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Spokane Public Schools floats $204.9 million project list

Spokane Public Schools has finalized its list of projects to be included in a $145 million bond measure that will go before voters on Feb. 15, along with a $202.5 million maintenance-and-operations levy measure....

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T.W. Clark Construction starts $4.1 million transportation building project

T.W. Clark Construction LLC, of Spokane Valley, started construction in September on a $4.1 million transportation building for the Othello and Royal school districts, in Othello, Wash. ...

UW’s lease of downtown building approved

The Spokane City Council has agreed to lease to the University of Washington the former Spokane Visitor Information Center building, at 201 W. Main downtown. UW plans to use the city-owned, 2,250-square-foot structure for business outreach, alumni acti...

Pride Prep has secured $1.7 million, is nearing goal

Pride Prep, Spokane’s first charter school, has secured $1.7 million of the $2 million it hopes to raise in order to open in fall 2015, says Brenda McDonald, former Spokane Public School administrator and CEO of the new school. With a previously announ...

UW study: Spokane can't support two medical schools

Eastern Washington can’t support two medical schools because of a lack of capacity in clinics and residency programs, says a study released this morning by the University of Washington. The study, which UW commissioned Pittsburgh-based Tripp Umbach t...

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Riverpoint Campus has room for two medical-school programs, Chancellor Brown says

This state, this town, and even the Riverpoint Campus is big enough for two university medical-school programs, contends Lisa Brown, chancellor at Washington State University Spokane. Brown says there’s enough physical space in WSU Spokane’s Biomedic...

Spokane Valley-based online education company grows

Mick Jackson, who started Spokane Valley-based Virtual Education Software inc. on a $1 bet, says the company has signed 14 new colleges, universities, and other educational centers this year, taking its total to 91, and is expecting six more before the en...

Patricia Butterfield to step down as nursing school dean

Patricia Butterfield, dean of Washington State University’s College of Nursing, will leave the dean post and return to a faculty role next April. She currently directs nursing education at WSU’s campuses in Spokane, Vancouver, Tri-Cities, and Yakima...

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Walker Construction starts $12.3 million Pasco job

Walker Construction Inc., of Spokane, says it has started construction of the 45,000-square-foot, $12.3 million Delta High School, a four-year-old STEM-focused high school in northwest Pasco, Wash. STEM refers to the academic areas of science, technology...

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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 ...

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