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Smartphones increase exposure of company information

The recent technology boom has given rise to a world where people check their smartphones an average of 150 times per day, and much of that activity happens within mobile and social apps that are connected to sensitive information. The younger workforce...

UW set to expand CoMotion to Spokane

CoMotion, a business development arm of the University of Washington, has confirmed plans to expand to Spokane. The mission of the new operation, which is to be called CoMotion Labs @ Spokane, will be “to contribute to the growth of the innovation comm...


Spokane’s University District seeks new leader

Just as the city of Spokane has awarded a contract to begin construction of the long-envisioned University District Gateway Bridge, district representatives are looking to replace the person in charge of guiding and promoting U District development. Mark...


Central Valley School District plans $129.9 million bond measure

The Central Valley School District has begun planning for three new projects in 2018, one of which is the long-awaited construction of a third high school. Marla Nunberg Genther, director of communications for the district, says the school board voted ...


Funding education tops legislative priority list

With the deadline approaching in the upcoming biennium for the Legislature to meet basic education funding requirements, local groups will look to lawmakers to focus on following through with earlier funding commitments. Due to the state Supreme Court’...


UW business development arm looks to expand to Spokane

The CEO of a Spokane-based incubator for fledgling tech companies says CoMotion, a business development department arm of the University of Washington in Seattle, is exploring the possibility of expanding its startup efforts here. Donna O’Neill, the ma...


SFCC plans $18 million athletic facilities upgrade

Community Colleges of Spokane plans to start construction next spring on a major renovation and expansion project at its main gym and adjacent athletic facilities on the Spokane Falls Community College campus, in northwest Spokane. As of last week, the c...


Gonzaga Prep plans $6 million athletic complex upgrade

Gonzaga Preparatory School has launched the public phase of a fundraising campaign for a $6 million athletic facilities improvement project and has started the planning process with the city of Spokane to construct the major components of the project. P...


Spokane Area Retired Educators Association fights dip in membership

Despite a declining membership, the Spokane Area Retired Educators Association continues to work toward its mission of supporting both its members and education efforts throughout the area. The association’s president, Karen Mahan, says that although...


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...

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