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Refis bounce back

Refis bounce back

Some Spokane banks and credit unions are reporting a mini-boom in home mortgage refinance loans in r…

SBA lenders encouraged by rebound in volume

SBA lenders encouraged by rebound in volume

Some providers of U.S. Small Business Administration-backed loans here are anticipating a second con…

Cd’A retirement complex gives not to its roots

Cd’A retirement complex gives not to its roots

The Village at Orchard Ridge, formerly Coeur d’Alene Senior Living, has taken on a new name as its…

Cremation gardens grow in the Spokane area

Cremation gardens grow in the Spokane area

With the popularity of cremation growing, the Fairmount Memorial Association, a Spokane-based nonpro…

Alliance Machine Systems funds robot builders

Alliance Machine Systems funds robot builders

Alliance Machine Systems International LLC, the Spokane Valley-based manufacturer of products and services for the paperboard packaging industry, is sponsoring a team of kids, called the Super Garfields, to compete in robotics competitions. The team, wh…

Brunette Sportswear: Screen printing legacy

Brunette Sportswear: Screen printing legacy

From a home garage to its own warehouse here—and a second location soon to come—Brunette Sportswear has been imprinting images on clothing here for 36 years. The company is a full-service screen printing and embroidery services provider located at 1…

Ag loans remain gainful, expected to rise next year

Ag loans remain gainful, expected to rise next year

While commercial and other kinds of loans have taken a hit over the years since the economic recession, agricultural loans have remained more robust, some industry leaders here say. Northwest Farm Credit Services, the Spokane-based agricultural lending …

Senate bill would create justice centers to aid seniors

Senate bill would create justice centers to aid seniors

Washington state Sens. Andy Billig, D-Spokane, and Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, Wash., are co-sponsoring a bill that would create two elder justice centers—one in each senator’s city—in a pilot program designed to help protect seniors from abuse …