rural communities

WSU receives federal grants to grow nursing workforce

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing RICHLAND, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Nursing received three federal grants totaling $1.1 million to reduce health disparities in Washington, increase access to qualified healthcare providers in rural and underserved areas and expand nurse educator preparation.

Dec. 9: Student small-town design ideas presented

PULLMAN, Wash. – Student design proposals for a visitor center and geology exhibit in LaCrosse, Wash., and a community creativity/design/building center in Moscow, Idaho, will be presented 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the second floor gallery of Carpenter Hall at Washington State University.

Dec. 10: Students present small-town, library designs

  PULLMAN, Wash. – New uses for historic rock houses in LaCrosse, Wash., and ideas for Little Free Library boxes in small towns on the Palouse will be discussed in a free, public presentation by Washington State University fourth-year interior design students 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the Carpenter Hall second-floor gallery.

Spotted owl had little effect on poverty, unemployment

PULLMAN – A major fear of the 1990s spotted owl controversy — that less logging would increase unemployment and poverty — did not significantly materialize on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, according to a new analysis by a WSU researcher. Annabel Kirschner, a professor in the department of community and rural sociology at WSU, said the peninsula’s economic […]