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Teaching financial literacy should become priority

In my life, I have often commented to myself, “I wish someone would have told me that when I was young.”  There are many things now, at the age of 55, that I wish I had known when I was a young man. In particular, I wish someone would have taught me...

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North Idaho College aerospace curriculum grows to meet demand

As Idaho’s aerospace industry continues to grow, so too do programs like those offered through North Idaho College’s Aerospace Center for Excellence, says aerospace director Patrick O’Halloran. “The future for aerospace jobs in this region looks ...

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Cheney schools ready for overhaul

Jeff McClure has spent 33 years working for the Cheney School District, the last 12 in his current role as the district’s maintenance and operations director. There may be no one affiliated with the district happier than McClure since Cheney district ta...

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Central Valley School District starts work on $19 million new school

Central Valley School District has started construction on its new Riverbend Elementary School, which it’s developing at 17720 E. Mission, in Spokane Valley. Marla Nunberg Genther, director of communications for the district, says the $19 million proje...

WSU halts Jensen-Byrd negotiations

Washington State University has halted ground-lease negotiations with a development company that had planned to redevelop the historic Jensen-Byrd building and surrounding properties on the WSU Spokane campus east of downtown. Stacy Pearson, WSU’s Pu...

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Exiting WSU chancellor mulls next challenge

As Washington State University Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown enters her final months in that position, she says timing and opportunity have intersected to mold her time at the school. “In some ways, I’ve just been in the right place at the right tim...

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SCC plans $20 million in upgrades at Old Main Building

Spokane Community College is planning a $20 million expansion and remodeling project that will enlarge and update some instructional spaces in the Old Main Building on the south side of its campus. The SCC campus is located at 1810 N. Greene, and the Ol...

Pride Prep to double its space soon

Pride Prep, Spokane’s first charter school, has begun remodeling a space that will double its size and accommodate its first high school classes this fall. The organization’s middle school, which opened in 2015, currently occupies a 15,000-square-fo...

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SCC takes it up a degree with first four-year program

Demand for respiratory therapists is growing alongside that discipline’s increased educational requirements, soon to be packaged into Spokane Community College’s first four-year degree program. Starting next fall, SCC will offer its new bachelor of a...

Budding business people star at Northwest Entrepreneur Competition

The annual Northwest Entrepreneurial Competition here netted first-place finishers ranging from a team of Gonzaga University students with their eyes on developing radio frequency technology that can track belongings while you’re traveling, to a group o...

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