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STCU names Eckhardt as its new president, CEO

STCU, the Liberty Lake-based credit union, announced this afternoon that it has selected veteran bank executive Ezra Eckhardt to become its new president and CEO. He will start in that position Jan. 1. Eckhardt will replace Tom Johnson, who announced p...

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Spokane brews craft community, with more on tap

In the past five years, the beer-brewing community here has transformed from a near novelty to a Spo...

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A new approach to Riverfront Park

As some long-envisioned improvements to downtown Spokane’s Riverfront Park start to become reality...

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Median household income increase in Spokane County outpaces U.S., state

Household income in Spokane County has increased at a faster pace than statewide and national income...

HiTest Sand buys land to build silicon plant south of Newport

Canada-based HiTest Sand Inc. has bought 186 acres of land south of Newport, Wash., and started the ...

West Star Industries eyes $5.6 million facility in Hayden

West Star Industries, a Hayden-based maker of commercial stainless steel food-service products and equipment, plans to build a $5.6 million manufacturing plant in Hayden, a building permit application on file with the North Idaho city shows. Michelle Foc...

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Avista starts construction of $22 million facility in Spokane Valley

Avista Corp. plans to break ground this week on a new $22 million building that will replace its 61-year-old natural gas facility in Spokane Valley. To be located at 2406 N. Dollar Road, the 88,000-square-foot Dollar Road Service Center will be four time...

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Snacktivist Foods: Health food’s sweet spot

Joni Kindwall-Moore and her children have issues with certain foods. Eggs give her hives, and wheat makes her joints ache. Her son experiences bouts of digestive troubles and eczema from some foods, and her daughter was born intolerant of dairy products....

Black Realty works through issues at Painted Hills development

Spokane real estate development company Black Realty Inc. is planning a residential development with 580 planned living units at the former Painted Hills Golf Course site at 4403 S. Dishman–Mica Road. Bryan Walker, development project manager with Blac...

Ignite Northwest gears up for fifth startup class

From a company that manufactures tidy portable toilets to one that produces high-quality microbiology media plates, Ignite Northwest, now assisting its fifth class, continues a trend of training a diverse group of companies. “We’re very excited to we...

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