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K&N acquires competitor’s assets here

K&N Electric Motors Inc., a 56-year-old Spokane motor distributor and industrial-equipment service shop, has bought the assets of the former Spokane operation of Cleveland-based Grand Eagle Inc. and is moving into that companys facility.Grand...

Project Access would provide care to uninsured

Spokane physicians are exploring a program under which they and other health-care providers would offer free or low-cost medical care to low-income, uninsured residents here.The program, which is called Project Access and is modeled after of the...

Business coalition on health builds base

Dissatisfied with the continuing sharp upward trend in health-insurance premiums paid by businesses and their workers, an employer alliance has formed here to pursue a multipronged, locally focused strategy aimed at stabilizing health-care costs on...

Two SBIP projects to begin

Work is scheduled to start this week on two office-and-warehouse buildings, worth a combined about $5.3 million, in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park, in the Spokane Valley.Crown West Realty LLC, the 600-acre parks Spokane-based owner and...

Sundance Plaza project gets going on North Side

Sundance Plaza LLC, of Spokane, has inked Albertsons Inc. as the supermarket anchor for the planned Sundance Plaza Shopping Center on Spokanes North Side, and after a years delay, is moving forward with the projects $5.2 million first site...

Health insurer to launch defined-contribution plan

Spokane this spring will become the first market nationally in which a new, defined-contribution health-insurance plan called USelect is to be offered.The insurance product was developed and is to be launched here by a Minneapolis company, Inc.,...

A fishionado tackles the Web

I fish because I love to; because I love the environs where trout are found, which are invariably beautiful; because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power . Bud Frasca, of Coeur dAlene, says those...

City’s push to annex undeterred

City of Spokane officials say they arent going to let an adverse Washington state Supreme Court ruling stop the citys aggressive new annexation strategy.Late last year, Mayor John Powers proposed a city strategy to pursue the annexation of a...

Hospitality trade starts to heal

Earlier this year, WestCoast Hospitality Corp. CEO Donald Barbieri described the conditions facing the travel business as perhaps the most difficult economic environment in the recent history of the hospitality industry.Following the attacks...

Northpointe sees late bloom

For motorists zooming along U.S. 2 past Northpointe Plaza on Spokanes North Side, its difficult to see beyond the big retail centers acres of parking lots and sprawling conglomeration of interconnected stores.Hidden behind that sprawling...

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