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Free bear spray training offered

The Washington Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is hosting a free bear spray training course on Aug. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training

Amazon will provide technical training to about one-third of its U.S. workforce, both to address the need for more skilled workers and to better compete against rivals.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

Spokane selected as test site for national workforce training, business recruitment initiative

Spokane has been chosen as one of five proving grounds nationally for an initiative intended to blend focus on training and recruiting employees with efforts to promote businesses and attract …


Soldier killed in training incident, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 7th Infantry confirms

A soldier was killed Sunday in a local training incident, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 7th Infantry Division confirmed Monday.


Disabled clients left in lurch after Washington state ends contract with job rehab program

A company called Compass Career Solutions had its contract with the state to provide job training and coaching for clients with disabilities terminated in August, after state officials said workers …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018

Starbucks’ ‘full-scale racial equity overhaul’ will take more than an afternoon, outside review says

In a report published Monday, Heather McGhee, distinguished senior fellow of the public policy organization Demos, and Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-council of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, …


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018

A lesson in how to help others: Moscow Police Department provides McDonald Elementary fifth-grade students first aid training

Moscow Police Department’s hosted a daylong first aid training session with elementary school students.


Starbucks faces long road in racism fight after massive training

Starbucks shut its roughly 8,000 company-owned stores for the closed-door training, but it let a few reporters interview some senior managers, including Ruffin, after they went through the four-hour session …


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018

Starbucks starts closing stores for anti-bias training

Starbucks, mocked three years ago for suggesting employees discuss racial issues with customers, asked workers Tuesday to talk about race with each other.


UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018

Starbucks training a first step, experts say, in facing bias

Starbucks, trying to put to rest an outcry over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores, is closing more than 8,000 stores for an afternoon of …


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018

Starbucks to train workers on ‘unconscious bias,’ CEO says

Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on “unconscious bias,” CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018

Kentucky lawmakers attending anti-harassment training

One day after the Kentucky House speaker temporarily ceded power in the aftermath of a secret sexual harassment settlement, he and his colleagues are headed off to mandatory training aimed …


Trainer turns pets into professional canine workers

MISSOULA – Fear smells different than apathy. Just ask your dog. It knows.


Pelosi supports training to prevent and report harassment

The House Democratic leader hopes Congress will move quickly to pass legislation requiring lawmakers and their staff to complete training to prevent sexual harassment.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017

Trump opioid panel wants drug courts, training for doctors

President Donald Trump’s commission on the opioid crisis is calling for more drug courts, more training for doctors and penalties for insurers that dodge covering addiction treatment.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017

Navy recommends sweeping changes in wake of ship collisions

U.S. Navy leaders are recommending a sweeping list of changes in sailor training, crew requirements and safety procedures to address systemic problems across the Pacific fleet that led to two …


Why AI visionary Andrew Ng teaches humans to teach computers

To push the boundaries of artificial intelligence further, one of the world’s most renowned researchers in the field says many more humans need to get involved. So his focus now …


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017

Spokane Army medic named finalist for Sgt. Audie Murphy Award

As a finalist for the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Award, there isn’t much that fazes Sgt.1st Class Kara Wait. A former combat medic who served in Iraq, Wait is ready …


As yoga’s popularity increases in Spokane, the demand for instructors rises

Yoga teachers can go several routes: Work for themselves, work for a studio, or be a freelancer.


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017

National Guardsman killed, 3 injured in California training

One Mississippi National Guard member was killed and three others were injured during a training exercise in the California desert.


Spokane Sheriff’s Office wins national award for social interaction training

It’s a common enough scene: Officers on-site, responding to allegations of a crime; the public milling about, curious and uncertain. An officer approaches, poses direct questions: What did you see? …


At staged house party in Coeur d’Alene, cops ask teens, ‘You been drinking?’

“Alright, who’s been drinking tonight?” Lewiston police Officer Rob Massey stood in the living room of a well-kempt ranch home surrounded by a forest. A group of teenagers sat on …


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017

Coast Guard suspends use of injured animals to train medics

U.S. Coast Guard medics have stopped using military contractors who intentionally injure sedated animals so that medics can practice treating combat wounds.


Raw thighs, tummy trouble and other running struggles they don’t tell you about

Most endurance runners are well acquainted with the idea of a gradual ramp-up of speed and distance over several months. But how about all the other stuff that isn’t necessarily …


Rep. Marcus Riccelli: House efforts would expand access to dental care, training

Funding these initiatives, in the capital and operating budgets, can make a tremendous difference for kids and adults.


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017

Navy says no charges in drowning death during SEAL training

The Navy will not pursue criminal charges in the drowning of a sailor who was repeatedly pushed underwater by an instructor during Navy SEAL basic training in California, authorities said …


Tacoma fire department revises hiring after firefighter’s drug death

The Tacoma Fire Department has revised their hiring practices in the wake of a News Tribune story about a firefighter who died of a drug overdose last summer after showing …


K-9s training in five-week class in Newman Lake

Two weeks ago Rebel was just an average Dutch Shepherd and Chewelah police Officer Matt Miller was just your average patrol cop, but now Rebel strains at the leash and …


Navy to expand sonar, other training off Northwest coast

The U.S. Navy has finalized a plan to expand sonar testing and other warfare training off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and northern California.


Death of Navy SEAL trainee a homicide, coroner says

A Southern California medical examiner says a Navy SEAL trainee was repeatedly dunked by an instructor in his first week of basic training and has ruled his death a homicide.