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Focus on drainage intensifies

Storm-water management, once given little local-government attention compared with sanitary-sewer and drinking-water issues, has turned into a $120 million-plus concern in Spokane County, and officials soon may be looking to businesses here to a of...

Condo plan ready

Spokane developer and general contractor Mick McDowell has firmed up plans for a 10-story, roughly $8 million high-end condominium project on Riverside Avenue, just west of downtown Spokane, that would overlook Peaceful Valley and the Spokane He to...

Avista might relocate units

Avista Corp., of Spokane, is considering moving its non-regulated businesses out of Spokane and expects to decide whether it will do so within the next six to 12 months.Tom Matthews, Avistas chairman, president, and CEO, declines to disclose a...

Construction to begin on Kalispel Casino soon

The Kalispel Indian tribe hopes to break ground this month on its planned $17 million gambling casino in Airway Heights, and anticipates opening the 60,000-square-foot facility, which will be called Kalispel Casino, early next spring.The tribe a...

Inland Empire Paper seeks rezone in Valley

Inland Empire Paper Co., of Millwood, is seeking a zone change on 106 acres of the land it owns in the Mirabeau Point area, as part of a long-standing plan to have some of its holdings there developed commercially.The Spokane Valley paper is to...

Liberty Lake MeadowsÂ’ plans change in scope

A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared for a big Liberty Lake-area development that was announced two years ago and includes plans for about 1,800 residences and lots for light industrial use.Called Liberty Lake Meadows, the 90...

Ross Stores plans outlet in the Valley

Ross Stores Inc., of Newark, Calif., plans to open a 30,000-square-foot Ross Dress for Less discount clothing store in the Spokane Valley Plaza, which is located on the east side of Sullivan Road between Broadway Avenue and Interstate 90.David a...

Costco said eyeing move of its Third Avenue store

Costco Companies Inc., the big, Issaquah, Wash.-based membership warehouse chain, is searching for a new home for its cramped, 16-year-old store on Third Avenue southeast of downtown Spokane, knowledgeable real estate sources here say.Costco who...

New nursing shortage looms

Spokane-area hospitals are bracing for another upsurge in the cyclical shortage of nursesonly this cycle is expected to be more significant and longer-lasting than those experienced in the past.This (shortage) isnt going to go awayat not...

Unusual restaurant eyed in Odd Fellows building

Steve Livingstone, one of the founders of Bayou Brewing Co., says he now hopes to try an unusual restaurant idea in the ballroom of the restored Odd Fellows Lodge, at 1017 W. First.Livingstone currently is working on recruiting a small group of...

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