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First permits issued for construction of U-District’s Catalyst Building

The University District Gateway Bridge opened last week, which was quickly followed by the city issuing building permits to Avista Corp. at the bridge’s south landing. The permits signal the beginning of construction for the five-story, 164,000-square-foot Catalyst Building.

Avista, McKinstry to help EWU pay rent in Spokane

The developers behind the four-story, 150,000-square-foot Catalyst building have agreed to give Eastern Washington University $5 million over the first 10 years of its lease, offsetting most of the cost of rent.

EWU is helping transform our region

Eastern Washington University is not the college it was 100 years ago. It’s not the university of 15 years ago. As a public university, EWU has always been responsive, adapting to needs in our state and our region. However, in the volatile and complex environment of the 21st century, EWU must also ignite change. Not simply responding to upheavals and disruptions in our environment, we must increasingly be a major change agent ourselves.

Review: Catalyst Quartet a treat for Bach lovers

The Northwest Bach Festival, newly invigorated and reconfigured by its dynamic artistic director, Zuill Bailey, is to be thanked for giving Spokane a chance to hear the Catalyst Quartet in a series of concerts that concluded Sunday afternoon at St. John’s Cathedral. The centerpiece of the afternoon’s Bach/Gould Project concert was an arrangement by the quartet (Karla Donehew-Perez and Jessie Montgomery, violins, Paul Larais, viola, and Karlos Rodriguez, cello) of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

CATALYST study offers hope for those with cat allergies

Area cat owners who are allergic to their pets may have a new form of relief on the way. Marycliff Allergy Specialists is one of 77 sites in the country participating in the CATALYST cat allergy study. The phase 3 clinical trial is testing a new method to desensitize patients against cat allergens. Compared to traditional allergy shots, the trial method is a less invasive shot and treatment ends in a matter of months, rather than years.

Woman found dead feared for safety

A 20-year-old woman found dead of what police say was significant trauma told a confidant days before she disappeared that she was worried and concerned for her safety. Kala Williams got to know Erin Newberry through the Catalyst Project, an organization that helps homeless youth.

Special prom and a nod

A group of teens gathered Saturday to get gussied up for prom. The room filled with the sound of chatter as they browsed racks of evening gowns. They got their nails done and professional stylists carefully applied makeup and curled, teased and pinned their hair into updos.