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Immigrant finds a home providing homes for elderly
May 3, 2016

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

WSBDC-LOGOFERNDALE, 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
September 30, 2005

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, Chris Bruce, WSU Museum of Art director. Four hours before kickoff, CUB 212. • Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands, Carol Ivory, Fine Arts chair and professor. Four hours before kickoff, CUB 232. • News, Nations and War, Susan Ross, Murrow School of Communication faculty. Two hours and … » More …

Students begin construction on solar home project
March 29, 2005

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 WSU campus.Sponsored by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Lab, the competition gives students two years to plan and build a 500-800 square-foot house that receives all of its energy needs from the sun.The competition aims to increase public awareness of solar energy and inspire innovative solutions in ecological design. Of 18 teams … » More …

Record housing market, but affordability risks
February 15, 2005

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 remain near 40-year lows convinced many Washingtonians that this was an ideal time to buy a home, said Glenn Crellin, director of WCRER. However, surging sales resulted in higher prices, which translates into some risks to housing affordability in 2005.Fourth-quarter home sales totaled 42,500 units statewide, which is seasonally below … » More …

Home field advantage; three upcoming games
April 23, 2004

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, Sacramento State