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UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Group representing community interests selects family trauma and violence as Spokane’s No. 1 priority to address

Spokane’s priority for the next five years will be reducing family trauma and violence.


Shawn Vestal: Study shows why we must take more action to reduce homelessness

A report prepared by the Spokane Regional Health District goes a long way toward quantifying what happens to people “downstream” of homelessness: worse health across many measures, from high blood …


Spokane approach could be model for federal public health programs, speakers say

Spokane could shape the federal government’s approach to a more holistic type of public health. The city was one of five included in the U.S. Department of Health and Human …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 10:23 p.m.

Spokane’s youth homeless rate 33 percent higher than state average, study says

A study conducted by Eastern Washington University professors indicates that Spokane’s rate of youth homelessness is about 33 percent higher than the state average. Additionally, the study identifies a gap …


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 …


Research targets middle schools

Seventh- and eighth-graders are the focus of two local studies on improving Spokane Public Schools’ 61 percent graduation rate. Research on the topic has increased nationally because those grades are …


Middle schools subject of study

Making middle school a better experience for Spokane students is one way to boost the high school graduation rate, which has slipped to 61 percent in Spokane Public Schools, a …