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  • All hands on tech: Savvy seniors receive schooling on Internet safety

    Baby boomers are, in general, technologically savvy, Skyping grandkids, texting friends, shopping online and banking from laptops and smartphones. Yet these seniors, like the majority of Washington adults, often forsake …

  • CV upgrades classroom technology

    This week at Bowdish Middle School, students are trying out a new wireless Internet connection. The school is one of four in the Central Valley School District trying out the …

  • Idaho schools that opt out of Wi-Fi will get state money

    BOISE – Idaho school districts that opted to not join a controversial statewide contract for high school Wi-Fi services should qualify for state funding for their own wireless networks, state …

  • Official: Price one part of wireless pact

    BOISE – Idaho officials concede the five-year, $2.1 million annual contract the state Department of Education signed Wednesday with a Tennessee company to install Wi-Fi service in public high schools …

  • Multiyear Wi-Fi contract awarded to Luna backer

    BOISE – Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna on Wednesday defiantly issued a five- to 15-year contract to a Nashville, Tenn., company to run Wi-Fi networks in Idaho high schools, …

  • Idaho school Wi-Fi plan surprises legislators

    BOISE – Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna is about to sign a 15-year, multimillion-dollar contract for a private company to set up Wi-Fi networks in every high school in …

  • Luna plans 15-year wireless contract, lawmakers aghast

    Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna is about to sign a 15-year, multimillion-dollar sole-source contract for a private firm to set up WiFi networks in every high school in the …

  • HotZone’s free Wi-Fi to fold

    The HotZone, downtown Spokane’s pioneering free wireless Internet service, is headed for the dustbin. Like other technology ventures, it fell victim to fast-shifting public preferences and a dynamic marketplace, said …

  • Libraries matter more than ever

    All right, I’ve finally figured out how the city’s budget works. The city gets in trouble, looks around for an easy target, spies the Spokane Public Library and hacks it …


    Age and wear have faded the spray-painted logos touting the Spokane Hot Zone on downtown street corners. The wireless Internet café in River Park Square is long gone.



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