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  • Inspired by cats, sisters saw garden expo take root

    They are three sisters and they’ve always lived in the Spokane Valley house where they grew up. They agree that their love of gardening and all things growing and green …


  • Diagnosis devastates families

    Keeping track of hundreds of details was all in a day’s work for Amy Shives. For 27 years she served at Spokane Community College as a nursing/allied health counselor. She …


  • Education Notebook: School to host author

    St. George’s School will feature Sherry Jones, a historical-fiction author and journalist, at 7 p.m. Monday at the school’s Founders Theater. Jones will give a reading in costume from her …


  • SCC president a finalist to head North Idaho College

    The president of Spokane Community College is one of five finalists to replace North Idaho College’s retiring President Priscilla Bell.


  • Flower casts smell

    Something reeks at Spokane Community College. And it emanates from a most unlikely place – inside the campus greenhouse.


  • Rare corpse flower stinks up SCC greenhouse

    Something reeks at Spokane Community College. And it emanates from a most unusual place – inside the campus greenhouse. Last week an unusual plant blossomed. In its native rainforest, the …


  • College’s rising cost steering students to private, smaller institutions

    Demetrius Dennis shopped carefully to find the best college education for the lowest price. “I reviewed the departments, programs offered and cost of tuition,” said Dennis, 34. “Financing contributed at …


  • INHS to offer paramedic course

    Inland Northwest Health Services will begin offering a paramedic training program in March, filling a gap left after Spokane Community College stopped offering those courses for budgetary reasons. Since SCC …


  • Traces of historic trans-America route still found in Spokane

    Most people in the Inland Northwest have never heard of the Three Flags Highway – until now. If you call up a Google map, you will find it running through …


  • SCC student reports on-campus rape

    A Spokane Community College student reported to campus security today that she was raped in a car in the campus parking lot at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Spokane police are investigating. …


  • SCC lands share of aerospace grant

    Spokane Community College’s Air Washington Program – a consortium of 14 colleges, two aerospace companies and an apprenticeship committee – will be awarded a $20 million grant, the U.S. Department …


  • SCC lands $20 million grant for aerospace training

    Spokane Community College’s Air Washington Program – a consortium of 14 colleges, two aerospace companies and an apprenticeship committee – will be awarded a $20 million grant, the U.S. Department …


  • Woman found dead behind Spokane warehouse ID’d

    When Tarah Krivenko last spoke with her mother on Friday, she said the 48-year-old Spokane Community College student was planning to help a friend with her homework. But when her …


  • Remedial math routine for local grads at CCS

    The percentage of students taking remedial math classes at Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College is an eye-popping statistic. Of the 2009-’10 graduates from Spokane Public Schools who …


  • 100 vendors slated at Eco Expo

    Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., will host more than 100 sustainable construction, lifestyle and outreach vendors at the “Eco Expo” on June 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 …


  • Great time to grow garden excitement

    This spring has been tough on gardeners. Our chilly, wet weather has made it difficult to get gardens started and has put a damper on most gardeners’ cheerful optimism about …


  • Flower show Saturday at SCC

    Green grass made an appearance in my backyard this weekend. My cat is in seventh heaven because he finally has something to nibble on. The snow drops are blooming and …


  • Greenery students find perfect poinsettias demand precision

    Learning by doing is often said to be the best teacher of all. As I talked to this year’s greenhouse management students at Spokane Community College, that became obvious. Every …


  • Fall Folk Festival teems with culturally diverse acts

    Diversity is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Spokane. For those who think it’s a culturally desolate place, the Fall Folk Festival is …


  • Fall Folk Festival draws performers from near and far

    Diversity is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Spokane. For those who think it’s a culturally desolate place, the Fall Folk Festival is …


  • Greenery students find perfect poinsettias demand precision

    Learning by doing is often said to be the best teacher of all. As I talked to this year’s greenhouse management students at Spokane Community College, that became obvious. Every …


  • Follow these suggestions for carving your holiday bird

    For some people, carving the Thanksgiving turkey is a tradition and point of pride. There’s never any question whether they will do the honors when that golden centerpiece emerges from …


  • College class sizes grow, programs suffer as cuts deepen

    Enrollment is up at community colleges throughout the nation, and the White House considers the two-year institutions a key to America’s economic recovery. But even as more students are seeking …


  • Vestal: Improving job prospects through school has hefty price

    Sara Kerbs-Ridenour is a schoolteacher working on a master’s degree in special ed. She’s 24, with three years of experience in the classroom. A Spokane native, she returned to Eastern …


  • Flu shots for patients on the go

    Spokane-area residents got something healthier than french fries at a drive-through Saturday: flu shots. The drive-through influenza vaccination clinic, organized by the Spokane Regional Health District, was the first vaccination …


  • Local chefs inducted into honor society

    The American Culinary Federation recently recognized three Spokane chefs for their work in the professional organization and the community. Chefs Raymond Delfino, Douglas Fisher and Robert Lombardi were inducted into …


  • Abuse suspect worked at other site

    A child care volunteer accused of molestation also worked at a center in East Central Spokane.


  • Cancer resource fair Saturday at SCC

    Cancer Care Northwest will host its second annual cancer resource fair on Saturday on the campus of Spokane Community College.


  • The Fresh Sheet: Local chef victorious in competition

    Spokane chef Curtis Smith landed top honors in the Make-it-Mini Dessert Trio competition at the 2010 American Culinary Federation national convention in Anaheim, Calif., earlier this month. Smith, instructor at …


  • Forum will hear budget ideas today

    Got a thought on how to help solve the state’s budget woes? Today is your chance in Eastern Washington. That’s when the Office of Financial Management brings its road show …

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