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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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University of Alabama professor speaks on religion and science

University of Alabama professor speaks on religion and science

R. Troy Peterson, Staff Reporter
October 31, 2014

On Oct. 29, Dr. Phil Bishop of the University of Alabama gave a talk entitled “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Evidence of God in Human Physiology.” The event, originally scheduled to last an hour,...

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Voters consider gun initiatives

Colt Sweetland, News Editor
October 31, 2014

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Washington voters will vote on initiative I-594, which would expand background checks on the sale of guns to anyone in the state, and initiative I-591, which would prevent such expansion. Residents...

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Online paying fees increase

R. Troy Peterson, Staff Reporter
October 30, 2014

This year, Central’s online convenience fee for credit cards went from $3 to 2.75 percent. While the fee was determined by a third party company‒Higher One‒the reaction of students has ranged greatly. Adrian...

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Ebola: symptoms, stats, safety

Ebola: symptoms, stats, safety

R. Troy Peterson, Staff Reporter
October 25, 2014

The 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic has been reported in seven countries since its outbreak. The virus has reportedly infected 8,399 individuals and killed more than 4,500, according to a recent...

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Open mic discussion on marijuana provides citizens with opportunity to voice opinions

Chace Davy, Assistant News Editor
October 24, 2014

The Kittitas County Commissioner elections are coming soon and candidates Obie O'Brien and Steve Verhey are trying their best to win over the last few voters that may be undecided. Verhey held an informal...

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No late night bus

Cooper Wortley, Staff Reporter
October 24, 2014

A few years ago, Central ran a late night transit bus downtown to pick students up from the bars. This was done to discourage drunk driving, as well as to protect homeowners from any destructive people...

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The financial truth of partying

Rashay Reading, Staff Reporter
October 23, 2014

It is difficult to walk near the Central campus on a weekend and not hear the sounds of students throwing parties. And although two-thirds of Central students choose to take part in festivities, it...

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Ferguson addressed in Ellensburg meeting

Ferguson addressed in Ellensburg meeting

Haley Curl, Staff Reporter
October 23, 2014

In light of the events in Ferguson, Mo., residents of Ellensburg convened during a town hall meeting, discussing everything from racism to police-community relationships. “Racism is the belief that...

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Veterans unable to use benefits for professional pilot degree

Julia Martinez, Online Editor
October 22, 2014

For the time being, veterans utilizing their GI Bill will not be able to use their benefits toward Central’s professional pilot degree. Central plans to appeal through the Department of Veterans Affairs...

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Nobody was hurt when a car crashed into Woods Hardware store on Pearl Street in downtown Ellensburg earlier this evening.

Car crashes into Woods Hardware, no injuries reported

Colt Sweetland, News Editor
October 21, 2014

On Tuesday, Oct. 21 at approximately 5:10 p.m., a car crashed through the window of Woods Hardware in Ellensburg. The accident was located at 3rd and Pearl St. According to Ellensburg Police Detective...

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Central cuts five academic programs in final phase, continues four others

Central cuts five academic programs in final phase, continues four others

Julia Martinez, Online Editor
October 18, 2014

Central’s recently dissolved Academic Program Task Force (APTF) eliminated five programs earlier this week in its final phase, allowing four others to continue for the time being in an effort to reduce...

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SAFETY FIRST - CAT members Maure and Weenik accompany a student at night.

Safety in numbers, CAT provides campus security

Haley Curl, Staff Reporter
October 18, 2014

Every night, starting at 7 p.m., students and faculty can call (509)963-2950, and arrange for one of the Courtesy Assistance Team (CAT) members to meet and escort them to wherever they need to go on campus. CAT...

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