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Group forms to save West Paoins rail supr

In an effort to preserve rail access to industrial areas on Spokanes West Plains, a committee formed by a variety of business and governmental interests here is exploring ways of rerouting the Geiger rail spur at a cost estimated between $2 and a...

Wal-Mart says planned CdÂ’A store now on hold

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has put its proposed new Coeur dAlene store on hold while it waits for the Idaho Transportation Department to finish a traffic study of U.S. 95.The company cant carry on with its planning work for the store, which it to...

Deadline could prompt Kaiser restart, union says

Many idled Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. Steelworkers can receive one more year of curtailment pay before the company is obligated to begin paying them early-retirement benefits in the event they arent back to work, and while many Steelworkers...

$4 million office project begins at Liberty Lake

Spokane developer WAM Enterprises Inc. has started work on a $4 million speculative office building in Liberty Lake.The structure is being built on a 1.75-acre site at 23321 E. Knox, just west of the Foretravel Inc. recreational-vehicle Bruce on...

Chamber poll tries to grasp tough times

Initial results of a new Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce telephone survey hint that at least three of every five chamber members have been impacted negatively by recent economic trends and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Marty Dickinson, of...

New services here boost TravelersÂ’ employment

The Spokane office of Hartford, Conn.-based Travelers Property Casualty Corp. wont reach earlier projections that it would employ 500 workers here by the end of 2000, but has added two new servicesand nearly 75 workersduring the last 12 234 a...

Investors buy part of Northwood

Northview Ventures LLC, a company formed by a group of real estate investors here, has bought a 50 percent interest in the undeveloped parts of the big Northwood subdivision in the Spokane Valley.Bryan Walker, Northview Ventures managing says...

Blood bank plans new, big facility

The Inland Northwest Blood Center has agreed to buy property north of the Spokane River near downtown, the first step in an $8 million project to give the organization a larger, more modern headquarters.The blood center could begin construction...

Yamana to acquire four Argentinian properties

Yamana Resources Inc., of Spokane, has agreed to buy Platero Resources Inc., a Yukon Territory-based exploration company with potential mining properties located near Yamanas Martha Mine and Martinetas property in Santa Cruz province in which is...

How pricey are thy branches?

Shortages are causing price hikes up and down the West Coastand were not talking about electrical power.Because of changes in the Christmas tree-growing business a decade or more ago, the supply of Christmas trees has shrunk. Following that...

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