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Production and Manufacturing Academy returns

Though COVID-19 derailed the second Production & Manufacturing Academy class in 2020, it didn’t dampen the spirits of a group of high school juniors and seniors who just graduated in the 2021 class....

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Hazzard Fab Worx races to keep up with demand

Luke Shuman, owner of Spokane-based Hazzard Fab Worx LLC, says demand is at an all-time high for his shop’s custom offroading and four-wheel drive products and services, but parts availability remains unpredictable. ...

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Decolonizing nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations are beginning to look inward when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion, some observers here say. Tara Ramos, owner of Spokane-based Redfox Consulting and a member of the Iñupiat Alaskan Native group, says demand for her ...

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Communities in Schools serves through COVID-19

Once housed in 400 square feet of diminutive office space in downtown Spokane, the nonprofit Communities in Schools of Spokane County in early 2020 moved to three times that amount of space in the Tapio Office Center. It hasn’t even been 18 months ...

Retirement expectations, reality often don’t align

Will your retirement dreams match your reality? That’s perhaps the most critical question to ask people who are currently retired. Is your retirement what you expected, or is it something else? For more than 30 years, the Employee Benefit Research Ins...

Foundation here back to granting travel wishes

March 2020 is a month that many will never forget. It was in March of 2020 that the World Health Organization declared that we were facing a pandemic outbreak called COVID-19. There were mask mandates, quarantines, and an immediate and radical change to...

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Engineering Idaho: David Evans & Associates consults on major traffic changes

Established in Portland, Oregon in 1976, the transportation civil engineering consulting company David Evans & Associates Inc. has secured a solid presence in the Inland Northwest....

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Spokane architect Bob Wills reflects on his 50-year career

Bob Wills is retiring after 30 years alongside firm co-founder Gary Bernardo at the helm of Spokane-based architecture firm Bernardo|Wills Architects PC. Bernardo says planning for the departure of his partner has long been in progress....

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Moses Lake school design promotes project-based learning

Moses Lake, like many central Washington cities, has been growing for decades. The region has been attractive to both the technology and manufacturing industries....

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Johnston Engineering builds on strong 2020

Johnston Engineering PLLC saw its strongest year-over-year growth last year and is on track to meet or exceed that level this year, says owner Andy Johnston....

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