YAHOO! News – Thanks to new research conducted at Washington State University, the noxious weed is now being looked at as a potential boon to the wheat industry. In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, WSU researchers say they’ve discovered the gene that makes it difficult to beneficially cross wheat with related wild grasses.

The Seattle Times – Washington State University said it would need to raise undergraduate, in-state tuition by 17 percent, or eliminate programs and services for 4,000 students.