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Difference Makers: Ryan Oelrich aims to help Spokane’s youth through fun, games and data

The executive director of Priority Spokane can point to charts and graphs showing the effect community health workers have had on reducing homelessness among local youth. But there’s also a …

Shawn Vestal: Spokane should be proud of program that combats family homelessness

More than 100 families, and nearly 300 children, were either placed in housing or stabilized and prevented from becoming homeless as part of the program. Of those, 95 percent remain …

UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018

Group representing community interests selects family trauma and violence as Spokane’s No. 1 priority to address

Spokane’s priority for the next five years will be reducing family trauma and violence.

Shawn Vestal: Study shows why we must take more action to reduce homelessness

A report prepared by the Spokane Regional Health District goes a long way toward quantifying what happens to people “downstream” of homelessness: worse health across many measures, from high blood …

Spokane approach could be model for federal public health programs, speakers say

Spokane could shape the federal government’s approach to a more holistic type of public health. The city was one of five included in the U.S. Department of Health and Human …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2015

Spokane’s youth homeless rate 33 percent higher than state average, study says

A study conducted by Eastern Washington University professors indicates that Spokane’s rate of youth homelessness is about 33 percent higher than the state average. Additionally, the study identifies a gap …

School dropout study urges early intervention

A Gonzaga University study focused on dropout prevention starting in middle school suggests an early warning system for identifying potential dropouts, a bigger variety of academic opportunities and more rigor …

Research targets middle schools

Seventh- and eighth-graders are the focus of two local studies on improving Spokane Public Schools’ 61 percent graduation rate. Research on the topic has increased nationally because those grades are …

Middle schools subject of study

Making middle school a better experience for Spokane students is one way to boost the high school graduation rate, which has slipped to 61 percent in Spokane Public Schools, a …