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WSU Researchers Create New Apple Variety, WA 38

April 1, 2014 7:56 p.m.

Washington State University researchers have been developing a new apple variety they expect to release to Eastern Washington growers in a couple of years.

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WSU Researchers Working On Germ-Fighting Battery

July 5, 2010 9:36 a.m.

Researchers at Washington State University have found a new way to store energy, and provide a potential defense against a biological attack. Rob Manning explains.

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WSU's 1st Day Back Overshadowed By Solar Eclipse

July 28, 2017 11:51 p.m.

Go to class or witness a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse? Washington State University students will have to decide on Aug. 21.


WSU Researchers Find 'Sleep Gene' Common To 3 Species Including Humans

April 5, 2017 11:52 p.m.

If you have trouble getting a good night's sleep, it could be in your DNA. A team led by Washington State University-Spokane researchers has discovered...

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Don't Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendlier Grain Takes Root

Jan. 25, 2017 4:45 a.m.

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new grain species, which they call Salish Blue. Their goal was to make something that’s like wheat but grows back year after year.

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Blue Pancakes? An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

Jan. 27, 2017 9:41 p.m.

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new grain species, which they call Salish Blue. Their goal was to make something that’s like wheat but grows back year after year.

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Battling The Bias: WSU Researchers Develop New Police Simulator Training

Dec. 13, 2016 1 a.m.

Researchers at Washington State University in Spokane have analyzed well over 100 police deadly force encounters captured on dashcam video or observed in a simulator. That academic research has now turned in a “counter bias” training program.


2010 Olympics In Vancouver Will Help Northwest, Says CEO

March 26, 2008 1:37 p.m.

The chief of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver says the games are a once in a lifetime opportunity not only for British Columbia, but for the Pacific Northwest, as well. He spoke Wednesday on the Pullman campus of Washington State University.

Theories Buzz Around Bee Deaths

July 18, 2007 1:38 p.m.

A mysterious phenomenon dubbed "colony collapse disorder" is causing quite the buzz in the beekeeping and farming world.
Washington State University is bringing its research firepower to the search for the cause of a reported honeybee die-off.

At the same time, an Oregon State University bee expert shares doubts that this syndrome represents anything out of the ordinary.


Washington Lawmakers Have Sights Set On Collegiate Athletic Budgets

Jan. 13, 2017 12:15 a.m.

Some lawmakers in Olympia want public university athletic departments to face closer scrutiny when they overspend.

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Local Puzzle Master Wins Competition

Feb. 20, 2015 8:20 p.m.

Thomas Gazzola, a professor at Washington State University Vancouver, competed in MIT's annual puzzle challenge.

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DDT Study Underscores Emerging Science Of Epigenetics

Oct. 24, 2013 7:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Washington State University researchers say exposure to chemicals like DDT can cause changes at the genetic level that can be passed down through generations.

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Washington Researcher Is Developing Breath Test For Pot

Dec. 5, 2014 8:30 p.m.

A research team at Washington State University is working on a device that would measure THC in someone's breath, similar to existing alcohol breathalyser tests.

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75 Years Of War Of The Worlds

Oct. 30, 2013 7:40 p.m.

The Willamette Radio Workshop in Portland and students at Washington State University, Vancouver are teaming up to re-present the infamous 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds.

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Promoting Responsible Choices Is Key To Addressing Student Drinking

Sept. 3, 2013 7:15 p.m.

Recent alcohol-related tragedies are still fresh for students and staff as another school year begins. Last October, a Washington State University freshman consumed a lethal amount of alcohol paired with energy drinks. In January, a freshman at the University of Idaho became disoriented after leaving a party and succumbed to hypothermia. Reaching out to college freshmen about responsible drinking habits within their first two weeks of school is key to helping them have a successful school year, says Jennifer Summers, director of Substance Abuse Prevention and Student Success at the University of Oregon. Outreach is one of many strategies school administrators and health officials have adopted.  Both University of Idaho and Washington State University have implemented new rules and requirements to curb dangerous drinking. We'll talk to two school health experts to find out more about what they've been doing differently on campus and some of the results they've seen.

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Quinoa Might Be A Good Fit For The Willamette Valley

Aug. 27, 2013 7:35 p.m.

Bolivia and Peru are the current world leaders in quinoa production. Together they produce around 80,000 metric tons of the grain — which is nearly 80 percent all the quinoa grown commercially. But as the Salem Statesman Journal reports, there might be a new location to grow the grain: the Willamette Valley. What began as an 10-acre experiment by a Salem food bank to work around the high cost of quinoa has proved surprisingly successful. In partnership with Washington State University, they have been testing different varieties of quinoa and found one in particular that grows well in the region. The food bank plans to expand its test project next season, and other farmers in the Northwest are expressing interest in growing the gain.

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Media and the Muslim World

Oct. 2, 2012 7:40 p.m.

Whether its the video of Neda Agha-Soltan's death, Andy Carvin's twitter feed with instant updates during Middle East riots, or the ability to watch The Innocence of Muslims in Cairo, digital media has played a pivotal role in connecting America and Muslim societies in the past several years. Lawrence Pintak is the founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, and a former CBS News Middle East correspondent. He focuses on the way that American and Muslim cultures interact through media. He says agitprop is playing a larger and larger role in the American-Muslim relations, both by extremists, and, more surprisingly, by journalists. In a time when media can be shared instantaneously between the two worlds, Pintak says journalists can either foster understanding, or fan the flames like the Newsweek "Muslim Rage" cover. Lawrence Pintak will be speaking at the World Affairs Council in Portland on Wendesday, October 3rd at noon. More info is available here.

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Oregon Artist Rick Bartow Dies At Age 69

April 4, 2016 7 a.m.

The Newport-based artist passed away from congenstive heart failure on April 2.

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Chuck Close Portraits Heat Up The Pendleton Art Scene

April 14, 2017 1:30 a.m.

The Pendleton Center for the Arts features a show by the modern master thanks to a partnership with a big city art wrangler. Plus, the nearby Rivoli Theater restoration plans get approved.

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