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Three big school projects are in the works in the Mead School District

Ned Wendle, Mead School District’s director of facilities and planning, says the district plans to complete two major projects this year and start construction soon on a third. All three projects are funded through the $69.5 million bond approved by di...

EWU to wrap up PUB renovation by fall

Eastern Washington University has two major projects worth a total of $78.5 million in the works this year on its main campus in Cheney, 17 miles southwest of Spokane. Shawn King, associate vice president of facilities and planning at EWU, says construct...


SCC Old Main project to start this month

Construction is starting up on Spokane Community College’s $20 million expansion and remodeling project that will enlarge and update instructional spaces in the structure known as the Old Main Building, on the south side of the campus in the Chief Garry...


Current Spokane Public Schools projects valued at $55.7 million

Spokane Public Schools has about $55.7 million in construction projects in the works this year. Construction was scheduled to begin in late March on the $20.7 million Linwood Elementary School replacement project at 906 W. Weile, says Greg Forsyth, direc...


T.W. Clark, Ginno pegged for new school projects

Several Spokane-area school and education districts are moving forward with major construction projects, with some multimillion-dollar contracts recently awarded, some about to be awarded, and others out for bid. In the Spokane school district, T.W. Clar...


What’s next: Following the Spokane-area school bonds victories

Following the Feb. 13 voter approval of separate construction bond measures totaling nearly $245 million, the Central Valley School District and the Mead School Mead School district are planning collectively to build four new schools, expand one school, a...


St. Luke’s starts working in high school athletics

Spokane-based St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute has begun providing athletic training services to North Central, Rogers, and Shadle Park high schools. Jan Collins, who manages the athletic trainer program for St. Luke’s, says it’s able to expand ...

New WSU program aims for innovation in senior living

An estimated 75 million baby boomers born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 are winding down their careers and heading into the next phase of their lives. In Washington state alone, there are about 1.6 million people over the age of 60, and nearly 200,00...


Northwest Entrepreneurship Competition increases its reach

Organizers, supporters, and participants in this year’s Northwest Entrepreneur Competition are eager to see who will join the ranks of past winners that have become successful Spokane companies, such as etailz Inc. and Photoboxx. Typically, between 70 ...


EWU commits to envisioned Catalyst Building

Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan said this morning that the university plans to move three academic departments to the $50 million, Avista Development-proposed Catalyst Building, in Spokane’s University District. Construction o...

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