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INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

Cougar and Huskies fans have yet another reason to get competitive this week. This year, the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) and the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) have teamed up host an Apple Cup Blood Drive to see which fan base can donate the most blood for Washington.

 

Along with providing one group of fans additional bragging rights, donors will have a chance to win one of two $500 Visa Gift cards. INBC's Marketing Communication Officer, Elizabeth Giles, said as of Friday, Husky fans led by 100 donations, but the Cougs still have plenty of opportunities to catch up this week.

 

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One dead in Highway 2 crash west of Airway Heights

One person has been killed in a collision involving a semi truck and two cars on Highway 2 five miles west of Airway Heights.

The collision happened at 8:41 a.m. in the Deep Creek area according to the Washington State Patrol, which has troopers on the scene investigating the crash.

?This morning two passenger cars eastbound Highway 2 approaching Deep Creek Road, one of these vehicles lost control, unfortunately there was a semi traveling westbound in the area,? WSP Trooper Jeff Sevigney reports.

Authorities report that a pickup driver heading eastbound lost control because of snowy road conditions. The semi driver tried to swerve, hit the pickup and then plummeted down a 100 foot embankment.

The pickup driver died in the crash. The semi driver was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. A third vehicle was involved in the collision but the driver of that vehicle was not injured. Trooper Sevigney said this type of crash happens often during the transition into winter weather.

All Spokane County Library facilities to close for Thanksgiving holiday

All Spokane County Library facilities to close for Thanksgiving holiday

All Spokane Country Library District  facilities will be closed Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Regular hours resume Saturday, November 29, 2014.

SCLD online services remain available 24/7.
 

EWU to host panel discussion on Ebola epidemic

EWU to host panel discussion on Ebola epidemic

Eastern Washington University will host a panel discussion on the Ebola epidemic on Thursday, November 20, from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The panel will cover the disease ecology of Ebola, cultural and social issues that affect its spread in the current epidemic in West Africa, and the public health response to the epidemic and impact on the U.S.

The panel is hosed by Health, Wellness and Prevention Services in collaboration with EWU's faculty partners and the Spokane Regional Health District.

The event's speakers will be Dr. Kristian Magori, faculty member EWU's Biology Department, Dr. Jerry Galm, faculty member in the university's Anthropology Department, and Mark Springer, epidemiologist with the Spokane Regional Health District.

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Gonzaga accounting students need votes to make national finals

Gonzaga accounting students have made the PWC National Accounting Case Competition Semi-Finals, but they need the public's help to move on to the national finals.

Gonzaga's team was selected as one of five schools given the chance to move on to the competition's national finals via a social media competition. The other teams competing in this competition are Villanova University, University of Texas, University of Connecticut, and University of Arizona.

Each of the teams had two days to post a video to the PWC Facebook page. At the end of the week, the video with the most votes will move on to the national finals competition in New York City.

Climbing accident leaves Cheney H.S. grad dead

A Cheney High School graduate has been found dead after a fall on Middle Sister in Central Oregon.

39-year old Benjamin Newkirk of Bend, Oregon was found Sunday morning after a multi-day search that was complicated by extreme weather.

Lane County Search and Rescue says Newkirk was climbing Middle Sister with another climber on November 12 when he fell off the west side of the south-east ridge around 10 p.m.

Search and Rescue teams from several counties battled near white out conditions as they searched for Newkirk.

His body was spotted 800 to 900 feet below where he fell.

Once located, Search and Rescue personnel performed a technical recovery using ropes and other equipment to transport Newkirk 6/10th of a mile to an area where he could be transported back to Eugene to a Medical Examiner.

Newkirk is reported to have been an experienced climber.

He graduated from Cheney High School in 1994.�

Gov. Inslee proclaims Nov. 17-23 Global Entrepreneurship Week in Washington State

Gov. Inslee proclaims Nov. 17-23 Global Entrepreneurship Week in Washington State

Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed Nov. 17-23, 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in Washington. This third annual celebration of entrepreneurship and startups will feature more than 100 local education and networking events in all 39 counties – surpassing the reach of any other state program. More events take place year-round in Washington.

Thousands of budding entrepreneurs are expected to attend GEW 2014 events, according to coordinators at the Washington State Department of Commerce. Activities cover a wide range of topics, from how to create a business plan to finding funding.