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TACOMA, Wash. — The leadership of public radio station KPLU says it has succeeded in raising the $7 million necessary to make the station community-owned. About 17,000 people and businesses have donated to the campaign to buy the western Washington radio station from...
Date: 05/26/2016 | Northwest
An Israeli start-up says it can take one look at a person's face and realize character traits that are undetectable to the human eye.Faception said it's already signed a contract with a homeland security agency to help identify terrorists. The company said its technology...
Date: 05/26/2016 | Nation & World
SEATTLE — The University of Washington will be hosting the first of four White House Office of Science and Technology Policy workshops on artificial intelligence.
Date: 05/23/2016 | Northwest
With about seven weeks remaining in its bid to raise $7 million to purchase public radio station KPLU (88.5 FM) from Pacific Lutheran University, the Friends of 88.5 FM has made some changes to its...
Date: 05/20/2016 | Editorials
SEATTLE — President Obama is giving the National Medal of Science to a University of Washington scientist credited with connecting a gene mutation with breast cancer.
Date: 05/19/2016 | Northwest
SEATTLE — Researchers at the University of Washington are testing a drug to see if it would extend a dog’s life. The drug, rapamycin, has lengthened the lives of laboratory mice. The long-term aim of the research is to find ways to treat illnesses that come with age in...
Date: 05/17/2016 | Northwest
SEATTLE — Greenpeace has filed a complaint against a University of Washington fishery scientist, claiming that at times he fails to disclose in articles the industry funding he receives.
Date: 05/13/2016 | Northwest
SEATTLE — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will be the featured speaker at the University of Washington’s commencement ceremony.
Date: 04/13/2016 | Northwest
By all accounts three of the state's top universities have landed well-qualified and proven leaders in higher education as their new presidents.But it's a worrisome trend that all three — starting with Ana Mari Cauce in the fall at University of Washington, then last...
Date: 04/08/2016 | Editorials
SEATTLE — At least 200 Black Lives Matter marchers overtook a University of Washington race and equity meeting, saying the school needs to do more than talk about solving racial friction on campus.
Date: 04/06/2016 | Northwest
Kirk Schulz, president-elect of Washington State University, in Everett on Monday to visit the university's campus, must know that he has his work cut out for him.Beyond...
Date: 04/06/2016 | Editorials
SEATTLE — The University of Washington is considering hosting a homeless camp on campus, following the experience of two other Seattle universities. University officials say they were inspired to consider the idea after a recent homeless count found more people are without a home in King...
Date: 04/01/2016 | Northwest
SEATTLE — A 21-year-old man accused of assaulting a University of Washington student he was dating has been charged with murder.King County prosecutors charged Casey Henderson on Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Katy Straalsund.
Date: 03/23/2016 | Northwest
SEATTLE — A Seattle man who formerly taught at the University of Washington business school has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for fraud.
Date: 03/23/2016 | Northwest
SEATTLE — Officials say a 22-year-old woman who attended University of Washington has died and her boyfriend is in jail on $1 million bail.Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg says the woman died Tuesday afternoon at the hospital.
Date: 03/22/2016 | Northwest
SEATTLE — Seattle police say a 22-year-old University of Washington student was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after her boyfriend assaulted her.
Date: 03/21/2016 | Northwest
SEATTLE — A judge has ordered the state to pay a 22-year-old man the money his family spent on successfully defending him in a case in which he stabbed another University of Washington student during a fight last year.
Date: 02/19/2016 | Northwest
SPOKANE — Washington State University researchers raised eyebrows in 2014 with a study that said killing problem wolves can actually increase livestock attacks the following year by disrupting the social structure of packs.
Date: 02/17/2016 | Northwest
SEATTLE — Police have arrested a 19-year-old University of Washington student related to a series of groping incidents on campus.KOMO-TV reported six women have reported being grabbed or fondled in an intramural activities building near Husky Stadium since Jan. 31.
Date: 02/08/2016 | Northwest
SEATTLE — University of Washington police are looking for a man who they believe has groped women at the student athletic building. Police believe the man inappropriately touched women at least three times at the building since Jan. 31.
Date: 02/07/2016 | Northwest
SEATTLE — A University of Washington alumnus says parts of the school’s arena and the university’s ticket pricing violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Date: 01/21/2016 | Northwest
SEATTLE — The CIA says it is not wrongfully withholding documents related to the Salvadoran civil war.
Date: 12/24/2015 | Northwest
The announcement in late November that Pacific Lutheran University intended to sell its popular National Public Radio affiliate and jazz music station, KPLU (88.5 FM), to the University...
Date: 12/18/2015 | Editorials
SEATTLE — The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the rough arrest of a University of Washington student by Seattle police in 2012.
Date: 12/14/2015 | Northwest
Discover the beautiful diversity of the Salish Sea
Date: 12/06/2015 | Explore NW
Researchers gauging how well satellites can measure rain, snow
Date: 11/12/2015 | Local News
PULLMAN — It costs a typical student about $5,000 more per year to attend Washington State University than the University of Washington in Seattle.
Date: 10/30/2015 | Northwest
WASHINGTON — Thirty-six members of Congress from Western states asked President Barack Obama on Wednesday for $16.1 million to complete an earthquake early-warning system being developed by scientists in Southern California and along the West Coast.Reps. Adam Schiff,...
Date: 10/29/2015 | Nation & World
TACOMA — On one of her final days in Sitka, Alaska, Chantal Cough-Schulze hiked Harbor Mountain, walking a ridge she’d traveled often.“I saw there’d been a new rock slide,” Cough-Schulze said. “And lying there, about 2 feet off the trail, was a wallet.”
Date: 10/24/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — The University of Washington Board of Regents on Tuesday chose Ana Mari Cauce to be the school’s next president, making her the first woman, first openly gay person and first Latina to hold the job permanently at the institution.
Date: 10/13/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — A new group at the University of Washington law school will spend the next academic year studying existing and emerging markets for marijuana.The project will help inform the state as it prepares to combine the medical and recreational marijuana markets.
Date: 10/12/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — A University of Washington law school student has filed a federal Freedom of Information lawsuit alleging the CIA has illegally withheld information about an El Salvador Army officer suspected of human rights violations during that country’s civil war.
Date: 10/05/2015 | Northwest
Freshman from Lake Stevens a proud band member
Date: 09/30/2015 | Julie Muhlstein
SEATTLE — After protests and questions about whether the University of Washington would be required to follow Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law, the university has decided to comply.
Date: 09/28/2015 | Northwest
PORTLAND, Ore. — University of Washington researchers are testing an earthquake alert system as the Pacific Northwest prepares for the day when a 600-mile-long fault line looming off the coast unleashes a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.
Date: 09/11/2015 | Northwest
The University of Washington announced Thursday morning that it has agreed to a 10-year, $41 million deal with Alaska Airlines for the naming rights to the field at Husky Stadium.
Date: 09/03/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — The University of Washington is looking to build an office tower over the new U District light-rail station, even though some say they would prefer to have a public plaza there.
Date: 08/25/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — At 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds, Washington Huskies quarterback Jeff Lindquist is taller and heavier than most defensive backs and many linebackers.So while some might consider it risky to allow defensive players to hit quarterbacks during practice — which...
Date: 08/13/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — Lincoln Kennedy already knows how much has changed at the University of Washington since he last put on a Huskies uniform in the 1993 Rose Bowl.But the thunder and lightning on Wednesday offered a comical reminder.
Date: 08/12/2015 | Sports
UW recognized as ‘Great College to Work For'The University of Washington has been recognized as a Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education in its 2015 survey. Approximately 500 UW faculty and staff were asked to evaluate the...
Date: 07/30/2015 | Bizblog
SEATTLE — University of Washington researchers are recruiting Seattle-area children with autism as part of a four-year study to identify biological markers.
Date: 07/22/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — University of Washington professor Ralina Joseph thinks what we’re seeing in the nation today could be the start of a new civil-rights movement. And at times, college students are leading the charge.
Date: 07/19/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again.
Date: 07/05/2015 | Northwest
The U.S. Department of Education is investigating the University of Washington over its response to a report of sexual violence.The school says the investigation by the Office for Civil Rights is automatic after a UW student sent a complaint to the federal government.
Date: 06/15/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — Two animal rights activists have climbed to the top of an excavator at a construction site to protest the building of an animal research facility.
Date: 06/01/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — A donor has given the University of Washington rare footage of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 visit to Seattle as part of his 48-state tour.
Date: 05/30/2015 | Northwest