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Solar Roadways hopes to light pathway to production

Sandpoint, Idaho-based Solar Roadways Inc. is one step closer to its vision of creating solar-powered road panels capable of providing clean energy. ...

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Multimillion-dollar Black Tank cleanup moves ahead

A BNSF Railway Co.-owned site in the Hillyard area known to have oil contaminants deep in the soil is undergoing a multimillion-dollar cleanup operation to protect drinking water, without slowing down the North Spokane Corridor freeway project. ...

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Growing number of leadership groups help women support one another

Several women’s leadership and business networking groups have sprung up in the Spokane area as more women seek positions of influence within their businesses or as they establish new businesses. ...

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Emerging groups aim to inspire women to break barriers in STEM fields

Two Spokane-area women are working to teach young women about the value of empowering themselves and other women to be their best selves and break through industry barriers. ...

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Women shape tribal enterprises in the INW

Women in leadership roles in two Spokane-area Native American economic development organizations say their tribes are recognizing the benefit of diverse voices, and they anticipate more women will be filling executive positions soon. ...

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Interest in Gonzaga’s Women Lead initiative grows

The women came from as far away as Virginia and from as close as Spokane’s South Hill. They gathered for one purpose – to learn how to identify personal behaviors that hold them back from advancing in the workplace. ...

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Growing volunteerism with Spokane Gives

The Spokane Gives initiative, a program that Mayor David Condon says started as a friendly challenge to become a more compassionate city, continues to grow as it nears its fifth year of operations as a city-wide effort to improve volunteerism...

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Spokane Guilds’ School rebrands with Joya name

Clunky, outdated, and misleading are three words capital campaign manager Teresa Conway uses to describe the Spokane Guilds’ School & Neuromuscular Center name, on top of being a mouthful, which recently led the nonprofit to rebrand...

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Hutton Settlement sustains founder’s mission

When Idaho mining mogul Levi Hutton established the Hutton Settlement in Spokane Valley 100 years ago, he set up a business model that he hoped would sustain the home for orphaned children for at least 250 years. ...

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Growing Project Beauty Share collects cosmetics for a cause

Since its inception in 2010, Spokane nonprofit Project Beauty Share has grown exponentially, founder and executive director Julie Farley says. ...

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