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Health Insurance Estimates

Health Insurance Estimates

New small area data each year: a snapshot in time
It is not often we can share two data interactives in the same article, in fact, this is the first time. Both are products of the U.S. Census Bureau, and both show data from the Small Area Health Insurance...
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Bridges in Washington State

Bridges in Washington State

Interactive map combined with bridge structure ratings

Infrastructure – not a unique concept or term, but something all Americans seem to agree on. Currently, it appears a national infrastructure bill will become law. The final total is likely the only remaining...
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The U.S. Drought Monitor

The U.S. Drought Monitor

A combination of powerful data and firsthand local reports

The U.S. Drought Monitor is “a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National...
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Trends In Action

Total Taxable Retail Sales during 2020

Not a bad year for the Greater Tri Cities

Pandemic year 2020 severely tested the economy of the greater Tri Cities. In response, it showed resilience, at least as measured by taxable sales activity. Trends indicator 3.2.1, Annual Taxable Retail Sales, registered a year-over-year...
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The Growing Non-White Population

Benefits for post-pandemic communities

Although communities have recognized the many cultural, educational and economic benefits of racial and ethnic diversity, one of the unfortunate lessons of the recent global pandemic is that health disparities still exist. For example...
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On-Time High School Graduation Rates

And social determinants of health

Zig Ziglar, mostly known for being a motivational speaker said, “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” This quote can arguably best be achieved through education. In a nutshell, by improving one’s education, it...
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Welcome to Our New Student Interns!!!

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Katie Gower

Hometown:

Spokane

Major:

Political Science

Expected graduation date:

Spring, 2022

Post-graduation plans:

Graduate school for political science and/or beginning a career in non-profit and activism organizations (most likely local and community-based).

After a few months of working on the Trends project, my favorite thing so far:

I found that reviewing and analyzing the Spokane Trends site was very rewarding. It was very interesting to get such a close-up look of my local community, and being able to contribute to that community by helping to ensure that the data was accurate and accessible.

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Cody Fox

Hometown:

Spokane, Nespelem

Major:

Business Analytics, Management of Information Systems, Minoring in Economics

Expected graduation date:

Spring, 2022

Post-graduation plans:

Earning an MBA and working in the FinTech Industry

After a few months of working on the Trends project, my favorite thing so far:

Building relationships with Tribes for data projects /or Seeing what makes Washington sing.

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Sophia Mancinelli

Hometown:

Kennewick

Major:

Data Analytics with a minor in Economics

Expected graduation date:

Spring, 2022

Post-graduation plans:

Become a data analyst or data scientist for a company!

After a few months of working on the Trends project, my favorite thing so far:

Becoming more aware of trends throughout the years (and over a multitude of counties) and figuring out what causes specific shifts in trends.