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SNAP, utilities partner to keep lights on

Requests for assistance paying utility bills have essentially doubled in Spokane, according to Carol Weltz, director of community action at community service nonprofit Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners. ...

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Social capital drives fund for response to COVID-19

We were lost. Not dangerously lost, but definitely turned around and off-course. During the third day of a 50-mile backpack trip with my son’s Scout troop, we broke camp and unknowingly started following a ridgeline that led away from our planned route....

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Tamarack Aerospace looks to bolster sales, keep employees

As the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on businesses, some are offering incentives to draw customers back to their industries and keep employees working. ...

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INWAC keeps sights set on top-tier manufacturers

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium remains undeterred in its work to try to lure a major aerospace manufacturer to the West Plains, INWAC chairman Mark Norton says. ...

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Quest for knowledge: Virtual learning gains popularity at Post Falls software company

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Quest Integration Inc. rarely offered online training. Now, the Post Falls-based company, which sells and provides support of manufacturing-design software and hardware, is providing all training ...

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Community colleges adapt to online curricula

The coronavirus outbreak has presented a number of challenges to every facet of life, as businesses shutter or adapt practices to keep serving their customers. ...

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Worksource staff makes virtual transition

In just four days, Spokane’s employment and worker training agency WorkSource moved its entire staff of 125 workers home as coronavirus began its march across the state. ...

TEDx organizers in Spokane hope to keep event interactive

Organizers of the TEDx Spokane annual fall conference for discussing promising new ideas in science and culture are bracing for potential adjustments in how they will schedule the event and raise funds for it. ...

COVID-19 calls for rethinking workplace learning

Successful organizations understand the importance of investing in training and learning opportunities. However, in a matter of weeks, the learning landscape has changed dramatically....

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Senior safety in Spokane

Keith Fauerso, executive director of the Cheney Care Community senior living home, says quarantine measures implemented due the coronavirus pandemic only have furthered the isolation experienced among those who are the most susceptible to the virus....

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