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The Journal’s View: Once again, a moratorium isn’t the answer in Latah Valley

A second moratorium on housing development in southwest Spokane might make for a nice campaign promise to those in that neighborhood, but it would do little to address growing pains along the U.S. 195 corridor. What such an extreme measure would do is ...

Guest Commentary: Manufacturing sector should be celebrated all year long

For the seventh consecutive year, Washington has marked the first week of October by celebrating the state’s remarkable manufacturing sector. The Association of Washington Business, which serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and...


Moratorium once more? Latah Valley growing pains have some talking about another development halt

A year after a six-month housing moratorium in Latah Valley was enacted by Spokane City Council, ...


Gonzaga student launches Table Topperz startup

No more naked tables. That’s the slogan at Table Topperz LLC, a Spokane startup company that turns ordinary tables and cornhole boards into works of art using adhesive vinyl wraps. ...


Luxury townhomes to rise at Atlas Waterfront site

Construction has started on six of 11 residential structures planned at the Toll Brothers at Atlas Waterfront site, in Coeur d’Alene...


Killer Burger franchise expands to Spokane Valley

Killer Burger, a popular Portland, Oregon-based burger franchise that has made headlines with its potentially polarizing Peanut Butter Pickle Bacon burger, is expected to open in Spokane Valley on Nov. 15. ...


New Rockwood Retirement CEO hits ground running

With a campus redevelopment wrapping up, a new partnership with Whitworth University being fostered, and an annual audit underway, Jim Maxwell is picking up right where his predecessor left off, all while searching for his own replacement. ...


WSU envisions $60M new building on Spokane campus

Washington State University is envisioning a new medical training facility at the university’s Spokane campus, says Eric Smith, director of facilities and capital projects at WSU in Spokane. ...


Gizmo makerspace tries to make ends meet

Gizmo-CdA Inc., the nonprofit makerspace located in Coeur d’Alene, is facing its biggest challenges to date. ...


Meet & Greet with Avista Corp.’s Heather Rosentrater

Heather Rosentrater is joining the ranks of Spokane’s growing ecosystem of female leaders as Avista Corp.’s next president—and the company’s first female president in its 134-year history. ...

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