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Driving schools eye ‘tidal wave’

Commercial driver-education schools here are expecting a wave of new business this fall as local school districts hike the prices they charge for drivers training or drop those programs altogether.To handle the anticipated demand, one local a...

Battered Telect dusts itself off

When Telect Inc. celebrated its 15th anniversary five years ago next month, the gala affair in the Opera House downtown celebrated a big expansion of its Liberty Lake campus, the opening of a new plant in Mexico, and the expectation that its annual...

Housing solid, Fannie Mae director says

The nations strong housing market has been a Band-Aid for the rest of the U.S. economy despite shocks from the high-tech industrys implosion, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and the corporate and accounting scandals, says a Fannie Mae director...

ICM’s push in new strategic directions intensifies

Diversification is one of those words money managers seem to toss around like dentists do the word floss. For ICM Asset Management Inc., however, the term isnt about the makeup of an investment portfolio so much as an internal business to...

State National Bank rallies behind young CEO

Greg Deckard has made a career out of wearing multiple hats at small community banks here. He confesses, though, that the breadth of his responsibilities widened considerably after he became president and CEO of State National Bank here in May at a...

Wet-lab space for young companies said lacking

A new building in the University of Idaho Research Park in Post Falls isnt even done yet, but nearly all of the laboratory space that will be in it is spoken for already.Also, all of the wet-lab space at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research a...

Biomedical campus would tap others’ assets

Spokane biotech proponents should push for the development of a health and biomedical sciences campus here to focus on taking the basic research done at Inland Northwest university and federal laboratories and moving it toward commercialization...

Bio-OriGyn’s lubricant to launch in December

Bio-OriGyn LLC, of Spokane, has signed two pacts through which it expects to bring to market its first consumer product for human infertility. One of the agreements is with Unicep Packaging Inc., of Sandpoint, which will mix and fill about of a...

UI inks new research park occupants

Several new tenants plan to move to the University of Idaho Research Park, in Post Falls, after a new building there is completed this week.Doug McQueen, the research parks director, says the new tenants include a young Moscow, Idaho, biotech...

City University stops accepting students here

The Spokane campus of City University, an accredited four-year college for working adults, has scaled back its Spokane presence greatly and is no longer accepting new students here.Ten students, who currently are enrolled in two City University...

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