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Dan Hansen

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Model tames timber fights

The president of the United States told people in Republic, Wash., that it was “time to fight.” They gave that a try, until their livelihoods swirled in the toilet. Now, they’re trying something that isn’t so popular in this era of hate politics: compromise.
News >  Spokane

Education funding at crossroads

This was supposed to be the year for schools. After years of struggling with an increasingly inadequate and complex system of funding education – “system” is perhaps too charitable a word for what one lawmaker recently termed “an accumulation of patches” – the governor and Legislature in early 2007 assembled a task force to consider how much is really needed, and for what.
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Education plans vanish in budget crisis

This was supposed to be the year for schools. After years of struggling with an increasingly inadequate and complex system of funding education – “system” is perhaps too charitable a word for what one lawmaker recently termed “an accumulation of patches” – the governor and Legislature in early 2007 assembled a task force to consider how much is really needed, and for what.

News >  Spokane

WASL’s days numbered

Washington schoolchildren may have to find something new to hate. A week after taking office, the state’s newly elected top educator is making good on a campaign promise, saying he’ll replace the WASL. And while skeptics say the pace is impossible, Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn says he’ll make the change in time for next school year.
News >  Business

Spokane has history of its own zoo troubles

Spokane knows a little something about the tough economics of zoo management. Walk in the Wild, a zoo that was run by the nonprofit Inland Northwest Zoological Society, shut down in the mid-1990s after 23 years of financial and public relations struggles.
News >  Spokane

Plans to make up snow days in works

For the second consecutive winter, Inland Northwest schools must decide how – and whether – to make up the days that were missed because of snow. Most districts canceled school both before and after winter break, as the region was hammered by one storm after another. Now, the question is whether that means shorter vacations, the loss of some three-day weekends, lengthened school days – or perhaps no change at all.
News >  Idaho

Districts deciding how to make up snow days

For the second consecutive winter, Inland Northwest schools must decide how – and whether – to make up the days that were missed because of snow. Most districts canceled school on days both before and after winter break, as the region was hammered by one storm after another. Now, the question is whether that means shorter vacations, the loss of some three-day weekends, lengthened school days – or perhaps no change at all.
News >  Spokane

EWU’s leader extends leave

As his colleagues tackle the worst budget crisis in decades, the president of Eastern Washington University remains on leave, continuing his own medical battle. President Rodolfo Arevalo announced Dec. 1 that he’d be gone from campus for a month as he tried to recover from cancer treatment. John Mason, EWU’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, was named acting president.

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