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Ellensburg Police Department now using body camera technology

David Snyder, News Director/Staff Reporter
May 6, 2021

The next time you are involved in a traffic stop with an Ellensburg police officer, your interaction will be recorded on video.  The EPD acquired 42 body cameras, along with eight new in-car camera...

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Dane Santos: Into the storm

Rey Green, Reporter
March 11, 2021

Dane Santos was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma disease, a strong cancer. He completed the first batch of chemotherapy and that cancer returned, but Dane has proven he is stronger and can overcome...

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Lenny the lizard

Tamara Sevao, News Director/Staff Reporter
March 4, 2021

Lenny the lizard wears many hats, but mainly a chef one. Tamara Sevao spoke with Lenny and owner Valerie Musser about their unique journey to culinary stardom.

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Flood in Barge Hall causes significant damage

Mitchell Roland, Staff Reporter
March 3, 2021

 Early estimates show that a recent flood inside Barge Hall caused $500,000 in damage, though the total cost could be much higher. The flooding, which occurred around 1 a.m. on Feb. 13, resulted from...

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Parade of Nations

Laynie Erickson, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021

This year’s Parade of Nations was a virtual event that gave International and domestic students a chance  to share their culture and celebrate their identity. Laynie Erickson talked to students with...

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Kittitas County works together to vaccinate the latest vaccination phase

Laynie Erickson, Reporter
February 28, 2021

Kara Moser knows what it’s like to have COVID. She struggled with the virus last year and she didn’t hesitate when asked if she is planning on receiving the vaccine. “Yes. Absolutely, of course....

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Lambda Pi Eta commencement

Rey Green, Reporter
February 27, 2021

Earlier this year CWU announced that graduation will be virtual for the second year in a row. This sparked the idea of a smaller commencement ceremony. Associate professor, Dr. Joshua Nelson-Ichido,...

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Demolition of old Kittitas High School

Peighton Bortle, Staff Reporter
February 20, 2021 A pile of bricks and rubble marks where the old Kittitas High School building used to stand.  Many locals took the time to drive by and see it before it was gone. Others...

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The mathematics of finding love

Rey Green, Staff Reporter
February 20, 2021

For some, the Covid-19 pandemic adds difficulty to dating and getting to know someone.  Common ways to spend a date night, like going to the movies or dining out, aren't options.    Payton Glasser,...

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Snowy Summit

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
February 19, 2021

For some CWU students, it takes a dangerous drive in snowy conditions to get to their part-time job. Samantha Cabeza spoke to workers at The Summit at Snoqualmie ski resort about how they balance a...

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Basketball game postponed

February 18, 2021

CWU Men’s Basketball was scheduled to play a scrimmage against Northwest Nazarene University last Saturday before the teams began their official seasons against each other Sunday. But after a positive...

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Avalanche kills off-duty state patrolman

Tamara Sevao, News Director/Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021

Steve Houle, a Washington State trooper, was killed in an avalanche on Monday, February 8th. Houle was snowmobiling recreationally in Cle Elum near the French Cabin Creek area when the snow crumbled underneath...

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