While Harlan Douglass had a reputation as a tough and controversial businessperson, the Spokane man who built a billion-dollar real estate empire was “just a normal guy” to his friends and occasionally enjoyed a good prank, even if it was on himself.
Safeguard Equipment Inc., the Post Falls maker of personal devices that detect electrocution hazards, has upgraded its core product to provide additional safety features and is expanding its markets both beyond utility-industry customers and into new geographic territories.
Evan Armstrong, a Spokane restaurateur who some say introduced Mexican fast food and full-service restaurants to Spokane, is being remembered by those who worked around him as a fun, daring, generous, and grateful boss and entrepreneur.
After persistent declines in earnings in recent years for Coeur Mining Inc., the former Idaho company is optimistic that it's poised for a rebound in performance.
When the Journal last reported on Coeur, formerly Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp., the
Steve Judy, once known as the Boy Mayor of Coeur d'Alene, says he sometimes misses the Lake City, but has never regretted the decision he and his wife, Michelle, made to pack up their family and move to southern Idaho in the fall of 2003 to be closer to