Education

A $20 million donation is giving one program at WSU a massive upgrade

SPOKANE, Wash. — Monday morning, Washington State University celebrated one of the largest private investments in Washington State University history. The $20 million donation is a game-changer for the future of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. “It’s so exciting for the future of Wazzu and the students who are coming and studying engineering having a beautiful space to…

Walla Walla Community College opens free food pantry

WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Walla Walla Community College has opened their student food pantry. As inflation sky rockets, and food prices increase, the free pantry couldn't come at a better time. Additionally, Feeding America found that college students aren't…

School Closures and Delays: Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Here is a list of school closures and delays due to inclement weather. Ione School District -- 3-Hour Delay Morrow County School District -- Heppner Schools: Closed All Day (Updated 8:00 a.m. from previous 3-Hour Delay) (Schools in Boardman and…

School Closures and Delays: Monday, April 11, 2022

In a turn of unique weather events, Monday has brought snow, rain and wintery mix to the Columbia Basin. Here is a list of school closures and delays. Yakima-area School Districts: Mt Adams Sch. Dist.: Cancelled (Updated @7:47 a.m.) Paterson…

WSU students savor final few days learning overseas in Serbia

SPOKANE, Wash. — Local college students are squeezing in the last few days of their once-in-a-lifetime trip to Serbia. It’s given them a global perspective they’re bringing back to America. “I definitely recognize our privilege,” said Abby Davis. She’s a senior in broadcast news and public relations. The journalism students from Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication…

Understaffing leaves after-school programs with unmet demand

The return to classrooms for the nation’s schoolchildren hasn't meant a return to work for many of their parents who are finding after-school programs in short supply. School-based providers list issues hiring and retaining staff as the biggest reasons they haven’t fully rebounded from pandemic shutdowns. It’s difficult to conclude how many parents of school-age children have been unable to resume working outside the home because of gaps in available care.  But surveys point to a cycle of parents, mostly mothers, staying home for their children because they're unable to find after-school programming. That then causes staffing shortages at such programs that rely heavily on women to run them.

Armed Moses Lake student arrested for threatening school shooting

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — A Moses Lake middle school student was arrested Monday for threatening a school shooting and bringing a pistol to class. Moses Lake Police officers said the student threatened to shoot up Chief Moses Middle School. Officers contacted the student in class and recovered the pistol, along with two magazines of ammunition. The weapon was secured and…