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Listeners raise $7 million to buy public radio station KPLU

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

Terrorist? Pedophile? Start-up says it can find them by analyzing faces

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

UW to host White House workshop on artificial intelligence

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

Save KPLU effort nears its $7 million goal

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

President Obama honors UW scientist with Medal of Science

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

UW researchers test drug to see if it extends a dog’s life

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

Greenpeace files complaint against UW fishery scientist

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

U.S. secretary of the Interior to speak at UW Commencement

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

Picking university leaders behind closed doors

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

Black Lives Matter students seek action at UW race meeting

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

Fulfilling Elson Floyd's vision for WSU in Everett

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

UW considers hosting homeless camp following 2 other schools

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

UW student identified, man charged with murder

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

Former UW business school teacher sentenced for fraud

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

UW student injured in assault dies, boyfriend jailed

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

Police: UW student critically injured by boyfriend

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

State must reimburse ex-UW student cleared in stabbing case

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

Wolf studies by UW and WSU reach different conclusions

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

University of Washington student arrested in groping cases

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

UW police looking for man who has groped numerous women

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

Disabled UW alum files lawsuit over arena accessibility

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

What lies beneath

With new tech, scientists probe Puget Sound

Date: 01/17/2016 | Local News

CIA responds to UW student’s lawsuit over Salvadoran documents

SEATTLE — The CIA says it is not wrongfully withholding documents related to the Salvadoran civil war.

Date: 12/24/2015 | Northwest

Saving a source of local news

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

FBI investigates student’s rough arrest by Seattle police

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

Colorful compilation

Discover the beautiful diversity of the Salish Sea

Date: 12/06/2015 | Explore NW

From the ground up

Researchers gauging how well satellites can measure rain, snow

Date: 11/12/2015 | Local News

Regents told WSU costs $5K a year more than UW

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

Dems urge Obama to fund earthquake-warning system

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

After 40 years, Bruce Warden’s wallet shows up

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

University of Washington names Cauce as president

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

UW law school to study marijuana markets and regulation

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

UW law student sues CIA over data on Salvadoran Army officer

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

Marching to the Husky beat

Freshman from Lake Stevens a proud band member

Date: 09/30/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

After protests, UW decides to follow Seattle $15 wage law

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

With time ticking, quake warning system begins to take shape

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

Alaska Airlines buys naming rights to Husky Stadium field

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

UW considers building offices atop light-rail station

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

UW quarterbacks get full-contact reps

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

Now an analyst, Kennedy recalls UW career

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

Briefs: UW recognized as ‘Great College to Work For’

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

University of Washington to study children with autism

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

New UW center to encourage race, diversity dialogue

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

In Seattle, some fret over rapid growth

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

University of Washington investigated over response to report of sexual violence

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

Activist chained to Seattle excavator to protest University of Washington animal lab

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

Rare footage captures Charles Lindbergh’s Seattle visit

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

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