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Weathercatch: Black ice mystery — how it formed when roads looked dry last week

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

Weathercatch Photo LogoFor a few days last week — before Friday’s short but intense snowfall — patches of black ice were reported in the Inland Northwest. » More …

Restoring WSU’s fiscal health focus of website

wsu entrance and logoPULLMAN, Wash. – A new university website, titled Fiscal Health, has been created to keep the Washington State University community informed and involved in the systemwide initiative to restore WSU’s fiscal health. » More …

Jan. 8: ‘Cultivating Success’ course growing small farms

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

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EVERETT, Wash. – A 12-week course, “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning,” begins Jan. 8 and will be offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays, in Stanwood and Renton, via simulcasting.

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Four finalists named for CAHNRS dean position

By Todd Mordhorst, Provosts Office

PULLMAN, Wash. – Four final candidates for the dean of Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences were announced Nov. 15 by Provost Dan Bernardo and the search advisory committee. » More …

Brooks named SBDC advisor for Skagit, Island, San Juan counties

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Cynthia Ann Brooks has joined the Washington Small Business Development Center in Skagit County where she provides no-cost, confidential advising to entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to start, grow or transition a business.

Businesses today operate in a rapidly changing world, Brooks said, and successful businesses are those that can both adapt to changing conditions and pivot to new opportunities. “Business as usual is what we do without thinking about it,” Brooks said. As an SBDC advisor, “we are in a position to help people think things through in a different way.”

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Organic agriculture major expands to Western Washington

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

WSU Everett buildingEVERETT, Wash. – Western Washington residents now have the option to earn a Washington State University degree in organic agriculture in their own back yard. » More …

Puyallup entrepreneur transforms unemployment into sweet cheesecake success

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

PUYALLUP, Wash. – When Danelle Hillman found herself unemployed with a young daughter to support and another mortgage payment due, she cried for a week, then put her faith in God and a 20-year-old cheesecake recipe. » More …

Nov. 1-30: WSU benefits open enrollment begins today — consider your options

Multi Ethnic People Holding The Word BenefitsPULLMAN, Wash. – The annual universitywide benefits open enrollment period begins today, Nov. 1, and runs through Nov.30 for employees enrolled on Public Employee Benefits. » More …