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  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2013, 8:30 P.M.

    UI’s Fire Ecology and Management Receives National Academic Certification

    The University of Idaho is blazing the trail for fire ecology programs across the nation. The program received national academic certification by the Association for Fire Ecology. UI’s program is …

  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 2013, 9:07 A.M.

    Plummer-Worley OKs Tax Levy

    Voters in the Plummer Worley School District on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation approved a two-year tax levy Tuesday that will spare the district from eliminating funding for all athletics, …

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 16, 2013, 4 P.M.

    Otter: Education is state’s #1 economic priority

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has sent a guest opinion out to Idaho newspapers declaring that education is the state’s top economic priority. “We have a variety of incentive programs designed …

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013, 5:33 P.M.

    Hope Chests and Silver Spoons: How girls’ graduation gifts have changed

    This past weekend in Spokane, thousands of high school seniors graduated and most received gifts from friends and family. My daughter graduated this weekend, as well. And, just as it …

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013, 8 P.M.

    Tuesday Video: Students speak out on environmental concerns

    This video comes from SxSW Eco last fall and it demonstrates the power of getting kids to understand and care about the environment. During the conference, a group of well-informed …

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013, 5:28 P.M.

    Inslee: Extend temporary taxes, close loopholes to spend more on schools

    Gov. Jay Inslee explains his budget as students from Seattle’s Cleveland High School look on. OLYMPIA — The state should make temporary tax increases on beer and some business services …

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013, 6:01 A.M.

    Spokane-area instructors groomed for fly fishing in the schools

    FLY FISHING — An instructor training program for the National Fishing in Schools Program — a nationwide program that brings outdoor education indoors to students in grades 6-12 — is …

  • THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013, 6 A.M.

    SpokeFest grant opportunity gets kids on bikes

    Effective this Friday, SpokeFest Association is accepting applications for its Bicycle Education and Safety Grant Fund, a very successful and inspiring program. Grants will be awarded to schools and 501(c)3 …

  • THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2012, 1 P.M.

    Otter on education

    Gov. Otter signaled his intent to avoid a clash over quick action on education reform, recommending that a task force he is creating return with recommendations for action in 2014. …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012, 11:58 A.M.

    Ex-Dem Exec Pushes Luna Laws

    The latest campaign commercial in the fight over whether to repeal Idaho’s controversial school reform laws is running statewide, including in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene market. John Foster, a lobbyist and …

  • THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012, 2:30 P.M.

    Urban Forestry gets additional grant for work at Palisades Park and Camp Sekani/Beacon Hill

    On the heels of a $50,000 grant for a forest health project at High Drive Park, the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has granted an additional $70,000 to the …

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012, 11:15 A.M.

    A simply lovely statement

    I love this guest columnist’s thoughts from today’s New York Times. Education in America is at a crisis point. Some places get it right, while others simply warehouse kids until …

  • TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012, 8:48 A.M.

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  • FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012, 5:30 P.M.

    Friday Quote: “You are Brilliant and the Earth is Hiring.”

    This is a much longer quote than usual but it’s well worth it. Below is the text of a commencement speech by Blessed Unrest author Paul Hawken at the University …

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012, 4 P.M.

    Join Spokane’s “Volunteers in Pruning”

    Calling all tree fans: The Volunteers In Pruning - also knowns as VIP - program will train local tree fans on the ins and outs of pruning this Friday. You …

  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2012, 11:30 A.M.

    Allan: Carlson Wrong Re: Donations

    Before I respond to Chris Carlson’s recent column attacking the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and Indian Gaming, I want to start by disclosing a few things. First, I support Indian gaming. …

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2011, 12:01 P.M.

    Feedback on today’s column

    “Your column today about the ignorance of young people was good and, of course, humorous,” wrote retired teacher Jeff Brown. “But it also is a particular hot button of mine. …

  • FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2011, 11:50 A.M.

    INW: Ex-NFLer Page Values Education

    Former NFL star Alan Page challenges North Central High School students to learn how to learn and spoke of the value of education Thursday during a gathering at the Spokane …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2011, 8 A.M.

    Detectives offer sex offender information

    Here’s a report from Sgt. Dave Reagan: Recent angst regarding a suspected sex offender watching children at a Spokane Valley school has prompted the sheriff’s Sex Crimes unit to offer …

  • THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011, 1:15 P.M.

    Other states joining Idaho to defy No Child Left Behind requirements

    It turns out that Idaho’s not alone in vowing to ignore the latest requirements under the No Child Left Behind Act in an act of defiance against the federal government …