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K&H at home with HUD-subsidized senior market

Spokane-based Kiemle & Hagood Co. oversees 10 senior apartment complexes in the Spokane area with a total of more than 800 residential units, with more to come on line this year, says Lorraine Brooks, the company's multifamily-housing & Hagood, a a...

Competing against co-workers for cash incentives

Do cash rewards for healthier habits work? Maybe, says a new study, if you add on one more condition—peer pressure.A growing number of companies are offering employees an opportunity to boost earning power at work via cash incentives to the...

Students mix career courses, traditional academic tracks

In the past three decades, U.S. students have begun blurring the lines between traditional academic studies and technical-education courses, says a new report by researchers at RTI International and MPR Associates Inc.The researchers found that...

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Meadowbrook helps clients tackle learning obstacles

Spokane-based Meadowbrook Educational Services Inc., which provides learning assessments and educational support to children and adults, has had recent successes in helping clients who struggle taking job-required tests, though they show at work to...

Citizenship, history education need strong emphasis

Confucius in ancient China and Plato in ancient Greece taught the importance of citizenship, rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and citizen participation in the affairs of society. When the United States declared independence from England...

State recoups its overpaid benefits

The federal tax filing season is turning into debt-repayment season for Washington residents who owe money to the Washington state Employment Security Department.The department has received its first disbursements from the Internal Revenue under...

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Gonzaga University students rev up resumes with Honda marketing competition

A team of 16 Gonzaga University seniors accepted for enrollment in a Marketing 490 class is competing against 19 other college teams nationwide in what's called the Honda Civic Marketing Challenge.The class has been using a $3,000 Honda-funded a...

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Washington Business Week program aims to spark student interest

For Washington Business Week and its backers, the key for continued growth of its business and economics programs lies in increasing the number of participating teenagers from Eastern Washington, where it has been lacking over the years, says Hyer....

Post-Katrina New Orleans shows strong visitor gains

New Orleans' tourism industry welcomed 9.01 million visitors in 2012, record numbers not seen by the city in nearly 10 years, and those visitors spent a record $6 billion, a recently released study shows.Total visitor numbers increased by 3 or a...

Traveler spending, hoteliers' profitability expected to rise

Forty-two percent of U.S. travelers who participated in a recent survey said they are planning to increase travel spending this year, and 79 percent of U.S. hoteliers said they are optimistic about increased profits this year.TripAdvisor, which...

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