it must be. After all, how often are weekends around here clear and warm? But who …


Grip on Sports: The M’s start isn’t what fans wanted to see

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember that fast start we all wanted the M’s have? Well you can forget about it. It’s down the drain unless they reel off 10 …


Grip on Sports: What’s behind us shouldn’t matter, but it always does even when we are looking ahead

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Can we stop looking in the rear-view mirror? To look ahead at what may be, not what happened in the past? Well, yes. And no. …


UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017

WSU, EWU students get support for innovative research

Students from Eastern Washington’s two public universities are scoring recognition – and funding – for research on a wide range of topics.


Grip on Sports: Maybe someday we will have a better perspective on Gonzaga’s title game defeat, but not yet

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You have any perspective today? Me neither. But it will come. Maybe. Then again, some of us are still not over the Super Bowl. Against …


Grip on Sports: After tonight, Gonzaga’s basketball history will be richer, but how much we don’t yet know

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today’s the day. The day the school from out-of-the-way Spokane, Washington, plays for the NCAA basketball title. It’s a pretty big deal. Really. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s national title dream is no longer just a fantasy as it was 40 years ago

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It wasn’t an April Fools’ joke, though it certainly had the sound of one. “Hey mom, did you hear. Gonzaga won. The Zags are in …


Grip on Sports: Today is Gonzaga and Spokane’s shining moment, though Monday may even be brighter

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If Gonzaga wins this afternoon, will they burn Bernhardt couches up at the Manito Center? Or will they think it’s just an elaborate April Fools’ …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s shine has a tendency to overpower the area’s other big news

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been sort of a complicated work week, hasn’t it? Gonzaga is in Phoenix getting ready for Saturday’s NCAA semifinal, Eastern Washington changed basketball coaches …


Grip on Sports: Former EWU coach Hayford has been a part of the Spokane basketball scene for a long time

A GRIP ON SPORTS • In the midst of the “Gonzaga-to-the-Final-Four” narrative (or is it hysteria?) another college basketball story broke out around here yesterday. A coach who had become …


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017

Pink mold plagues Washington wheat fields, surprising farmers and a WSU expert

As snow melted away in the first glimmers of spring sunshine, wheat farmers in southeastern Washington were surprised to find their crops damaged by an unusual culprit: pink snow mold.


Grip on Sports: There will be more memories built this week for Gonzaga, but what type will they be?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no longer wait in sports than the two-week buildup to the Super Bowl. But this week, after the Elite Eight ends and the …


Grip on Sports: Some college coaching traditions are heartwarming; others just give us heartburn

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s funny how life’s little journeys lead us down the road to the future. It showed yesterday as the Final Four coaches met the media …


WSU considers selling land to build ‘village’ of housing, shopping developments on Pullman campus

Washington State University is working with a private developer to build a “village” of apartments, condos, townhouses, retail stores and dining options on the Pullman campus just west of the …


Grip on Sports: It’s been a long time, but Gonzaga’s run to the Final Four isn’t the first one for the Inland Northwest

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The bulbs are popping up and the rain continues to come down. It is March, late March actually, after all. That’s normal. You want to …


Grip on Sports: Yesterday was a huge day for Gonzaga, Spokane

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Was Saturday the biggest day in Spokane sports history? There are a lot of contenders, sure, but the small university by the river reaching the …


Grip on Sports: The one where we talk about primates, backs, the Final Four and Gonzaga

A GRIP ON SPORTS • For the third time in program history and the second time in three years, Gonzaga is playing an Elite Eight game. The reward for the …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga displays a key character trait as they survive West Virginia and advance to the Elite Eight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The cliché is simple. Survive and advance. And that’s exactly what Gonzaga did Thursday night. The Bulldogs survived. And they advanced to their second Elite …


UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017

Video lands WSU’s Jake Sirianni an internship with “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

WSU junior Jake Sirianni lands coveted “Tonight Show” internship with rap video


Grip on Sports: Perkins, Gonzaga have to respond positively to West Virginia’s pressure to advance

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s back on tonight. The NCAA tournament. The Sweet Sixteen. And Gonzaga’s run. Does it end in San Jose, brought down by West Virginia’s pressure? …


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017

Opioids contributed to deaths of three WSU students

Overdoses involving opioid drugs killed three Washington State University students in the closing months of 2016. All three were men in their 20s.


Grip on Sports: The M’s still have a few unanswered questions even though the regular season is just a fortnight away

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We interrupt this college basketball lovefest that is late March to bring you some really important news. In two weeks the major league baseball season …