| Apr 3, 2014
| 5:50 AM
SEATTLE The man often called upon to deliver heartbreaking news to families of mudslide victims says some relatives hold out hope that their loved ones might still be pulled out alive from the rubble.
But 12 days after a massive hillside gave way and...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:24 PM
UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business will have a new dean this summer, according to a news release.
Eric R. Spangenberg, who is in his ninth year as the dean Washington State University's College of Business, will take the helm of the Paul...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Tidal erosion caused by a February 1970 winter storm ate away a bank of soil on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, revealing parts of five Native American longhouses. The longhouses near Lake Ozette had been buried suddenly by a mudslide sometime around...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:05 PM
"At Middleton," the new romantic comedy starring Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia as strangers who collide during a campus tour with their college-bound kids, is like a feckless flirtation.
I use the word "feckless" because it keeps popping up in the film,...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:06 AM
The University of Maryland, College Park was included on a list of the "Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities" released by national advocacy group Campus Pride Tuesday.
The university was the only Maryland school to make the list, which was...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Susan Segal normally spends about $30 for a three-month supply of a thyroid medication from CVS Caremark's mail-order pharmacy.
Recently, though, CVS sent her a different thyroid drug, which cost $23 more — a 77% increase.
Segal, 56, called to...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Researchers reported Wednesday that they had sequenced the genome of the Norway spruce, a giant evergreen native to Europe that has also been planted widely in parts of North America.
Published in the journal Nature, the catalog of the tree's DNA was...
| Jan 27, 2013
You could always count on Kathy Church. When friends called to vent, she would pick up the phone. When there was a crisis at work, she'd dig in. When family members got together, she'd show up no matter how much she didn't want to.
Church was always...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:10 PM
Though the balance of evidence supports the idea that genetically modified foods are safe to eat and don't harm the environment, a few reports have suggested otherwise. Here are three of them.
•French scientists reported in September that rats fed a...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:04 PM
Reflecting growing interest in -- or at least curiosity about -- online education, U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its first rankings of fully online college and graduate degree programs. The magazine has for decades ranked more traditional.....
| Aug 29, 2012
| 4:18 PM
The president of Washington State University, Elson S. Floyd, recently apologized to a bevy of students unable to get their financial aid due to a computer glitch.
Floyd wrote in an open letter that he wanted to "express (a) sincere apology" to...