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Spokane-area builders scramble to comply with state mandate

Spokane-area contractors are scrambling to comply with recent updates to Gov. Jay Inslee’s “stay home, stay healthy” order that has deemed commercial and residential construction as nonessential....


Losses due to event cancellations, postponements surpass $35M

By Friday, March 20, Spokane had lost more than $35 million in anticipated economic impacts...


Cash flow concerns rise early in coronavirus era

The wooden tables are polished and gleaming, lined with red metal chairs waiting for customers...


Vaccine, drug manufacturing startup secures angel funding

Spokane-based injectable-drug manufacturing and packaging startup Selkirk Pharma Inc. has raised...


2020 Icons: Larry Brown

Spokane restaurateur Larry Brown, 75, got his entrepreneurial start early in life. At age 12, his mother said to him, “You’re old enough to start paying your own way.”...


2020 Icons: Phil Kuharski

Phil Kuharski, the former Fidelity Mutual Savings Bank executive long known as the leading economic authority on the Spokane real estate market, says he’s been working with numbers since he was 6 years old....


2020 Icons: Pam Senske

Though founded by a man in the predominantly male world of manufacturing, West Plains packaging equipment manufacturer Pearson Packaging Systems has a long history of being run by women. And arguably, none played a more influential role than Pam Senske...


2020 Icons: John Stone

Now on his third attempt at retirement, longtime real estate developer John Stone says he has no intention of slowing down. “He’s just one of those who will always need something to do,” says Nikole Cummings, of Riverstone Holdings LLC....


2020 Icons: Tom Tiffany

People who know Tom Tiffany describe him as a science enthusiast with a knack for strategizing, traits that served him well in his career in the medical laboratory industry. “I was always enamored with the sciences,” he says....

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