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Spokane Valley’s industrial evolution

The city of Spokane Valley is taking some of the uncertainty out of development on an 840-acre northeast industrial area, near Barker Road and Trent Avenue. The goal is to save developers time and money by providing them with both a traffic analysis and...


Trust in Downtown: Washington Trust’s vision for its headquarters

While Washington Trust Bank has yet to release its first quarter financial results, the bank has ...


GoToTags tags Spokane as place to grow

Software and data tag company GoToTags, which relocated to Spokane from Seattle last year...


Building a Finn-tastic bond with babies

Coeur d’Alene mom Michelle Armstrong has developed Finn the Panda, a new kind of toy that she says...


Wolff Co. launches new brand of independent-living centers

The Wolff Co. has launched its own senior independent-living community brand, Revel, and has opened ...


Wagstaff expands in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley-based aluminum castings equipment manufacturer Wagstaff Inc. is adding a 55,900-square-foot building at its flagship facility at 3910 N. Flora Road, as the company anticipates market growth both domestically and abroad. The new building...


PayTrace puts its focus on business merchants

PayTrace Inc., a company specializing in payment processing software for businesses, processed 52 million transactions involving a total amount of over $31 billion in 2018. “What our software does is help reduce those higher processing rates ...


Retiring seniors may face dilemmas in dental care

While it’s no secret that medical care is one of the biggest expenses for retirees, dental care is another health cost seniors might not be aware they should be saving for, some providers here say. Although Medicare covers health expenses like hospital...


Student loan debt is substantial in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene

Roughly 40% of student loan borrowers are expected to default on their loans by 2023, according to an analysis by The Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit public policy organization. In Spokane County, 18% of the population has...


Rose Pointe Assisted Living plans $3 million in upgrades

Rose Pointe Assisted Living, a care facility at 13013 E. Mission, will undergo a $3 million renovation project this summer that’s expected to take two years. Jessica Yaeger, executive director at Rose Pointe, says she agreed to take on her current ...

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