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Celeste Shaw: Business from the heart

Celeste Shaw: Business from the heart

Celeste Shaw spent much of her childhood on a farm near Wolf Point, a tiny town in northeastern Montana. From an early age, she says, she was torn between being out with the cowboys where the action was, and being inside with the women, whose job it was t…

Business and divorce in Washington state

Business and divorce in Washington state

Most couples don’t enter into a marriage or a business anticipating that either may be torn apar…

Kutak Rock LLP looks to expand quickly in Spokane

Kutak Rock LLP looks to expand quickly in Spokane

Having joined large national law firm Kutak Rock LLP and begun the process of winding down their 9-y…

When older adults go back to school

When older adults go back to school

Dr. Erik Strandness studied and practiced neonatal intensive-care medicine in Spokane for 25 years b…

Environmental law pioneer moves toward sunset of career

Environmental law pioneer moves toward sunset of career

At the age of 86, longtime Coeur d’Alene attorney Scott Reed finally decided earlier this year to retire, although he admits he’s not very good at it yet.Though he’s not taking new cases, the sole practitioner known even by friends as an environme…

Founded in Spokane, veterans estate planning clinic expands

Founded in Spokane, veterans estate planning clinic expands

The Washington Veterans Will Clinic, happening in October, has grown to include more cities around the state in this, its third, year. The first clinic took place in October 2012 in Spokane. Last year, a clinic was held in Wenatchee, Wash. as well as Sp…

 Moran Vista Senior Living adjusts to market

Moran Vista Senior Living adjusts to market

Since the Great Recession, Moran Vista Senior Living has balanced a slow return in demand for independent living apartments by licensing more assisted-living units, for which demand has remained steady, says Sandy Davidson, Moran Vista’s administrator.…

Long-term care insurance market faces challenges

Long-term care insurance market faces challenges

As the number of elderly Americans continues to rise, the cost of long-term care insurance has become a concern, with many here unable to afford the coverage and some choosing to buy hybrid or partial policies, some industry experts here say. Paul Vire…