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$9 million bond sale set for blood bank building

A state agency will issue nearly $9 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds next month to finance the construction of a new headquarters building here for the Inland Northwest Blood Center.Excavation for the new center already is under way on a site...

Giving new life to outboards

Need a water pump impeller for a 1974 9.8-horsepower Mercury outboard motor? How about new ignition coils for a 57 Johnson trolling motor or a switch box for a 79 115-horse Mercury outboard?Vintage Outboard & Marine Supply, a 4-year-old that...

Software maker hits hard times

MEISolutions.com Inc., a Spokane maker of software for retail transactions, is fighting for survival after two big contracts failed to produce the major jump in revenues the company had projected.In its retrenchment mode, the 17-year-old company...

Gonzaga firms up plans for dormitory complex

Gonzaga University says it plans to move forward with an about $4.2 million dormitory complex on the north side of its campus.The project will include construction of two dormitory buildings in the east 600 block of Sharp Avenue, just across the...

Passenger rail study unveiled

The introduction of daylight passenger rail service connecting Spokane, the Tri-Cities, and Seattle is feasible physically and operationally, a Washington state Department of Transportation study has found.However, the minimum $350 million worth...

M&L Supply: a local fixture through the years

When Dave Maxwell left his home in Butte, Mont., to come to Spokane in 1961, it was to manage a branch of M&L Supply Co., a family-owned plumbing and heating supplies distributor that his father, Thomas, had established with a partner in Butte is a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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