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Exec said to be trying to stop project collapse

A Spokane real estate executive says a California businessman is trying to prevent the collapse of a call-center project here after two men and a company that allegedly were involved in the project were indicted by a Spokane grand jury for federal...

Coldwater Creek ends foray in Japanese market

Coldwater Creek Inc., the Sandpoint, Idaho-based direct-mail retailer, has pulled out of the Japanese market after testing it for about two years. The company, tucked away in North Idahos Selkirk Range, sells gifts, clothing, and home furnishings...

Local companies likely to get turbine plant work

Cogentrix Energy Inc., a Charlotte, N.C.-based power producer, will serve as its own general contractor on construction of a $100 million power plant it is developing in Rathdrum, Idaho, with Avista Power Inc., of Spokane. The company will strive...

Longtime Garfield bank to enter Spokane market

State National Bank, a 97-year-old Garfield, Wash.-based bank, is building a branch on Spokanes North Side, is looking for an additional three locations for branches in the Spokane area, and eventually might relocate its headquarters here, says a...

A reflection of talent

Steve Talbotts Spokane Valley studio shows off his stained glass windows, glass door panels sandblasted with elaborate designs, and etched tabletopsbut the name of his business, Artistic Glass, only begins to tell his story.Over more than a...

Calvert to build new plant

Calvert Technologies Inc., a West Plains control panel manufacturer that expanded into electronic jail systems late last year after buying a division of Telect Inc., of Liberty Lake, says it plans to develop a new manufacturing plant in Airway and...

Printer maker turns new page

Output Technology Corp., the resilient Spokane manufacturer of high-speed computer printers, views 1999 as a clean sheet of paper upon which it hopes to imprint the first lines of its next chapter as a company.It wont be Chapter 11. Earlier...

Bankruptcy filings rise again

Bankruptcy filings in Eastern Washington rose again in 1998, to a record high, and bankruptcy observers say theres no signs that the increases will end anytime soon.Businesses and individuals filed 7,795 petitions seeking protection from in in...

Telect starts division for audio-visual gear

Telect Inc., the big Liberty Lake-based maker of telecommunications equipment, has launched a new division to serve the broadcast industry and industrial customers, as well as the relatively new and fast-expanding market of home automation and has...

Doctors take a glance at single-payer system

When a resolution calling for formation of a task force to study a single-payer health-care system surfaced at the 1998 annual meeting of the Washington State Medical Association, many felt it would be promptly rejected.Instead, the body, the of...

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