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  • WSU moving on med school plans

    Washington State University is pushing ahead with plans to establish its own Spokane-based medical school and expects to have its inaugural class of students enrolled for the fall semester in …


  • WSU searching for med school dean

    Washington State University is pushing ahead with plans to establish its own Spokane-based medical school and expects to have its inaugural class of students enrolled for fall semester 2017.


  • GOP lawmaker, obstetrician John Moyer dies at 92

    As a physician, John Moyer had a soft voice and a calm bedside manner that brought thousands of Spokane’s babies into the world. As a legislator, he helped set Washington …


  • Republican legislator and obstetrician who backed state health care for kids dies at 92

    John Moyer, who represented two different Spokane legislative districts over a 10-year stretch, died last week from complications of Parkinson’s Disease at 92.


  • WSU wants own med school in Spokane

    Washington State University officials want to launch the state’s second public medical school in Spokane. “We can do better as a state to infuse more physicians into the marketplace,” said …


  • New Riverpoint clinic, medical residencies funded by federal grant

    A federal grant announced Friday will expand the number of medical residents in Spokane and help create a medical-training clinic in Spokane’s University District, where students and educators will work …


  • Medical school ready to grow

    In the span of a decade, Spokane has secured a downtown medical school and could have 160 students studying to become doctors. The ambitious project at Washington State University Spokane’s …


  • Gonzaga creates new nursing school

    Gonzaga University will combine two departments and expand them into a new School of Nursing and Human Physiology, hoping to meet the demand for medical professionals that will be driven …


  • Jensen-Byrd building’s fate teeters between restoration, demolition

    A dead pigeon lies in a corner of the old hardware warehouse, all bones and feathers. The fir and maple floors are dirty, scuffed and occasionally routed. The fire sprinkler …


  • Jensen-Byrd building will be renovated by WSU Spokane

    Washington State University Spokane’s chancellor says the school is now committed to preserving the Jensen-Byrd building and will seek proposals from developers this summer on how best to use the …


  • Gregoire says she’s not finished with public service

    OLYMPIA – Chris Gregoire entered the governor’s office under a cloud of suspicion in 2005 and took control of a state starting to feel the winds of a strengthening economy …


  • Republican finds himself as head of coalition majority

    An evening last March in the state Senate was definitely a milestone for Mark Schoesler, and possibly a foreshadowing. With the help of a few defecting Democrats and a parliamentary …


  • Statewide report grades lawmakers on racial equity

    Republican lawmakers from Spokane and Eastern Washington received failing grades in a new statewide report on racial equity issued by a liberal-leaning organization. Only Democratic state Rep. Andy Billig from …


  • Spin Control: Female leaders no longer staple of 3rd District

    OLYMPIA – When the Washington Legislature opens in January, for the first time in 60 years there won’t be at least one woman from central Spokane sitting at a desk …


  • Brown to lead WSU-Spokane

    OLYMPIA – As she packed up memorabilia from 20 years in the Legislature, Lisa Brown was preparing Thursday to take charge of a dream for Spokane that’s even older. In …


  • Lisa Brown named chancellor at WSU-Spokane

    Lisa Brown, the former Washington state Senate majority leader, has been named chancellor at Washington State University Spokane.


  • Democrats holding edge in Legislature

    Democrats appear likely to hold on to both chambers of the Washington Legislature. Republicans had pushed to recapture the state Senate, where the Democrats currently have five more seats than …


  • Sen. Brown was financially ready for campaign

    State Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown perhaps was too prepared for her re-election bid. She already had ordered her campaign signs when she made the surprise announcement last week that …


  • Snyder, Waite enter field for House seat

    The scramble is on for a state House seat in central Spokane, part of the fallout of Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown’s surprise decision not to seek re-election. Brown said …


  • Brown won’t seek another Senate term

    One of the state’s most powerful politicians shook Spokane’s political landscape and shocked her own party Thursday when she announced she won’t seek re-election to the Legislature. State Senate Majority …


  • Majority leader Lisa Brown won’t seek re-election

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Sen. Majority Leader Lisa Brown announced Thursday that she won’t run for re-election and will leave her seat in the state Legislature after her term expires at …


  • Budget impasse testing tempers

    OLYMPIA – With no budget agreement and time running out in an extended session, tensions boiled over Friday evening as Senate leaders of both parties accused the other side of …


  • Councilwoman seeks to unseat state Senate majority leader

    The Democratic majority leader of the Washington Senate is facing her first reelection challenge by an opponent with a winning campaign history. Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin, a Republican, launched …


  • Measure 1 campaign pulls McLaughlin ad

    The campaign to extend taxes to pay for the expansion of the Spokane Convention Center and Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena has pulled a TV ad featuring Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy …


  • Senate GOP unveils new budget plan

    OLYMPIA – For the first three days of Washington’s special session, everything involving the state’s troubled budget was done behind closed doors. That went by the wayside Thursday. Senate Republicans …


  • Lawmakers choosing between gimmicks, people

    What’s a majority leader to do when she no longer leads a majority? Spokane’s Lisa Brown is heading into the special session of the Legislature without what Democrats have come …


  • Relatively rosy state budget forecast expected

    OLYMPIA – Washington might get the most optimistic budget outlook in years today when state economists deliver the latest revenue forecast. The demand for state services may be lower and …


  • Spokane Schools wants to charge for public records

    OLYMPIA – Faced with a rapidly growing number of requests for public records, Spokane Public Schools wants to charge the public for the cost of locating and preparing those records. …


  • GOP proposes ‘Education First’

    OLYMPIA – House Republicans, who say they are fed up with the slow pace of the budgeting process in a session in which that was supposed to be the main …


  • Senate approves same-sex marriage

    OLYMPIA – With votes to spare, the state Senate passed a bill to allow same-sex couples to marry in Washington, sending it to the House of Representatives, where it also …

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