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East Valley School District starts $1.2 million in security upgrades

The eight schools of East Valley School District are getting new secured entries, district superintendent Kelly Shea says. The new entries will prevent anyone who isn’t a student or staff member from entering the building without speaking to someone ...

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School design to be sensitive to youth without shelter

NAC Architecture is designing a school that includes a large percentage of students from families experiencing homelessness. At times, the percentage of students living without permanent shelter can reach 25%, and the total transient rate at the school ...

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Donor to match $110K in targeted STEM gifts

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, STEM education has never been a more relevant investment for schools and communities, according to a retired instructor at Rogers High School, in Spokane. The teacher, who wishes to remain anonymous, is challenging the Spokane...

The Journal’s View: More taxes aren’t solution to governments’ woes right now

Employers shouldn’t be asked to shoulder the full burden of revenue shortfalls in state and local governments, especially now. Elected officials need to look inward to determine what cuts can be made to balance budgets. And looking inward includes ...

Guest Commentary: Lights out for Seattle under new payroll tax

Far too few people remember the 1972 Seattle billboard: “Would the last person who leaves Seattle please turn out the lights?” The reference was to the massive job losses at Boeing when the supersonic transport project collapsed and the company, then...

McKinstry affiliate agrees to buy U District land

A McKinstry Co. subsidiary has agreed to acquire land for continued development of Spokane’s University District. Avista Development Inc., the development arm of Spokane-based power company Avista Corp., plans to sell a 1.5-acre parcel along the nort...

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A taxing season for Spokane CPAs

The federal tax filing deadline extension has created additional stress for Spokane accountants. As the new July 15 deadline approaches, many clients have put off filing until the last minute, and some CPAs here say that has created a bottleneck of work ...

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OddJobbers captures attention of VC community

Having seen some of the financial challenges college students face, two recent Gonzaga University graduates have built a business that helps collegians generate income by taking on mundane tasks that homeowners don’t want to mess with themselves. ...

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Share.Farm shares in delivery craze

Now is Share.Farm’s time to shine, Vince Peak says. The founder and CEO of the 2-year-old online farm-to-consumer market says the COVID-19 pandemic has presented as many opportunities for Share.Farm as it has challenges. ...

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NOBO Pets launches here as online leash retailer

Two years ago, when he lived in Denver, running and hiking enthusiast Evan Purcell arrived home from work, threw on his workout gear, leashed his dog Bode, and the two went for an evening run. The near inseparable pair were so eager to see each other...

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