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Spokane-area school bond measures could top $480 million

A number of Spokane-area school districts are looking to put bond measures before voters early next year that propose construction projects valued collectively at more than $480 million. The largest of those would be a bond measure recently aired by the ...

WSU’s University District Health Clinic gets green light

The Washington State University Board of Regents has approved the sale of up to $16.25 million in revenue bonds, to be used for the design and construction of its planned University District Health Clinic, east of downtown Spokane. The two-story, 42,000...

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When older adults go back to school

Dr. Erik Strandness studied and practiced neonatal intensive-care medicine in Spokane for 25 years before retiring at the age of 51, in 2009, to pursue a graduate degree in theology at Whitworth University. After graduating in 2011, he took a position w...

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Washington Alliance of Teaching Physicians plugs creation of medical school in Spokane

The Washington Alliance of Teaching Physicians is stepping up its efforts to support a fully accredited medical school in Spokane, say Spokane physicians Jeremy Graham and Henry Mroch, spokesmen for the ad hoc group. Representatives of ATP, which is made...

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Acumen, agility in education

The new school year might be starting to shift into high gear now, but Community Colleges of Spokane Chancellor Christine Johnson speeds around the Spokane business community year-round. Johnson stays heavily involved in business and civic groups while ...

Spokane Public Schools upgrades security at many facilities

Spokane Public Schools has installed new, single-point-of-entry security doors at main entrances of nine schools and has retrofitted locks on hundreds of classroom doors, enabling teachers to lock doors from inside the classroom. The district has spent ...

Central Valley School District buys former Yoke’s building

The Central Valley School District has bought the former Yoke’s supermarket site at 16 N. Progress Road for $2.4 million and plans to use the building as the cornerstone for a major capital facilities bond measure likely to go before voters in February,...

Spokane Turbine Center secures lease rights at Felts Field

Spokane Turbine Center, a Spokane -based nonprofit that provides operational and mechanical training for missionary pilots of turbine-engine planes, has been granted right of first refusal for two parcels of land on the west end of Felts Field for a possi...

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Avista-led effort works to entice engineers

Spokane-based power company Avista Corp. has ramped up its student and post-graduation engineering development programs in the last few years, enabling students and graduates to experience working in different engineering departments within the company be...

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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...

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