Grant extends efforts to reduce rural poverty

SPOKANE – The efforts of 40 rural Washington communities to help themselves reduce poverty and improve prosperity will receive a grant from the Northwest Area Foundation, based out of St. Paul, Minn.   The foundation has announced a $300,000 grant to WSU Extension that will help help those communities that have participated in the Foundation’s Horizons program […]

Bank of America joins e-work partnership

The Bank of America is the latest member of a partnership led by WSU working to create information-based jobs in rural Washington. The bank joins WSU’s Center to Bridge the Digital Divide, the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, Stone Soup, CenturyTel and other entities in providing […]

Health conference slated for March 23-24 in Spokane

More than 250 health care professionals will attend the Northwest Regional Rural Health Conference March 23-24 at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Spokane.Celebrating its 19th year, the conference draws attendees from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, and is the Northwest’s largest conference on rural health. It is presented in part by […]

Internship will build expertise for rural nurses

Several grants totaling more than $1.57 million were awarded recently to faculty and administrators at the Washington State University Intercollegiate College of Nursing in Spokane. One of the grants will establish a rural nurse internship program, the first of its kind in the U.S. It will complement formal nursing education programs through continuing education, helping […]

Small town jobs growing with research, matchmaking

When you live in Colville, Okanogan or even Pullman, Wash., good job opportunities can be few and far between. Oddly, at the same time, employers in urban areas often grumble about having too limited a pool of trained workers and high employee turnover. That’s just the nature of living in a small town or locating […]