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Inland Power reports decline in net margins

Inland Power & Light Co., the Spokane-based electric cooperative, posted a decline in net margins in 2001 compared with the year earlier, but the number of customers it serves and the amount of electricity it sold both grew.Inland Power also to...

Sacred Heart reacquires assets of surgery center

Sacred Heart Medical Center has reacquired the assets of Doctors Building Day Surgery, which for the last two years has been owned and operated as a for-profit venture by Inland Northwest Ambulatory Surgery Center LLC.The hospital has bought out...

WSU plans scaled-down power plant in Pullman

Washington State Universitys plan to build a big power plant on its Pullman campus has been scaled back, but the project could get under way as early as June.If the plant receives various approvals, it would entail construction of a $56 system...

It’s all about funny business

A sell-out crowd of about 90 people, all waiting to laugh, filled the Magic Lantern Theater in downtown Spokane. Before long, a young man with screaming yellow hair, wearing a referees uniform, bounded out onto the small stage and began with the...

Spokane financial-services company is adding workers, showin

A little over a year ago, Spokane-based Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities Co. was in the midst of slashing its large work force by more than half as it exited the high-volume, low-margin mortgage-banking market and sought to redirect its resources...

Health trial targets absenteeism

A Spokane health-care plan administrator has launched a project to link employer-sponsored health-education programs with increases in worker productivityan approach that businesses would like to take, but that theyve historically been unable a...

AmericanWest set to expand

AmericanWest Bank, of Spokane, plans to open four new facilities in the Spokane area and North Idaho this year and hopes to move its downtown-Spokane branch next year into a sizable new building that it says developers are planning to construct in...

Western Garnet moving to Riverstone building

Western Garnet International Ltd., a Coeur dAlene-based provider of industrial garnets, says it will move its headquarters offices this month into Riverstone One, a multitenant office building in the Riverstone development in Coeur dAlene. is a...

Post Falls hospital will cost close to $18 million

A group of North Idaho physicians and a Chicago company have firmed up their plans to build a specialty surgical hospital in Post Falls, saying they plan to construct the facility at the northeast corner of Mullan Avenue and Syringa Street there, a...

District 81 is conducting new study

Spokane School District 81 has launched a facilities study to update a 1997 study that resulted in $104.5 million in improvements and construction projects for Spokane schools, says Mark Anderson, the districts associate superintendent for The...

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