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UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Appeals court reverses decision on SFCC sexual harassment records

In a unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel of Washington’s Court of Appeals Division III said a new Public Records Act exemption can retroactively apply to the documents in question.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

NPR’s Mara Liasson to speak at Spokane Community College

The lecture on March 12 will mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Metallica foundation gives $50,000 for student scholarships at Spokane Community College

The heavy metal band describes its Metallica Scholars program as “a major workforce education initiative that provides direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs.”


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

“Out of nowhere” talent Garrett White leads Community Colleges of Spokane

CCS squad is led by a self-made sophomore with an even humbler background than its coach, former Curlew star Jeremy Groth



UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Washington, Idaho colleges bracing for ‘enrollment cliff’ in 2025

Colleges and universities across the United States are bracing for an “enrollment cliff” in about five years – the result of a downturn in birth rates after the Great Recession. …


Auditors find community colleges’ $145M computer system flawed

A problem-plagued $145 million computer system for Washington’s community colleges was inadequately designed and installed in Spokane and Tacoma schools, state auditors said in a highly critical report released Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

College volleyball: Coaches eager to see how teams respond after North Idaho ends CC Spokane’s 62-match winning streak

One of region’s most impressive winning streaks in recent memory came to an end Friday night when North Idaho College volleyball upended Community Colleges of Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

NIC ends Community Colleges of Spokane women’s volleyball win streak at 62

For the first time since the 2017 NWAC Tournament, Community Colleges of Spokane’s women’s volleyball team lost a match. Visiting North Idaho College outlasted the Sasquatch 23-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-20, …


SFCC starts saving cafeteria leftovers in effort to curb hunger, food waste

The college’s new food-recovery efforts were spearheaded by Josh Hechtman, an enterprising senior at Lewis and Clark High School.


New SFCC president aims to ‘embrace innovation,’ provide stability

“We are known as the transfer institution,” said Kimberlee Messina, the new president of Spokane Falls Community College. “What I think people don’t know is that we also have great …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Appellate judges require full disclosure of records from SFCC sexual harassment probe

“The people do not give public servants the right to decide what is good and what is not good for the people to know,” the judges ruled. “Free and open …


Community Colleges of Spokane athletic director Ken Burrus honored, will retire next month

Burrus, 62, will retire June 30 after a 13 year-stint with the school. His longtime assistant, former CCS baseball coach Bobby Lee, will take over as interim AD.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

College baseball notebook: CC Spokane pitcher, Boise State commit Reed Harrington continues to mow down NWAC foes

In seven appearances and a combined 10 innings of work, CCS pitcher Reed Harrington has stuck out 17 hitters and hasn’t given up a run.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

SFCC has new president after two nationwide searches

Kimberlee Messina, interim vice president of instruction at Clovis Community College in Fresno, California, will take the helm of Spokane Falls Community College in June.



Unbeaten Community Colleges of Spokane enjoys journey on, off volleyball court

Community Colleges of Spokane volleyball coach Jenni Hull walked into Tuesday’s practice and said softly in tone but loudly in spirit: “It’s a great day to be a Sasquatch.”


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Area volleyball notebook: WSU volleyball hoping for ESPN GameDay boost for its matches this weekend

Whenever Washington State has a corresponding home football and volleyball weekend, it assists the volleyball program. Add ESPN GameDay’s first visit to Pullman for Saturday’s WSU-Oregon showdown, and the smile …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

Area volleyball notebook: Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch off to impressive 20-0 start in NWAC

Community Colleges of Spokane volleyball coach Jenni Hull has been on the job since 2005, so she knew she had the makings of a good team. Roughly four weeks into …


Locally: Lindsie Scholwinski named softball coach at Community Colleges of Spokane

In 2015, Lindsie Scholwinski pitched Community Colleges of Spokane to the Northwest Athletic Conference softball championship. Now, she is the new head coach of the Sasquatch.


County library, CCS team up to offer GED program

Jerry Kane, 61, has two big regrets. One, that he didn’t serve in the military, and two, that he didn’t graduate from high school.


Front & Center: Childhood development interest started early for Spokane Head Start director

Patty Allen’s parents didn’t go to college. Her grandparents left school after eighth grade.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018

Settling in as SCC president, Kevin Brockbank focuses on building region’s workforce

Kevin Brockbank already knows what it’s like to be president of Spokane Community College. He’s been doing it for the better part of a year, since his predecessor resigned in …


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018

Kevin Brockbank chosen as president of Spokane Community College

Kevin Brockbank, the acting president of Spokane Community College, has been selected to lead the college permanently following a nationwide search.


Area roundup: Cardinals sweep Sasquatch in softball doubleheader

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Area roundup: Blue Mountain snaps Community Colleges of Spokane’s 10-game baseball winning streak

Christian Padilla tripled, homered and drove in four runs Wednesday to lead Community Colleges of Spokane to a 10-4 win over Blue Mountain to open a Northwest Athletic Conference baseball …


Judge permanently blocks release of unredacted records on SFCC’s Darren Pitcher

A judge signed an order Friday permanently barring the Community Colleges of Spokane from releasing unredacted records of the sexual harassment investigation that led Darren Pitcher to resign as acting …


Area roundup: North Idaho men romp to stay one game out of first place

Jalen Burkett led five players in double figures with 18 points and North Idaho kept its East Region title hopes alive Wednesday with a 110-51 win over Blue Mountain in …


Glenn Johnson, ‘voice of the Cougs,’ appointed to Community Colleges of Spokane board of trustees

Glenn Johnson, the four-term mayor of Pullman and college football announcer known as “the voice of the Cougs,” has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Community Colleges …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018

John Blanchette: CC Spokane’s Cesar Sandoval, North Idaho’s RayQuan Evans have taken winding roads to hoops success

Junior colleges are the blue highways on the basketball map, but they can still get you where you want to go. Sometimes it just takes a little recalculating of the …