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Inland Northwest aerospace group looks to elevate its profile

Boasting a membership that extends from the Cascade Mountains to Bozeman, Mont., the Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium says is stepping up its efforts to more actively engage its current members while seeking to recruit more. “Our total membership ...


Challenge after ascent

Following soaring sales growth in drone services reported by Hayden-based Empire Unmanned for 2016, activity this year has begun to descend as some potential customers are viewing drone operations as a do-it-yourself industry. Bradley Ward, president of ...


North Idaho College aerospace curriculum grows to meet demand

As Idaho’s aerospace industry continues to grow, so too do programs like those offered through North Idaho College’s Aerospace Center for Excellence, says aerospace director Patrick O’Halloran. “The future for aerospace jobs in this region looks ...


Deaconess seeks to soften labor, delivery experience

While managing the experience of labor and delivery can be a difficult task for any woman, Spokane obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Lori Smetana says hospitals here and across the nation are working to make things just a little bit easier. “Women tod...


New breast cancer nonprofit emerges in Spokane

Deb Barnes, president and CEO of Every Woman Can, says the newly created nonprofit dedicated to breast cancer awareness soon will start seeking to move the topic of the disease more pointedly into the discussion of health care in general. The new nonpro...

Political parties should find middle ground on reproduction

Whether it be on the congressional floor or around grandma’s Thanksgiving dinner table, mention topics like governmental funding of birth control or reproductive rights of women in a room full of conservatives and progressives, and one is likely to rece...

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