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Wheat farmers cope with low market values, tariffs

Over the past several years, the rip saw effect of falling wheat prices and climbing expenses has slashed income for wheat farmers, industry experts and local farmers say. ...


MultiCare to grow COPE Health Scholars here

This fall will mark the second year that MultiCare Health System has offered COPE Health Scholars, a program that provides high school and college students hands-on learning in clinical and administrative settings, ...


Establishing an eco district in Spokane

Several public agencies are working together to establish a sustainable industrial park on the West Plains, pioneering here a concept that goes by many names elsewhere, including industrial symbiosis, business ecosystem, or ecodistrict. ...


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. ...


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. ...


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. ...


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. ...


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. ...


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. ...


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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