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Helping U stop at the Xing

Brian and Kathy Mathis might well take a certain satisfaction from telling motorists where they can get off.Its not that either of them is prone to road rage. Its just that the need to tell drivers where to go and where not to go, and what &...

Ashley Gardens is defunct

Ashley Gardens at Northpointe, a 2-year-old dementia-care facility at 12420 N. Ruby, on Spokanes North Side, closed its doors last month, laying off 23 workers and forcing eight residents to find other accommodations.Two other dementia-care to...

Workplace stress: Deal with it

In a ruling with potentially broad implications for employers, the Washington state Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a civil lawsuit brought by a Spokane worker who claimed she developed a stress disorder and quit her job because of an and...

Avista eyes healing remedies

After sustaining deep financial wounds in 2001, Avista Corp. is aiming to take some important steps in the first quarter toward recovery.First, though, the Spokane company, hurt over the last two years by precipitous wholesale energy prices and...

Schweitzer owner details long-term development

Schweitzer Mountain Resort is embarking on an aggressive development program that includes marketing some of its 7,000 acres of property to other developers; increasing air-travel access to Sandpoint; and engaging in joint marketing efforts with to...

Bankruptcy filings hit record level in district

Bankruptcy filings in Eastern Washington rose last year to a record high, and some observers say the increase will continue.During 2000, businesses and individuals filed 8,357 petitions seeking protection from creditors in the U.S. Bankruptcy in...

Deaconess, Shriners consider joint venture

Deaconess Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children-Spokane are studying the idea of creating a joint childrens hospital, although little is being said publicly about what such a venture would entail.We have been in preliminary with...

Spokane’s Crows Nest inks deal with MP3.com

Crows Nest Entertainment Inc., of Spokane, has signed a pact with San Diego-based MP3.com Inc. through which it will begin selling and installing a new Web-based business music and advertising delivery service nationwide.Pat Stimpson, executive...

Metropolitan ends its year with red ink

Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities Co., the big Spokane-based financial-services company, has posted a loss applicable to common shareholders of about $12.2 million for its 2000 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30.The loss represented a sharp from a...

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