Community & Economic Development

WSU/UW Ruckleshaus Center connects coastal communities to build resilience to tsunamis, rising seas

Waves roll on the central Oregon coast during a storm. Project leaders at the William D. Ruckleshaus Center will help Pacific Northwest coastal communities share knowledge to survive tsunamis, rising sea levels, floods, and other…

Oregon coast waves in storm

Conversations about water, agriculture lead to WSU’s Eggert Organic Farm

Mike Gaffney, Extension Assistant Director, smilles with Oregon State Sen. Bill Hansell during a Council of State Governments West Legislative Council on River Governance visit to Eggert Farm. WSU Extension hosted the Council of State…

Gaffney and Hansell.

Champion of rural Washington broadband access retires

Monica Babine, who worked more than 20 years to connect citizens and policymakers and make rural broadband a reality, retires today. Throughout her career, Babine, senior associate and leader of WSU’s Program for Digital Initiatives, spent years demonstrating the value of broadband internet and importance of digital access for all communities in Washington. Then came […]

A broadband tower is pictured against a yellow sunset sky.

Statewide project underway to assess public perception of the Washington State Patrol

If you live in Washington and have been in contact with a member of the Washington State Patrol (WSP) in the last two years, you might be invited to participate in a survey designed to better understand interactions between state troopers and the public. Washington State University’s Division of Governmental Studies and Services (DGSS) is […]

A Washington State Patrol trooper in uniform takes a license from a man in a white sedan.

21 CAHNRS faculty members advance through 2021 tenure, promotion

21 faculty members advance careers in research, outreach, and education in 2021.