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Quest Aircraft Co. lands in Chinese market

Quest Aircraft Co., the Sandpoint-based aerospace manufacturer that produces the rugged Kodiak light airplane, has reached a long-term sales agreement with a Chinese company that also plans eventually to manufacture Kodiak aircraft for the Chinese market....

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Marijuana retailers in Spokane grapple with pricing

As the recreational marijuana industry slowly rolls out throughout Washington state, retailers here ...

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Riverpoint Campus has room for two medical-school programs, Chancellor Brown says

This state, this town, and even the Riverpoint Campus is big enough for two university medical-schoo...

Spokane Valley-based online education company grows

Mick Jackson, who started Spokane Valley-based Virtual Education Software inc. on a $1 bet, says the...

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Caterpillar buys land next to its West Plains facility

Caterpillar Logistics Services Inc. has purchased a parcel of land next to its big distribution cent...

Spokane Valley council mulls new parking restrictions for big rigs

Spokane Valley city council members will consider two options next week that would prevent commercial tractor-trailers and potentially even recreational vehicles from parking in residentially zoned parts of the city, says Dean Grafos, Spokane Valley mayor...

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Bill Bialkowsky: Compassionate in crisis

Thirty-two years ago, Bill Bialkowsky was a young father and husband living in Spokane and working as a sales rep for an oil company. He had zero experience with social services or professional child care, much less any knowledge about how to start and ru...

NWBDA appoints new leader as Acevedo steps back

Debbie Shipman has been named president of the Northwest Business Development Association, and longtime president Gil Acevedo plans to stay on with the nonprofit to help with the transition until May, when he plans to retire. Shipman says her goal for th...

Spokane Regional Transportation Council gives nod to newest transportation program

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council has rolled out its 2015-to-2018 transportation improvement program for Spokane County, which contains 96 projects totaling $304 million. Anna Ragaza-Bourassa, a senior transportation planner with SRTC, says th...

Spokane Valley grocer adds True Value to store

Ken Tuntland, owner of Spokane Valley grocery store Barney’s Harvest Foods, has opened an outlet of Chicago-based retailer-owned cooperative hardware chain True Value Co. inside the store, he says. Barney’s Harvest Foods, which operates under the co...

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