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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

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Five reasons why you should watch the 2022 World Cup

November 22, 2022

An Arab/Muslim country is hosting the World Cup Despite all the controversy surrounding the hosts Qatar and their treatment of migrant workers and claims of corruption in the world cup bidding proccess,...

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Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of the 2010’s

November 16, 2022

I wanted to start off by saying I feel terrible about leaving out so many good albums.  Only 10 can make the list, so honorable mentions are listed after. Now on to the official Top 10 list: 1999...

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Pear Street Books & Gifts.

Ellensburg downtown association awards six local businesses with grant

November 16, 2022

The Ellensburg Downtown Association (EDA) announced the winners of this year's second bi-annual business awards program. The EDA awarded six downtown businesses a grant of $1,000 to help make improvements...

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Scammers impersonate local deputies

November 9, 2022

Residents of Kittitas County have been experiencing scam calls impersonating Deputy Sheriff Scott Hoffman. According to Kittitas County Sheriff's Office Inspector Chris Whitsett, the calls impersonating...

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Kim Schrier (left) and Matt Larkin (right) take to the stage for the Congressional Debate. Photo by Brevin Ross.

Schrier and Larkin battle it out for House seat at Congressional Debate

October 31, 2022

Incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Kim Schrier and her Republican challenger Matt Larkin faced off during their congressional debate on Oct. 28 at McConnell Hall. The debate marks the last time the two...

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Multiple CWU campus buildings faced power outages

Multiple CWU campus buildings faced power outages

October 26, 2022

Residents of Dugmore Hall were left without power late at night on Oct. 18.  “When I went to go up stairs in the elevator I hit four for the fourth floor and everything started flickering,” Dugmore...

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Planned flood reduction project planning underway for Ellensburg

October 25, 2022

The Middle Reach Reecer Creek flood reduction project began the last phase of construction on Oct. 17. The project’s aim is to reduce the impacts of flooding on the Reecer and Currier creeks and the...

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City of Ellensburg hoping to combat rising rent prices and housing shortage

City of Ellensburg hoping to combat rising rent prices and housing shortage

October 12, 2022

The City of Ellensburg is currently facing an ongoing housing crisis according toCommunity Development Director Jamey Ayling. The city has enacted a housing action plan aimed to combat the shortage. This...

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Community members run during the 5k Run for the Brave.

[Photo] Run for the Brave 5k fundraises for veterans

October 5, 2022

Community members run during the 5k Run for the Brave.

Counterfeit blue percocet pills like these often contain or are laced with fentanyl and are at the center of this epidemic (Posted by Ellensburg Police Department Facebook page)

Local first responders and police work to combat fentanyl overdoses

November 11, 2021

Four to six minutes. That's all the time EMS teams have to try to prevent permanent brain damage in a person who is overdosing on fentanyl and has stopped breathing, according to Rich Elliot, deputy chief...

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