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WSU honors biochemist with alumnus award

Washington State University graduate and University of California pharmaceutical biochemist James Wells left the comparatively balmy air of San Francisco this week in favor of a chilly Palouse winter. But …


Grip on Sports: Our area has a connection tonight to more than one Final Four contender

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not often we can write about Inland Northwest college basketball and mention two Final Four competitors. But that’s the case today. And one of …


Academics fear Trump administration will chop science, arts, humanities funding

For music professor Greg Yasinitsky, one proposal by President Donald Trump’s administration has struck a sour chord.


Beyond zoning: Residents discuss Pullman of the future

A handful of community members woke bright and early Tuesday morning and headed to the Pioneer Center in Pullman to discuss their 20-year visions for the city. It was the …


Grip on Sports: College basketball’s night of upsets opens the door for Gonzaga to ascend to the top of the polls

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As last night wore on, college basketball’s upsets just kept coming. No. 1 Villanova, No. 2 Kansas and then No. 4 Kentucky all lost. Three …


Andy Whalen leads WSU golfers in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Washington State men’s golf team finished 12th (+47, 899) after the final round of the Arizona Intercollegiate, Tuesday, at the Sewailo Golf Club. After carding a …


Grip on Sports: EWU’s new head football coach has the best Eastern pedigree of anyone to ever take the position

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Eastern Washington University has a new football coach. It’s Aaron Best. His is a familiar face around the Eagles’ offices. Is that a good thing …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga is back in Portland for a rare back-to-back matchup

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The answer is: It’s the norm in baseball and professional basketball, at least in the playoffs. Football? Hardly ever. The same with college basketball. The …


Grip on Sports: Today’s NFL playoff games feature Northwest’s favorite teams – to dislike

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Villains are good too. Maybe not in every way, but good to have available to root against. That’s seems to be the case for most …


Grip on Sports: This Saturday isn’t all that packed, sports-wise, but with Zags, Cougars, Eagles and others, there is still plenty

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If your Saturday isn’t jam-packed, then you are probably doing it wrong. Or right. Maybe the best way to enjoy a weekend is to not …


Grip on Sports: Transitions take place all the time in the happy world of sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the myriad New Year’s resolutions I made this year involves staying on top of the news. Not just the sports news, but all …


Grip on Sports: WSU gets whipped, Edgar gets close and undefeated Gonzaga heads out of town

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One thing about Thursdays this time of year: There is a lot going on. College basketball is the main element, of course, but today also …


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Controversial Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at WSU Thursday

Whether students like it or not, Milo Yiannopoulos is coming to Pullman. The provocative far-right commentator is scheduled to speak at Washington State University on Thursday evening, less than a …


Grip on Sports: Martinez won’t make the Hall this year, but he’ll get close

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today Edgar Martinez will watch the baseball Hall of Fame voting announcement. For the eighth consecutive year, he won’t earn the needed 75 percent for …


Grip on Sports: Eastern’s Baldwin takes a neccesary step on the road to success

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Beau knows football, that’s for sure. And Beau knows how to be successful at football. Yesterday, Beau showed he knows the steps that have to …


Grip on Sports: If the Seahawks win another Super Bowl some day, will the rest of the country be in mourning?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So what are your holiday plans? You have any sporting events you must see? Or are you still in mourning, professional football variety? And I’m …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga, Seahawks make it hard to sleep – for different reasons

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was impossible to fall asleep last night. After that nail-biter of a Gonzaga game, I was just too wired to call it a night. …


Grip on Sports: Any top 25 matchup is big but Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s is especially so

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a matchup in Spokane tonight pitting two of college basketball’s top 25 teams and, no matter who is participating, such an occurrence will …


Grip on Sports: Sometimes you win two and sometimes you lose two

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When there are four Division I basketball teams in one geographical area, it’s pretty common to have a night filled with ups and downs. It’s …


Grip on Sports: Mariners, Cougars and Seahawks all improved yesterday, which seems like a good thing – and day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mariners got better yesterday. The Cougars did too. Maybe even the Seahawks. In other words, it was a good day for Northwest sports. Which, …


Grip on Sports: Seahawks have given us the highest of highs and some terrible lows. What will happen this week?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a certain rhythm to the NFL season. Week by week, the better teams rise to the top until the playoff participants are decided. …


Deaths of WSU students brings road safety to center of conversation again

Two WSU students were killed returning to the Pullman university from Western Washington on icy roads. Their deaths prompted a new effort to alert students to road conditions.


Broker: Expansion of medical education will spur downtown Spokane development

Washington State University’s new medical school in Spokane and the growth of other higher education opportunities will be an ongoing catalyst for downtown development, a real estate broker predicts.


Grip on Sports: Clemson’s win was a long time coming – in a lot of ways

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Pac-12 Networks have one really outstanding feature: All of the conference’s football games are boiled down to 60 minutes and shown throughout the week. …


Grip on Sports: Is college football’s national title format still falling down on the job?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We thought long and hard about taking a snow day. After careful deliberation, which included, but was not limited to, looking out the front window …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s icy reception in Portland will mean another trip later

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is that old joke about the weather? Everybody talks talks about it, but no one does anything? It’s funny because it’s true. Well, no, …


Grip on Sports: Two TVs are a must at times on this crowded Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There aren’t enough hours in some Saturdays to get finished what we all want to accomplish. That is, if the to-do list includes anything other …


Grip on Sports: A cold winter night turned hot thanks to Wiley, Von Hofe and Williams-Goss

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This will not come as a surprise to anyone in the Inland Northwest who has left their house in the past 48 hours, but it’s …


Grip on Sports: Don’t get caught up with the ‘ya, but’ folks of the world

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s hard for sports fans to live in the moment. If you’re team is good or bad, the last game is never, seemingly, as important …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga, WSU, Eastern and Idaho begin to get to the meat of their schedules

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s cold around these here parts. Really cold. But we do have some basketball coming up that will keep us warm. And some news from …