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Collaboration ignites educational initiative here

A group of educational, business, and nonprofit partners—brought together through an innovative civic model—will collaborate with Spokane Public Schools to expand efforts to help at-risk middle school students in northeast Spokane. The goal is to inc...

State L&I’s ‘Stay at Work’ program hits milestone

A state effort to help bring injured workers back to work as quickly as medically possible is making a real difference, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries claims. Last month, the program known as “Stay at Work” marked a milestone, ...

GU computer science students develop text-reply app

Recognizing that many people nowadays expect an immediate response to text messages, Gonzaga University seniors Collin Walker and Tyler Doster have developed a new app called Text Secretary that automatically replies to text messages. ...

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WSU Spokane’s wish list has $52 million price tag

Washington State University Spokane likely will seek $51.9 million in state funding during the next six years for capital purchases and projects envisioned under its next 10-year master plan, which is still in the draft stage. Looking forward through the...

Spokane Public Schools to consider three charter school proposals

Three separate and vastly different organizations met the June 15 deadline to file notices of intent with Spokane Public Schools to open charter schools in Spokane for the 2015-2016 school year, including iLEAD, an organization whose charter was rejected ...

EWU names new president

Eastern Washington University announced this afternoon it has hired Mary Cullinan as its new president, effective Aug. 1. Cullinan has served as president of Southern Oregon University, in Ashland, Ore., since 2006 and has 34 years of higher education ...

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GU initiative could boost off-campus business ties

Using some seed money donated by Intermountain Community Bank, Gonzaga University says its School of Business Administration plans to launch a for-credit class this fall that will have students leaving campus to work closely with Spokane-area businesses a...

WSU researcher here targets drowsy drivers

Hans Van Dongen, a researcher at Washington State University Spokane, has received a patent for technology that is designed to detect when drivers are about to go to sleep behind the wheel and thus to help catch fatigue much earlier than video-based syste...

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WSU students recognized for hydrogen-fuel station

A group of Washington State University students has designed a plan for an innovative and economical fueling station that it believes could help make environmentally friendly, hydrogen-powered cars a viable option for future transportation. The idea took...

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Firms here using European travel to promote design fields

The Spokane office of Seattle-based engineering firm DCI Engineers and Spokane architectural design concern Hurtado|Hissong Design Group LLC have teamed up to develop a scholarship that enables the recipient to travel Europe and blog about engineering and...

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