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Oil, coal train measure aims for ballot

One proposed ballot initiative that would put restrictions on oil and coal shipments via railroad through Spokane for public safety reasons is in the signature-gathering process, while another that sought to ban such shipments outright by codifying people...

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Golf season’s start dampened in Spokane

The wind stiffened and the rain increased when Rod Tamura stepped back from his attempt to chip onto...

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City’s economic development effort gains momentum

Officials with the city of Spokane say its economic development program is starting to have some not...

$1.5 million project slated at Music City Building

Spokane-based developer GVD Hospitality Management Services Inc. plans to start work this month on a...

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Action Fasteners reports rising revenue trend

Tim Jackson started Action Fasteners & Supply Inc., of Spokane, in 1994 out of his garage with two s...

Extended-stay hotel opens after long renovation

Lee Carney, principal and general manager at Turning Leaf Townhomes extended-stay lodging on Spokane’s North Side, says the facility is now fully operational after two years of room-by-room rehabilitation of the former Solar World Estates complex. Turn...

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Go Green Enterprises: Going with the ‘green’

When most people hear the name Go Green Enterprises, it’s unlikely they connect the newly formed business with Washington’s burgeoning marijuana industry. However, the name is oddly appropriate for the Spokane-based business, which became the first ...

McDonald’s tabs Spokane for mobile-order testing

Oakbrook, Ill.-based McDonald’s Corp. has rolled out mobile, to-go ordering beta testing at 51 restaurants across the Inland Northwest. Mark Ray Jr., owner of North Idaho Food Services Inc., which operates five McDonald’s restaurants in Post Falls an...

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Maryhill Winery to build tasting room in Kendall Yards

Craig and Vicki Leuthold, founders of the Maryhill Winery in Goldendale, Wash., say they plan to build a 5,000-square-foot satellite tasting room in the Kendall Yards development just northwest of downtown Spokane and expect to open it next fall. “Our ...

Atlas Staffing opens first branch office in Oregon

Spokane Valley-based Atlas Staffing Inc., a staffing and recruiting firm, says it has opened its first Oregon branch office. The company’s CEO and founder, Josh McKee, says Atlas has been growing quickly in the years since its 2011 start. ...

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