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Varied views spice up council race

A late entry in the race for Spokane City Council president turned what otherwise would have been a sleepy primary into a campaign with interest. Voters can chose among a …


Q&A: Ben Stuckart, running for Spokane City Council president

Ben Stuckart gives his positions on taxes, libraries, streets and other issues facing the city in The Spokesman-Review’s Spokane City Council candidate questionnaire. Stuckart faces Dennis Hession, Steve Corker and …


Centers aim to steer students on right path

Glover Middle School student William Fausett already has figured out how he’ll pay for college, manage a budget and make sensible purchases. He learned his lessons in the Comcast College …


Boys & Girls Club program supports struggling students

Billie McMahon struggled in the sixth grade because her math skills were stuck at the kindergarten level. But after she got involved in Be Great: Graduate, her arithmetic abilities shot …


Children’s advocates optimistic about fund

Supporters of Spokane’s proposed tax levy aimed at helping children stay in school are confident voters will say yes in November despite competing with multiple state initiatives that, if approved, …


Spokane hopes to establish a school-based health clinic

No workday is the same for Spokane Public Schools nurse Marianne Fischer. But there is one given – she’ll spend it running. By 11 a.m. Wednesday, Fischer had handed out …


School health clinics subject of grant award

Communities in Schools has received a $50,000 grant from the Gates Foundation to research opening a school-based health clinic.


School supply drives are falling far short

Being without a pencil, paper or a backpack can be scarring for a kid returning to school, but some families simply can’t afford school supplies. Organizations in the Spokane and …


School dropout study urges early intervention

A Gonzaga University study focused on dropout prevention starting in middle school suggests an early warning system for identifying potential dropouts, a bigger variety of academic opportunities and more rigor …


Childhood learning tax qualifies for ballot

A property tax to raise money for early childhood learning, abuse prevention, treatment and other programs to help lower the dropout rate will likely be on the ballot in November.


Kids levy supporters hope for November

Supporters hoping to put a Children’s Investment Fund levy on the ballot this summer are now eyeing November after failing to collect the needed 12,000 signatures. Organizers said a late …


Spokane children’s levy backers look to later ballot

Supporters hoping to put a Children’s Investment Fund levy on the ballot this summer are now eyeing November, after failing to collect the needed 12,000 signatures.


Focus health system on patient, not profit

On Aug. 1, my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. The biopsies of both the lymph node and breast came back positive with “poorly differentiated” cancer. This means the cancer …