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Construction should invest more in people

It took mere months for the Great Recession to claim millions of American jobs. Now, as employers scramble to rebuild the workforce, they’re facing a dilemma: The labor pool is shrinking, and it could be decades before it comes back. Across the nation,...


Jerry Post finds right equation with Mathnasium

Deer Park’s Robert Crawford brings his son, Shane, three times a week to Spokane’s South Hill to get him math assistance at Mathnasium of Spokane South, a math tutoring service for students ages K-12. “It’s a personalized environment. Students ...


Nursing to be most in-demand profession in Spokane, forecast says

An annual occupational forecast from the Washington state Employment Security Department suggests that registered nurse will be the most in-demand occupation in Spokane County for jobs that requires at least a bachelor’s degree, says D. Patrick Jones, w...


Legal technician profession gains interest

Some Washington state attorneys and educators say their five-year effort to create a new type of legal professional known as a limited license legal technician is beginning to pay off, with some of the program's first graduates opening their own practices...


Work on Catalyst building to start next fall

Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall on the Catalyst Building, which will house three academic departments for Eastern Washington University beginning in 2020. EWU plans to move its computer science, electrical engineering, and visual communica...


Gonzaga to add to its campus facilities this year

Gonzaga University plans this year to begin building a roughly $48 million building for both its College of Arts and Science and its School of Engineering and Applied Science. Named the Center for Integrated Sciences and Engineering, the 80,000-square-f...


Central Valley School District has $68.8 million in projects underway

Central Valley School District is well underway with construction of three new schools with a total construction cost of $68.8 million. Work on a fourth project, a new $30 million middle school in Liberty Lake, is scheduled to start next month. The lar...


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...

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