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Climate-conscious consumption, investment urged

When a private wealth planner and a climate scientist converse, you might think the conversation between the two women would devolve into a debate about money versus nature. With us—Sarah Carlson and Jackie Francis—that isn’t the case. ...

Sentiments of hope, worry are ever present in stock market

Worry is real. So are reasons to be hopeful. One of the hardest parts about dealing with worry is that there are usually good reasons to worry. Even in “good times” there are issues or potential issues, and the inevitably of struggle in some area of ...

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Cd’A makerspace boasts new director, mobile lab

Coeur d’Alene nonprofit makerspace Gizmo-cda Inc. has a new mobile makerspace, as well as a new executive director to lead the organization. On the Coeur d’Alene campus of North Idaho College, Gizmo’s 11,000-square-foot space in the Hedlund ...

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INW colleges focus on cybersecurity education

For every three cybersecurity professionals working in the Spokane and Spokane Valley metro area, there is one additional job opening, according to CyberSeek, a U.S.-based platform providing insight into the national and local cybersecurity job markets. ...

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SCC aviation school trains new age of aircraft technicians

As a generation of aviation maintenance professionals retires, demand for new employees with those skill sets has surged, says Andy Dodson, chair of Spokane Community College’s aviation department and full-time faculty member....

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Idaho Forest Group apprenticeships help to expand skilled workforce

Millwrights, industrial electricians, and heavy-duty mechanics are in high demand at Idaho Forest Group’s sawmills right now, says Marie Price, the lumber company’s director of training and development....

Professional development opportunities are available

The past 19 months have had most of us spending our professional energy focused on stability and not necessarily growth. Given this particular focus, it is possible that professional growth and development for us as individuals, and perhaps ...

Business education in Spokane creates future leaders

Access to a robust business education is vital to the development of our future business leaders, as well as keeping Spokane’s economy vibrant. Part and parcel to accomplishing this is attracting both key talent as well as new businesses....

Employers can take steps to rebuild workforce

As U.S. economic growth continues, industries from transportation, dining, housing, and manufacturing are adapting quickly to scale their operations up to pre-pandemic levels. But labor shortages driven by the pandemic are a fast-growing challenge ...

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Making history at the Riverfalls Tower

Two properties in Spokane’s Riverside District, on the west edge of downtown, have been approved for inclusion on the Spokane Register of Historic Places, says Logan Camporeale, historic preservation specialist for the Spokane City-County Historic ...

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