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Itron delves deeper into solar energy sector

Liberty Lake-based Itron Inc. says it has expanded on its relationship with Sunrun Inc., one of the nation’s largest solar companies. Sunrun will be purchasing more solar meter devices from Itron and relying on its staff to process data generated by th...

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Spokane Transit Authority’s Central City Line looks for traction

The $15 million state portion of funding for the planned $72 million Central City Line is looking se...

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Quest Aircraft grows its market reach, expands its Idaho plant

Quest Aircraft Co., the Sandpoint-based maker of the rugged Kodiak airplane, announced earlier this ...

International Service Learning centralizes in downtown Spokane

International Service Learning centralizes in downtown Spokane

International Service Learning, a nongovernmental organization that offers volunteers practical expe...

PacifiClean Environmental looks to resolve green waste tiff

The Washington state Department of Agriculture recently stopped Spokane-based PacifiClean Environmen...

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Firefighting company to add planes in Deer Park

Aero Spray Inc., an Appleton, Minn.-based aerial firefighting service with a base in Deer Park, says it could expand its operation here during what’s been an unusually busy fire season. “This year’s fire season has been a record for the company, th...

Drought, heat trigger early wheat harvest

Northwest wheat growers are harvesting two to three weeks earlier than normal, due to recent drought and extreme heat conditions, says an agricultural outlook report from the Spokane-based Northwest Farm Credit Services. Typical harvesting times vary th...

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Chiropractic care comes home

Andrew Glanville has added wheels to his chiropractor toolbox. Make that the tires on the car he drives to his clients’ doorsteps. As a doctor of chiropractic services, Glanville launched a mobile practice last April to treat patients in homes and offi...

Railroad projects to receive $32.9 million in improvements

Three Eastern Washington rail infrastructure and economic development projects have been awarded a total of $32.9 million in funding in the Washington state transportation package that was approved recently by the Legislature. One of the projects, the $1...

Spokane-area parks departments foresee jump in ACA costs

The city of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department estimates it faces a $60,000 per month increase in costs due to the Affordable Care Act. The ACA requires employers with more than 200 employees to enroll their employees automatically into the organiza...

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