Education

The Northern Lights, Explained

By Gabriel Cruden / May 15, 2024 /

Many people in northeastern Washington and north Idaho were treated to the celestial experience of the Aurora borealis beginning on May 10, and for several nights after. The Aurora borealis…

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Ode to April 15th: A (Very) Brief History of Taxation

By Huckleberry Press / April 18, 2024 /

Thus, I learned at a fairly young age the importance of paying taxes and would continue to hear versions of this truism throughout my adult years.

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Let Them Eat Pie!

By Huckleberry Press / March 14, 2024 /
pi

March 14 (3/14) is celebrated around the world as Pi Day. But what is pi, anyway? Pi was a big deal in high school geometry. We learned that pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant – the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter – which is approximately 3.14.

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Leap Year 2024

By Huckleberry Press / February 29, 2024 /

When I was eight years old, I made a new friend whose birthday was on February 29. She told me that our calendar only has February 29 every four years. She said it’s called a leap year. What? She only has a birthday every four years? That’s crazy! I was dumbfounded.

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How Fishing Rods Are Made

By Huckleberry Press / April 3, 2023 /
Joe Douglas

Have you wondered from time to time just how fishing rods are made today? The simple answer is pretty much like they were in the 1800s and 1900s, with the understanding that the technology used to design rod blanks, and the tools utilized by the maker have advanced considerably over the years.

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Launch Northwest Prepares Local Students to Launch Into Careers Through Mentorship

By Huckleberry Press / February 19, 2023 /
Launch NW Ben and Oscar

Launch Northwest is a new program designed to assist students throughout their academic journey through job placement throughout Spokane, Eastern Washington, and Northern Idaho.

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

By Jeffery Pankey / January 20, 2023 /

In today’s world, the importance of reducing our carbon footprint cannot be overstated. Climate change is one of the biggest looming threats facing our planet, and everything we can do…

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Sinead Voorhees: Ireland’s Gift to Whitworth University’s MBA Program

By Huckleberry Press / September 30, 2022 /
Sinead Voorhees

by Amy McGarry Seeing potential is one of Sinead Voorhees’s superpowers. She’s found a perfect role to put that superpower to use as Whitworth University’s assistant dean of graduate studies…

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Kalispel Career Training Center Offers Skilled Trades Education and Leads to Job Creation

By Huckleberry Press / September 19, 2022 /
Kalispel Casino

In the early 1970s, the Kalispel Tribe embarked on an entrepreneurial venture that led to the development of an invaluable partnership between enterprise and career training on the Tribe’s reservation in Cusick, WA.

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Turning 64? Be Prepared to start getting a “FLOOD” of Medicare Mail

By Huckleberry Press / April 2, 2022 /

About the time your 64th birthday has come and gone (maybe a month or so), you will start receiving all kinds of Medicare mail. When you reach 64 ½ at least one piece of mail will arrive daily until your 65th birthday month. (As pictured above and an actual stack of mail collected from a person age 64…).

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