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November 19, 2013 at 8:19 AM
SPOKANE (AP) — Two Gonzaga students have appealed their probation for having guns in their apartment.
The university said Eric Fagan and Dan McIntosh violated policy by having guns in university housing.
They told KHQ their appeal Monday notes that the university only leases — and doesn’t own — the apartment building where they live.
They want the probation taken off their records.
Campus police learned about the guns when one student displayed a pistol to drive off a man who came to their door last month asking for money and would not leave.
November 12, 2013 at 7:02 AM
Gonzaga and the gun: You may have heard about the two Gonzaga University students who faced sanctions after one of them used a gun to scare off a man trying to force his way into their university-owned apartment last month. The university has a no-guns policy. The students learned by letter Sunday that they are being put on probation. The student who owns the gun has a concealed-weapon permit (technically a concealed pistol license) and has said he didn’t know about the school’s policy. The gun did scare off the guy trying to get in their apartment. The students say they plan to appeal. The Spokesman Review has the story. Do think the university should have sanctioned the students? Vote in our poll.
The case of the woman killed by a cougar at a Portland-area wildcat sanctuary this past weekend is similar to the case in California that ended the life of a Brier woman in March, according to an Associated Press story. In the Oregon case, WildCat Haven head keeper, Renee Radziwon, 36, of Portland, was killed while cleaning an enclosure. In the California case, Dianna Hanson of Brier was killed by a lion at a cat haven also while cleaning an enclosure. Issues over following safety protocols also have been raised in both cases.
Some members of the Boeing machinists union are making a lot of noise to persuade other union members to vote no on the latest contract offer from Boeing. The union membership is split. The vote is tomorrow.
We certainly want to know more about this: Body parts discovered after dog fetches human leg near Olympia
What can be more tragic for a family? Second sister dies from Oct. 31 crash near Anacortes
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October 17, 2013 at 2:20 PM
Four Washington private schools have landed on Kiplinger’s list of best values in private colleges.
The personal finance magazine released the list on its website this week, and the list will also appear in the magazine’s December edition.
Among the nation’s private universities, Gonzaga University and Whitworth University, both in Spokane, ranked 34th and 44th, respectively. Among liberal arts colleges, Whitman College in Walla Walla ranked 34th, and the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma ranked 93rd.
Of the four schools, Whitman — which has the highest sticker price, more than $55,000 a year — also has the lowest average debt at graduation, about $17,000. The college says that’s because it offers the most generous aid packages among the state’s private schools — on average, students receive $26,000 in need-based aid.
The magazine also answers the question about why it can label private schools as a good value when the average cost is about $40,000 a year. The answer: “Private institutions’ abundant need- and merit-based aid means that most families pay about half the advertised price.”
March 21, 2013 at 7:41 AM
Good morning. If you are working in a place with TVs and computers, you will be surrounded by basketball today and tomorrow — and not getting much done. Enjoy the buzzer beaters of March Madness, quiz your friends about where Iona is (campuses in New Rochelle and Rockland, N.Y., but they play Ohio State today, so…) and try to tolerate all the chatter about whether the Zags can really stack up against The Bigs.
Weather: Highs in the upper 40s. Rain and snow showers, mostly before 11 a.m., then just rain showers. But you’re going to be watching basketball! The National Weather Service forecast.
Gonzaga: The Zags play Southern (hailing from Baton Rouge, for those who don’t know) today in Salt Lake City. Game starts at 1 p.m. on TBS. Check back at seattletimes.com for game coverage. “Will this Gonzaga team swim upstream against the thick expectations, or will it merely go play?” asks basketball reporter Bud Withers. Read his full pre-game analysis.
How would YOU balance the state budget? Think you can make decisions faster, deal with a budget shortfall of up to $1.3 billion better than your elected leaders in Olympia? Give our budget game a try. Decide where to add and where to cut: Medicaid? Health coverage? Teacher bonuses? Public safety? We lay out some very specific choices in our interactive feature. Do well enough sand maybe the politicians will look to you for advice. Before you dive in, check out our state government reporter Andrew Garber’s take on where the money situation stands.
Sacramento to announce arena details today: Check back for coverage of a financing plan — set to be revealed in Sacremento today –to try to keep the NBA Kings from relocating to Seattle.
Senate committee gives nod to Sally Jewell: The Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Ressources voted 19-3 this morning to approve the nomination of Sally Jewell, chief executive of REI, to be Interior secretary. A full Senate vote is expected soon, as Ken Salazar plans to leave the Interior job at the end of the month. According to The Associated Press, the committee vote came after Salazar agreed to review a decision blocking construction of a gravel road through a wildlife refuge to provide access to an all-weather airport in rural Alaska. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska threatened to hold up Jewell’s nomination unless the Obama administration agreed to a land exchange that would allow the road.
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- BYU ends Huskies’ season | NIT men
Memo Light: Dilbert | Scott Adams
December 6, 2012 at 6:58 AM
Let’s see, in our hip and trending state, same-sex marriage and marijuana use are now officially legal. We imagine many people have said or will soon be saying, “I do” and “I doobie.” King County says 279 marriage licenses were issued by 6 a.m. today. And for a bit of context on marijuana, Associated Press writer Gene Johnson has written a “history of weed” in the U.S., going back to the days when George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp. Nice read.
Marijuana poll: Even if you never used marijuana before, have you considered using it now that it’s legal? Vote in our poll.
Snow in the mountains: No really! We’ve been saying this on and off for days, but 1 to 2 feet of fresh snow is expected in the Cascades by tomorrow morning. Really. OK, forecasts are forecasts, so let’s see if this one pans out.
People can’t seem to get enough of the story on Ken Schram’s departure from KOMO after 35 years. The end of such a long tenure isn’t easy on anyone, but … how soon will we tire of Schrammie jokes?
How about that Gonzaga-Wazzu 71-69 roundball matchup last night: Gonzaga squeaks by Washington State thanks to last-second layup
A nod to ex-Seattle schools superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson, who died of cancer yesterday at just 55.
Stories trending this morning on seattletimes.com:
- KOMO buying out Ken Schram’s contract; last TV commentary is Monday
- Bellevue officers’ acts at game led off-duty cop to prepare to intervene
- Now that pot’s legal in state, will D.C. delegation defend law?
- Mariners, Jason Bay agree to deal; club still in play for Josh Hamilton
- Brandon Browner’s suspension triggers greatest challenge of Pete Carroll era
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