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Employers should map course to navigate leave law

The coming year will usher in a new era in how Washington state companies handle employee leave. Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Act established a statewide insurance program, which will issue payments to workers who need to take time off to...

Early childhood facility planned near Liberty Park

Predevelopment plans on file with the city of Spokane show a new $900,000 early childhood education facility is planned just south of Interstate 90, near Liberty Park....

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Outsourcing with the blind and visually impaired

John Dubay started Strategic Contact Solutions Group Inc. about five years ago, almost by accident. A client with whom Dubay had previously worked reached out to Dubay to see if he’d be able to help with tasks such as performing outreach and customer...

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Ignite Northwest consolidates leadership

Spokane nonprofit life sciences and technology business accelerator Ignite Northwest has consolidated two top executive positions, says Jeff White, who's been the organization's chief financial officer for nearly four years. Effective Oct. 1...

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OB-GYN field attracts more medical students

Some medical educators here say a growing number of medical students are choosing to specialize in women's health, specifically obstetrics and gynecology....

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A first look at the new Spokane Valley high school

Central Valley School District has released a first look at the conceptual design of its planned new $95 million high school, which is slated to be constructed along East Country Vista Drive. ...

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WSU breaks ground on $62M animal disease lab

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, in Pullman, has started construction of a $61.9 million facility that will be occupied by the college’s Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. ...

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Innovation in law with new Gonzaga University law school dean Jacob Rooksby

Jacob Rooksby, new dean of the Gonzaga University School of Law, says he’s looking forward to finding ways to make the school more innovative and to integrate it more fully into the Spokane and Gonzaga communities. Rooksby was hired in June as dean ...

Spokane Community College chapter launches motivation Mondays

The Spokane Community College chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success is launching a weekly Motivational Mondays series that will focus on topics surrounding leadership and will be free and open to the public. Oriana Landt, ...

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Advanced demand for nurse practitioners

Health care educators here say the demand for advanced practice nurses continues to grow, as physician shortages loom and rural residents face declining access to care. Anne Mason is the director of Washington State University’s doctor of nursing...

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