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Big money OK’d for Fairchild

President Clinton has signed into law an appropriations bill that includes $38 million for new construction and design work at Spokane-area military facilities.The bill, the Fiscal Year 2000 Military Construction Appropriations Act, includes for...

Creating new veins to ease pain

Spokane radiologist Rod Raabe has begun implanting artificial veins inside blocked blood vessels in patients legs to help restore blood flow and eliminate leg pain that can be debilitating.Raabe is working with the Heart Institute of on...

FirstBank hopes to open branch in Liberty Lake

FirstBank Northwest, a rapidly growing bank with headquarters in Lewiston, Idaho, and an office in Coeur dAlene, has applied to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for approval to establish a branch bank in Liberty Lake.If the FDIC the a...

Farmers & Merchants plans branch

Spokane-based Farmers & Merchants Bank plans to open a new on the southern edge of downtown Spokane by the end of the year, says Ric Odegard, the banks executive vice president and chief operating officer.A new branch, to be located in a...

Company plans building southwest of downtown

A Spokane limited liability company called Otak Holdings LLC says it plans to develop a three- or four-story office building on a one-block parcel that it recently bought southwest of downtown Spokane.Otak would develop the structure on a...

Bankruptcy judge OKs sale of Alloy’s assets

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge here has authorized the sale of the assets of Alloy Trailers Inc., of Spokane, to California-based Alliance LLC, essentially clearing the way for a financial rescue of the struggling trailer-manufacturing John M....

Another industrial park eyed

A new 21-acre industrial park is being proposed along Sullivan Road in the Spokane Valley, adding to recent and envisioned development activity along that burgeoning north-south arterial.Bob Bonuccelli, of Village Square Realty Inc., is seeking...

SESCO fans its wildfire growth

Spokane Electrical Services Co. (SESCO), the Spokane-based parent of Rods Electric, Power City Electric, and PowerCom, plans to hire more than 50 additional workers and acquire at least one more companyboth by the end of this yearand is...

State plans Valley call center

The Washington state Employment Security Department says it plans to open a new 80-employee call center in the Spokane Valley late next year, where it will handle unemployment insurance claims by telephone, primarily for Eastern and Central a...

Chapter Eleven plans to close two locations

Spokane restaurateur Jim Becker and his partner, Jim Eagle, of Yakima, plan to close the Chapter Eleven restaurants here at 9304 N. Division and 7720 E. Sprague by Labor Day. The Chapter Eleven restaurant at 105 E. Mission will remain three a...

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