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Indian eatery rises from ashes with local, business support

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

tasteofindia-sign-webMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – As Puja and Kummar Sharma watched firefighters battle the blaze destroying their seven-month-old restaurant, they thought it was a sign: Maybe they weren’t meant to own their own restaurant. But their community wasn’t ready to let the only Indian restaurant in Skagit County disappear. » More …

Floyd College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditation

wsu-elson-s-floyd-col-of-med-logo_300pSPOKANE, Wash. – The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University today received preliminary accreditation – a major milestone that keeps the college on track to enroll its inaugural class of students in August 2017. » More …

Healthy food nearby eases urge to seek poorer choices

By Corrie Wilder, Murrow College of Communication

Rachel-Bailey-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University research has found that the biological motivation to forage for food has implications for healthy eating interventions. » More …

$25M grant to improve student success in higher education

GEAR UP staff work with Tri-Cities area high school students.

By Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities recently received a $25 million seven-year GEAR UP grant to prepare students in low-income schools to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. » More …

WSU portable smartphone laboratory detects cancer

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

spectometer-device-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphone that can analyze several samples at once to catch a cancer biomarker, producing lab quality results. » More …

Stink bugs invade more counties, homes in Washington

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Stink-bug-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A recent upsurge of dirty, rotten, no-good brown marmorated stink bugs in the Pacific Northwest has researchers scrambling to keep the insect’s numbers from exploding. » More …

WSU police seize unlicensed Coug gear outside game

By Robert Strenge, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University police, working at the request of the WSU Trademark Licensing Office, executed a search warrant and seized over 700 T-shirts and sweatshirts before the WSU vs. UCLA football game Saturday evening. » More …

Grant to help parents guide their college students

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

laura-hillPULLMAN, Wash. – Parenting doesn’t end when children head off to college, though there’s not much advice for what parents should do. With a five-year, nearly $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at Washington State University will look at how parents can best support their college-age offspring. » More …