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Preparing for CARES: Businesses line up for Paycheck Protection Program loans

Spokane-area small-business owners are looking into taking advantage of aid offered to them through the CARES Act, says Sheryl McGrath, Spokane-based associate state director of the Washington Small Business Development Center. ...

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State ABLE programs helps disabled people save for future

Washington state has added another tool to its roster to provide financial independence for those with disabilities and is engaged in a statewide push to increase awareness of its new ABLE program. ...

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Around Town

Seattle-based Grand Coulee Building LLC has purchased the 43,900-square-foot retail and residential Grand Coulee Building, at 106 S. Cedar, as an investment. The building has 49 residential units and seven retail spaces. ...

Spokane employers send first wave of layoff notices to state

Over the last few weeks, a half-dozen businesses with employees in Spokane County have filed notices signaling the Washington state Employment Security Department of temporary layoffs of more than 800 workers. ...

Harlan Douglass envisions industrial complex on West Plains

Longtime Spokane real estate developer Harlan Douglass has set his sights on his next big development, a 19-building, 1.52 million-square-foot industrial complex on the West Plains. ...

MultiCare consolidates Rockwood clinics temporarily

MultiCare Health System is consolidating operations temporarily at some of its Rockwood primary-care clinics in order to reduce potential exposure of staff and patients to those who have contracted COVID-19. ...

Most PNW commodities to be ‘slightly profitable’

Most Pacific Northwest agricultural commodities are expected to be slightly profitable, though some will see drops in pricing due to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a quarterly report by Spokane-based agricultural lending cooperative ...

Xcraft raises $1.1M though crowdfunding effort

XCraft Enterprises Inc., the Coeur d’Alene-based drone manufacturer, raised $1.1 million in angel funding in a campaign that closed early last month through the StartEngine crowdfunding platform.  ...

Restaurants & Retail: In their own words

Taylor & Rachel Gano Fluffy’s Candy 9502 N. Newport Highway, suite 4B, Spokane 
 In November of 2019, after two years of throwing the idea of opening a full-service candy store around, my wife and I finally made the jump and began looking ...

The Journal’s View: Amid pain of virus pandemic, hopeful notes begin to ring

While our hearts go out to family, friends, and colleagues of victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re also seeing that these worst of times can bring out the best in people. And despite current economic pain and the sacrifices that come with the social ...

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