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Mango Tree restaurant sprouts downtown

The Mango Tree Indian Kitchen & Tap House is slated to open by May in the 5,300-square-foot space occupied until recently by the Hills Restaurant & Lounge, at 401 W. Main, says Casey Garland, Mango Tree operations manager....

The Journal’s View: Cities obliged to encourage diverse infill development

Goals of the state’s Growth Management Act are in conflict with sentiments of neighbors to urban infill development in many cases, and local governments must muster the political will to see that such development can occur within existing urban growth...

Guest Commentary: State should fund WSU’s medical school growth plan

Four years ago, Washington State University made a promise to the state: Let us open a medical school, and we’ll educate doctors to help address a critical shortage of health care providers in Washington....

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Making a case for Boeing in Spokane

Chicago-based Boeing Co. is signaling it likely will delay announcing until next year its much anticipated new aircraft line referred to as the new middle-market airplane, or more informally the 797, says Larry Krauter, Spokane International Airport CEO. ...

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West Plains schools, communities grapple with big influx

West Plains school districts and municipal governments are trying to prepare for incoming developments that are expected to bring significant employment and population growth. Toby Broemmeling, executive director...

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Fairchild Air Force Base prepares for its large expansion

Fairchild Air Force Base is gearing up for a busy 2019 with the anticipated influx of new employees and the launch of new programs, says base commander Col. Derek Salmi. Salmi assumed command of the base in June 2018 from Col. Ryan Samuelson. ...

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Dawn of a new era at Morning Star Boys’ Ranch

Spokane-based nonprofit Morning Star Boys’ Ranch is in the midst of a capital campaign to renovate its facilities and expand its services to the community. Julie Morin, Morning Star’s director of development, says the organization is planning ...

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Delicious developments in Spokane’s doughnut scene

At the altar of our taste buds, it’s justifiable to sacrifice self-control. In the midst of a doughnut shop, for many, moderation becomes an enemy to be spurned at all costs, like an ex one wants to avoid. Eyeing an array of glucose coated circular ...

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WSU starts developing medical residency program

Having received initial accreditation for its graduate medical education program, Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is moving quickly to establish its own residency programs. In December, WSU hired Dr. Jonathan ...

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Icons Larry Stanley: Beyond an empire of bolts and screws

Honesty and going the extra mile are at the heart of everything he does, says Larry Stanley, founder of Spokane-based Empire Bolt & Screw Inc. Stanley, who started the wholesale hardware company in 1972 says he discovered the value of a good work ethic ...

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