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Savannah Wammock teaches at Kirkwood Elementary in Toppenish as part of the Heritage University’s accelerate program. Students like Wammock earn a master’s in teaching while working as the teacher of record in K-12 classrooms. (Courtesy Heritage University)

Heritage University tackles teacher shortage with accelerated programs

A shortage of certified teachers is making it difficult for school districts statewide to find qualified educators to fill open positions. That’s according to a report from the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction last fall. Heritage University in Toppenish is helping alleviate this shortage through two teacher education programs designed to put […]

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TriboTEX’s Carl Holder of Richland and Vladimir Borisov man their booth at the American Chemical Society’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., in August. The company developed a product to enhance engine lubrication and durability.

Company aims to reduce carbon emissions, improve vehicle efficiency

Pasha Rudenko started his materials science doctorate at Washington State University in 2009 with one goal: to make lubricants safer. “Lubricants are just a mixture of base oil, most often mineral or synthetic, or vegetable oil and additives,” said Rudenko, whose undergraduate degree is in materials science for nuclear reactors. “(The) toxicity of lubricants comes […]

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