Immigrant finds a home providing homes for elderly

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC FERNDALE, Wash. – As an immigrant from Ethiopia, Bizu Getachew depended on housekeeping and caregiving work “for survival” when she moved to Seattle in 1996. But while employed at an adult family home, she realized she enjoyed the work and was good at it.

Health, art, war engaged via Cougar Conversations

You can learn a lot before Washington State University’s home football games Oct. 8 and Oct. 15 by taking part in Cougar Conversations. The conversations are free one-hour lectures on a variety of topics presented by WSU faculty members. Registration is not required. Sessions include: Oct. 8• Art for Everyone: Roy Lichtenstein and Pop Art, […]

Students begin construction on solar home project

A group of Washington State University engineering and architecture students are beginning construction on a solar home that will become part of the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition in Washington, D.C., this October. A groundbreaking ceremony for the project will be held at noon on March 31 in the Thermal Fluids Laboratory on the […]

Record housing market, but affordability risks

Existing single-family home sales in Washington surged 11.4 percent in the closing months of 2004, compared to results from a year earlier. The surge established a new annual record of 169,560 homes sold, reported the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at Washington State University. An improving statewide economy reinforced with mortgage interest rates that […]

Home field advantage; three upcoming games

Cougar players line up like a double image as they stand ready, one at bat and one in the background warming up, during a game this spring. WSU has the following upcoming home games at Bailey-Brayton Field:* 7 p.m. Saturday, May 8, Sacramento State* 2 p.m. Sunday, May 9, Sacramento State11 a.m. Monday, May 10, […]