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Pilgrim’s Market to grow its own produce

Joe Hamilton, owner of Pilgrim’s Market and a pioneer in Coeur d’Alene’s natural and organic food sales, now is blazing a trail for urban farming in the Lake City. Hamilton recently bought an 8,000-square-foot residential lot next to the 25,000-squ...

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Wind energy loses some of its breezy allure

While the flurry of wind farm creation that occurred across the Pacific Northwest for the better par...

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New Avista program helps small businesses conserve

Spokane-based Avista Corp. reports that its small-business program, having already saved enough ener...

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Working out niches

Among the popular fitness trends in recent years—including in the Spokane area—is a growing numb...

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Using ‘language of music’ as therapeutic tool

Kim McMillin describes music as her language, one she has helped others become fluent in through her...

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St. Luke’s increases role of Pilates in its rehab regimens

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, at 711 S. Cowley, has incorporated more Pilates-related training into rehabilitation regimens for patients in recent years. ...

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Star Financial’s widening range

Melissa Williams, owner of Star Financial & Insurance Services Inc., says getting people to talk about money is a difficult and often emotional process. “Finances are very personal and stir up all kinds of emotions,” says Williams. “That’s why ...

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Federal budget quietly cuts Social Security provision

The new federal budget contains a cut to Social Security benefits that could limit options for baby boomers close to retirement—and everybody who follows them. Hidden in the budget bill is a change to Social Security that eliminates file-and-suspend ru...

People’s time orientation can affect their fiscal decisions

When was the last time you went to the store and bought only the items on your list—no gum, no extra accessories, no new movies? Have you thought about how much money you have saved for retirement, or a rainy day? Would you rather live in the moment or ...

Stick with long-term investment strategy in 2016

It’s the time of year again here in investment land where you’re trying to make sense of the year just passed while also trying to determine how to be successful in the year ahead. The year 2015 had an unusually long period of the S&P 500 Index tradi...

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