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Avista to install smart lights in U District

Avista Corp., of Spokane, expects to begin installing the first of almost 40 smart streetlights in the city’s University District in January, says Heather Rosentrater, the company’s vice president of energy delivery. Avista is one of six founding par...


WSU’s Hunter reaches out to Spokane businesses

Larry “Chip” Hunter, dean of Washington State University’s Carson College of Business, says the Pullman campus will begin more outreach to Spokane’s business community, hoping to create more learning and employment opportunities for graduate and u...


A new college-prep approach at St. George’s School

On a lawn near St. George’s School, student Alyson Galow works on obedience training with a yellow lab named Limerick. The 6-month-old puppy accompanies her daily at home and school, as part of Galow fulfilling a community service project to raise and ...


Students experience robotic surgery technology

Rockwood Health System earlier this month hosted its second annual science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine event designed to introduce local high school students to robotic surgery. The event, dubbed STEM2, was staged through a partnership ...

Entrepreneur competition changes name, slates event

Organizers of the Northwest Entrepreneur Competition have set next April 13 as the date for the annual competition that now has been running for 15 years. Sponsors and organizers also changed the name of the event, previously known as the Inland Northwes...


Raising financial literacy

Junior Achievement will partner with Spokane Public Schools for the second year in presenting middle school students with a day of hands-on experience with financial challenges they’ll likely face as adults. This school year, Junior Achievement Finance...


North Pines Middle School project to start next spring

Central Valley School District plans to build a new North Pines Middle School just west of the current structure. The $27.6 million, 84,600-square-foot structure is scheduled to be completed in mid-summer of 2018. ALSC Architects PS, of Spokane, is the a...


Monitoring students on the move

Coeur d’Alene-based Kootenai Health is joining Spokane-based Providence Health Care in providing area fifth graders a program that emphasizes the importance of physical activity. In its inaugural year in the program, Kootenai Health is distributing 1,5...


UW physician assistant program targets rising need

Physician assistants are playing a more vital role in health care communities across the U.S. In Spokane, many of these physician assistants are graduates of the University of Washington’s MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program here. Currently ...

WSU medical college earns preliminary accreditation

Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine said it received preliminary accreditation earlier today from the Liaison Committee of Medical Education, which is the accrediting agency for MD-granting medical schools. The school des...

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