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Waste incinerator may get $1.3 million changeover

The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System is considering a $1.25 million upgrade to the Waste to Energy Facility that would enhance its electrical generating efficiency by about a megawatt, or enough electricity to power 500 homes.The Spokane City...

Argonne sewer project disrupts stores’ traffic

Six years ago, Bert McCollum thought shed found her corner. Abandoning the small, beauty salon she had operated from a remodeled residence near University City for 13 years, she bought a lot at the northwest corner of Mission Avenue and Argonne a...

Winery to debut first vintages

A new Spokane winery, Townshend Cellars, is getting ready to release its first wines this fall. Townshend Cellars (pronounced Townsend) is located on the Greenbluff property of its owners, Don and Michelle Townshend. The couple founded the in of...

Air-cargo drop continues; passenger trips slip, too

Air-cargo volumes handled at Spokane International Airport fell again in May, continuing a downward trend in air freight and airmail shipments there that began last summer. Total inbound and outbound air-cargo shipments in May totaled 4,476 29...

Design work to begin on $10 million crime lab

The Washington State Patrol soon will begin pre-design work on a $10 million crime laboratory to be built on the Cheney campus of Eastern Washington University.In conjunction with that planning, EWU will take steps to institute a degree program...

Throwing without your arm

In the mid-1980s movie The Karate Kid, a wise, old martial-arts instructors first several lessons for his young prodigy involved having the youth perform tedious household tasks, rather than the kicking and punching exercises commonly with to...

Focus 21 successor is studied

Business leaders here are working to set up a new economic-development campaign to succeed the $5 million, five-year Focus 21 effort, which has entered its final year.JoAnn Ficca, who served for a year as Focus 21s president and now is working...

The ‘last mile’ here may be long

They call it the last milethat stretch between the high-speed data lines you hear so much about and the individual buildings and homes that so far lie outside of their reach.Its lure is great: lightning-fast Internet access for the masses...

Tech parts makers retrench

Left high and dry by a slowdown in the electronics industry, Spokane-area high-tech parts manufacturers have had to chart new courses.Some of the companies have searched extensively elsewhere in the West for new business, a strategy that has off...

Master plan to outline future of state Route 41

To prevent state Route 41 in Kootenai County from becoming a commercial strip, the city of Post Falls is seeking a consultant to draft a master plan that would govern future development of the highway and adjacent property. Post Falls received a...

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