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City of Spokane to resume curbside yard and food waste collection on March 2

City of Spokane to resume curbside yard and food waste collection on March 2

The City of Spokane will resume curbside yard and food waste pickup on Monday March 2nd. This optional service runs from March through November.

The 96-gallon green yard waste cart can be filled with all types of yard waste—grass, leaves, pine needles, pine cones, weeds, vines, thatch, plant trimmings, and small branches. According to the City, customers can even cut up and throw in the old Christmas tree that has been parked in their yards for weeks.

 

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Whitworth to host National Book Award finalist Jess Walter as writer-in-residence

Whitworth to host National Book Award finalist Jess Walter as writer-in-residence

Award-winning local author Jess Walter has been named Whitworth University’s writer-in-residence for the spring semester. During his residency, Walter will participate in two free events on campus to which the public is invited to attend.

The first event with Walter will take place on Tuesday, February 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall. Walter will read from some of his works; the reading will be followed by a Q&A discussion led by Thom Caraway, assistant professor of English at Whitworth. The conversation will touch on Walter’s relationship with Spokane and what inspires and motivates him as a writer.

For his second public event on campus, Walter will present a lecture on Tuesday, March 31, at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall.

Spokane Police look to public to identify bank robbery suspect

Spokane Police have a photo of a man that robbed a bank in North Spokane.

The robbery happened at the Inland Northwest Bank in the 2100 block of Ruby Street on Wednesday around 4 pm.

The robber demanded money from the employees.

The suspect appeared to be wearing a mask, the mask was either tan or white and may have been made out of burlap. He also wore a black hoodie, a gray hat and tan pants.

Police told the Spokesman Review that the robber handed the teller a note, instructing them to put money in his back pack. Employees gave him the cash and the robber took off from the bank on foot.

The Spokesman also reported the robber may have been marked with a dye pack that was hidden with the cash.

Police describe the man as between 5'8? and 5'10?, with an average build.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

West to host career fairs to hire 100 new employees in Spokane

West to host career fairs to hire 100 new employees in Spokane

West, a CRM solution provider,  announced Monday they will host career fairs at both their downtown Spokane and Spokane Valley locations to hire 100 Customer Care Associate positions. Both on site career fairs will be held on Thursday, February 19th between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The downtown Spokane career fair will be located at 157 S. Howard Street. The Spokane Valley career fair will be located at 9317 E Sinto Avenue.

 

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Fellow Coworking helps foster creativity and innovation in Spokane

 

Cities like Spokane are the perfect place to breathe life into innovative ideas, and coworking spaces are the perfect place to make those ideas a reality. At least that's what Luke Baumgarten and Benji Wade of Fellow Coworking believe.

 

In a way, bringing a coworking space to Spokane is innovative in itself. While coworking has found great success in many cities around the world, finding traction in Spokane has been a slower process.

 

“I think there's a potentially pretty big slice of the market here that we could have access to that would be interested in coworking in general, and Fellow specifically. But because they don't know what coworking is, it's not even on their radar,” Baumgarten said.

 

Coworking is a global phenomenon reinventing the way individuals work. To simply put it, a coworking space is a place professionals pay to work in. For these professionals- typically freelancers or telecommuters- coworking spaces are an alternative to the basements, couches, or crowded coffee shops with unreliable Wi-Fi they'd otherwise work at.

 

SFCC adds four year degree option

The options for higher education in the Spokane area are expanding. Last Thursday was a coming of age moment for Spokane Falls Community College.

"We became the first community college in the Spokane Region to receive permission to grant an applied bachelor's degree and that was a bachelor's degree in Systems Information and Technology," said SFCC President Dr. Janet Gullickson.

For the first time. students can now receive a four year degree in IT.

"I was wondering whether or not I was going to have to continue my school elsewhere to carry on with my bachelor's, but now that they're going to be offering the bachelor's here, it's going to be very convenient," said student Shaun Moeller.

He's relieved to know he won't have to transfer to a new school such as Eastern Washington University.

"It's gonna be great because I'll already have the report with the instructors," said Moeller.

Gullickson agrees,�and said�one seamless experience should greatly enhance a student's education.

Super Bowl bet brings Boston Cream Pie cupcakes to Spokane

Super Bowl bet brings Boston Cream Pie cupcakes to Spokane

The Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen says they are feeling the Super Bowl love despite the heartbreaking loss to the Patriots last month. That’s because they are about to receive dozens of donated desserts.

Prior to the 2015 Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, the Governors of Washington, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire made a friendly wager on the outcome of the 2015 Super Bowl. Win or lose, the Governors agreed to stakes donating a regional culinary delight to those in need.

From Massachusetts, Boston cream pie cupcakes from the Koffee Kup Bakery in Springfield, Massachusetts, were to be delivered to a Washington state food pantry. It was announced Friday that the Women & Children’s Free Restaurant is the lucky recipient.

 

“Our guests will be thrilled with such a special treat,” says Executive Director Lisa Diffley. “It’s bittersweet but it makes the loss of our Seahawks a bit more palatable to enjoy the beloved Boston cream pie cupcakes.”