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It’s a homeless shelter that folds like an accordion: These WSU students think it’s perfect for Spokane

A team of architecture students at Washington State University has designed and built a portable homeless shelter that can be folded like an accordion into a variety of shapes and …


Grip on Sports: Another Gonzaga player leaves before his eligibility expires but that’s just the way of the college basketball world

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No one in college sports bats 1.000 in recruiting. Not even Alabama in football or the blue blood basketball powers like Kentucky or Duke. Read …


Grip on Sports: It’s the time of year when sports worlds coliide

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday. For more than a third of the year that means NFL football. But we are in the other two-thirds right now, which means …


Grip on Sports: A rite of spring arrives today with the Cougars

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s going to be a typical spring day in Spokane, with one atypical event: Washington State will hold its spring football game this afternoon at …


Grip on Sports: If you are keeping track, the M’s James Paxton is still undefeated

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a term in finance called “reverting to the mean.” No, it doesn’t have anything to do with cowardly people. But we did see …


Grip on Sports: As a Mariner star of the past exits, is another one stepping forward?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s keep this simple. The Mariners won yesterday afternoon. And Ichiro, in what may have been his last plate appearance in Safeco Field, hit a …


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017

WSU fraternities shut down in 2012, 2014 may be reinstated

A pair of fraternities shut down in 2012 and 2014 will return to Washington State University’s Greek Row this fall as associate members and may earn full membership by spring …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s Williams-Goss decides to turn pro, making a decision that is never easy

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was just a year ago when Gonzaga fans were lamenting the loss of stars Domantas Sabonis and Kyle Wiltjer. It sure didn’t bode well …


Grip on Sports: The M’s are on a roll as their former star finds an opponent he can’t run past

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Four consecutive wins. That’s a good thing, right? Especially when you are the only game in the state right now. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The week begins with a visit from an old friend, Ichiro

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s pretty nice outside. Not really. Rain is pounding the pavement like Buddy Rich on the snare in 1943. Way to skew young, right? Well, …


Grip on Sports: It’s Easter, which is a day for family – and a whole bunch of stories

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Easter. New bonnets, dresses, bow ties, baskets, church services. All that goes into celebrating. And don’t forget time with the family. Read on.


Grip on Sports: NCAA always seems to be breaking the law of unintended consequences

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NCAA is a reactive organization. Bad things happen and the monolith calls in its troops, discusses remedies and then, after years of hemming and …


UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017

WSU sleep researchers discover why some people may toss and turn more than others

A research team led by a Washington State University biochemist could help scientists shed light on why we need to sleep, and why some people have an easier time resting …


Grip on Sports: Even Easter week isn’t immune to speculation and rumor

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Easter weekend looms, with the specter of little ones roaming the neighborhood in search of eggs. Yep, for those of you who believe life began …


Grip on Sports: Don’t worry, it gets worse next week – when your taxes are due

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s an ugly time, isn’t it? Not only is there a check due the IRS next week, but it’s been raining, off and on, since …


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 …