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Truckers give Referendum 51 mixed reviews

Referendum 51, the Washington state transportation-improvement package that will be on the November ballot, is getting a mixed review from the Spokane-area trucking industry.The referendum would impact the trucking industry by increasing gross...

U.S. Customs has changed greatly here, post-Sept. 11

The job of a U.S. Customs Service inspector has changed a great deal since Sept. 11, 2001. Perhaps most notably, inspectors are busier, says Mike Marshall, port director at the U.S. Customs office here. Were doing a lot more inspections...

Incident responders smooth I-90 traffic

If you drive the Spokane-area stretch of Interstate 90 on your way to work, chances are youve passed by Ernie Sims.If so, hes already at work. His job is to ensure that nothing slows you down as you traverse the metropolitan area along more...

TTI’s new CEO plans sales and marketing push

With a new CEO at the helm, Translation Technologies Inc., of Spokane, is preparing to launch a software product that customers could use at their locations to translate computer-aided drafting, or CAD, files between CAD programs. The company a...

Speech-recognition systems let you do the talking

Talk back to the robo-voice that answers Kootenai Electric Cooperatives telephone, and it might help you do what you want instead of rambling on about buttons you can push on your phone to reach your party.The Hayden-based power providers a...

L&I targets framers for safety compliance

A stepped-up effort by the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries to identify safety violations in the residential framing industry has uncovered about 600 violations in L&Is Spokane region during the past 13 months.It appears as...

SIA to go ahead with building

Spokane International Airport has decided to move ahead with plans for a new multitenant speculative building in its business park on the eastern edge of the airport property.The Spokane Airport Board is seeking an architect to design the and a...

Greenstone starts work on South Hill project

Greenstone Corp., of Spokane, has started work on the first phase of a mixed-use development project at 44th Avenue and Regal Street on the South Hill, southwest of the former KHQ-TV building.Crews are doing site work and laying footings and of...

Biomedex launches unit to enter Chinese market

Spokane-based Biomedex Inc. has launched a subsidiary that hopes by next year to begin selling health-related products in China. The new unit, called Biomedex International LLC, already has hired an international marketing manager who has in in...

Metropolitan posts lower net income

Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities Co., of Spokane, has reported net income of about $366,000 for its third fiscal quarter ended June 30, down markedly from net income of about $5 million in the year-earlier quarter.The latest quarterly were on...

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