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North Idaho College plans $15 million tech-education facility

North Idaho College has selected Coeur d’Alene-based design firm Architects West Inc. to lead the design team for a planned $15 million Career Technical Education Facility that will nearly double the school’s enrollment capacity in seven programs, say...

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Guide to help employers get workers back on the job

A Washington State University Spokane nursing professor has published a guide to help employers and employees with job-related injuries get back to work, using a $138,000 grant from the state’s Safety & Health Investment Projects (SHIP) Grant Program....

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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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