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INDICATORS IN THE NEWS

Our World In Data

Our World In Data

Although the Spokane Indicators Project is local in scale, the data we track are part of a larger global context. Local issues we are concerned about, such as health, population, food security, and education are also international issues. As such, there are also organizations and publications such as Our World in Data that track similar indicators on a larger...
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Spokane Regional Health District: County Health Insights

Spokane Regional Health District: County Health Insights

In a young, thriving America, decision making relied on intuition, gut-feelings, and inspiration. Now, rarely are any decisions made without interweaving Data - whether big, open, private, qualitative, or quantitative - has helped us...
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County Health Insights

County Health Insights

It wasn’t too long ago estimating hunger relied mainly on Federal Poverty Level statistics. But the national estimates were inadequate when used to estimate hunger in smaller, more localized areas. This created a disparity of what statistically might qualify as food insecure in the national data to what is really happening. The Federal Poverty Level does not...
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INDICATORS IN ACTION

Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect Growing

[chart id="416"] The Spokane Trends website offers indicators showing the good, bad, and ugly of who we are as a community. But what all indicators have in common is they tell a story. “Bad” things can receive a lot of attention, but this is due to their impact on society.
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Is Spokane A College Town?

[chart id="443"] When we think of Spokane, college town doesn’t typically come to mind. However, in 2017, there were roughly 40,000 students enrolled in the fall term of the community college system and universities in the county according to data taken from ...
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Overall Growth in Medicaid Insured

[chart id="448"] Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, said, “Nothing of value, real value, has no cost. Not freedom, not food, not shelter, not healthcare.” While we share the cost of freedom, we also share the cost of food, shelter, and healthcare for those in need or who can’t...
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5-Questions with:

Manny Hochheimer
Manny HochheimerAVP of Corporate & External Relations, Numerica Credit Union

Q1: Numerica is now the fourth-largest credit union by assets in Washington State. Do you have any strategic plans over the next three years that you can share with our readers?

A1: Over the next three years, Numerica’s focus is much the same as it has always been – to enhance lives, fulfill dreams and build communities. In order to do that successfully, we must continue to grow, ensuring quality financial services are readily available and easy to access for our members. We also plan to remain actively involved in our communities, ensuring    read more...