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July 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Former UW coach Jim Lambright charged with domestic violence

Former University of Washington football coach Jim Lambright has been charged with fourth-degree assault/domestic violence in connection with an incident involving his 23-year-old granddaughter last month, according to Snohomish County court documents. His arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 4 at Evergreen District Court in Monroe. The Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office said that as of Thursday no…


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July 15, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Brush fire breaks out on trail at UW

The Seattle Fire Department made quick work of a brush fire that broke out this afternoon on a trail at the University of Washington. Firefighters responded around 4 p.m. to the fire on a trail at Mary Gates Memorial Drive Northeast and Northeast Clark Road near the Center for Urban Horticulture. The fire did not pose a threat to buildings…


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July 11, 2014 at 2:57 PM

UW tops fundraising record again

An unexpected $56 million gift to the University of Washington’s School of Law from an eccentric philanthropist helped the university top its previous fundraising record by $144 million this year. The UW raised $482,452,318 in the 2013-14 fiscal year, a new all-time high. Private donations are typically earmarked by donors for very specific purposes, such as the money…


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June 27, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Naked Marshawn, and other beasts you might have missed this week

My my, there was a whole lot of inappropriate (or perceived-to-be-inappropriate) behavior around town this week: bears crashing parties, creepy people who aren’t really creepy, and creepy people who truly are. On the more tasteful side of things, there’s Seahawks superstar Marshawn Lynch, who’s planning to bare more to the media than ever before. Read on for…


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June 25, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Jim Lambright, ex-UW coach, arrested in domestic violence case

Former University of Washington football coach Jim Lambright has been arrested for investigation of domestic violence after he allegedly assaulted his granddaughter in Snohomish County, according to court documents. Lambright was arrested at 10:10 p.m. last Wednesday, according to the documents from the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office. He was released on his personal recognizance the next…


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June 20, 2014 at 10:01 PM

UW students take 2nd place in hybrid-car competition

University of Washington students took second place in a national collegiate competition to turn a stock car into a super-efficient hybrid vehicle. The UW competed against 14 other colleges in the EcoCAR 2 challenge, sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy. The three-year-long competition tested the  ability of students to strip down…


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June 19, 2014 at 8:51 PM

UW student charged with making online threats to kill women

A University of Washington student accused of threatening a killing spree online was charged in federal court Thursday with making interstate threats. Keshav Mukund Bhide, 23, is accused of threatening to seriously injure or kill women at the University of Washington and other women, according to court documents. He was arrested Sunday night at his dormitory…


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June 17, 2014 at 9:39 AM

UW student arrested for online threats

The Associated Press A 23-year-old University of Washington student is accused of making online threats to kill women — calling himself the next Elliot Rodger, the man who killed six people then himself near the University of California, Santa Barbara. The FBI and University of Washington police began investigating the student after a June 9 post about…


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June 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Police seek man caught masturbating at UW food court

Police are looking for a man who was caught masturbating in front of a woman in a food court at the University of Washington. The victim told UW police she was seated in a booth at the food court in the Husky Union Building around 4:20 p.m. Friday when she saw the man masturbating while standing near her…


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June 12, 2014 at 4:31 PM

UW working to eliminate tuition subsidy for athletics department

University of Washington administrators say they’re working to eliminate a tuition waiver that has the effect of giving $3 million in tuition revenues to the university’s athletic department, even though the department makes a profit on ticket sales and broadcast contracts. Under state law, each of the state’s four-year schools helps cover tuition costs for female student-athletes…


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