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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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Avista makes investment in educating prospective entrepreneurs

Steven Walton, a Dishman Hills High School senior in Spokane Valley, wants to build a business to provide fresh, home-cooked, healthy meals delivered right to your door. Seiji Furukawa, a sophomore at Spokane Valley Tech, dreams of creating a center whe...

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$15 million health clinic envisioned in Spokane’s U-District

A community consortium that includes some of Spokane’s largest players in the health care field are planning a $15 million primary-care clinic in Spokane’s University District that would serve as a training ground for new physicians and other emerging...

SNAP Financial Access opens Women’s Business Center

SNAP Financial Access has launched a Women’s Business Center here that’s intended to be a resource for female business owners or women who want to start a business, says Laurie Roth, manager of the center. The center opened earlier this month in the...

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories to improve power grid at Stanford University

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc., the Pullman-based producer of energy protection equipment and systems, is working on a power-grid upgrade for Stanford University campus in the heart of Silicon Valley, says Eddie Schweitzer, SEL business developm...

Meridian Construction wins contract to construct gym at Salk Middle School

Spokane Public Schools has accepted a $6.1 million bid from Meridian Construction Inc., of Spokane Valley, to build a gymnasium at Salk Middle School, on Spokane’s North Side, says Greg Brown, the district’s director of capital projects. The total pro...

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Helping children with autism find their voice

Washington State University Spokane has partnered with Northwest Autism Center, of Spokane, to launch an interdisciplinary program for speech and hearing sciences graduate students to gain hands-on experience while helping children with autism spectrum di...

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Washington state’s first charter school targets fall 2015 opening

Organizers of Spokane-based PRIDE Prep School of Technology and Science, the first charter school approved in Washington state, are laying the groundwork now to open in the fall of 2015. Led by former Spokane public school teacher and administrator Bre...

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