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Gonzaga to build housing on former law school site

Gonzaga University plans to raze in July the soon-to-be-vacated building that currently houses the library and classrooms for its School of Law, and build in the structures place three apartment buildings for student housing.The apartment will...

Sacred Heart to spin off share of surgery center

Sacred Heart Medical Center plans to shift the ownership of its ambulatory surgery center, located in the Sacred Heart Doctors Building on the hospital campus, to a new limited liability corporation that will be owned by Sacred Heart and surgeons a...

Tapping the bucks of the Irish

COEUR DALENE Ilene Moss suspects that theres a mischievous leprechaun loose in the land who steals Irish-wool knit hats.She sells such hats at her Coeur dAlene shop, All Things Irish; the funny thing is, she says, most of the people who...

Longtime burial-vault maker broadens scope

Spokane Wilbert Vault always has been known as a burial-vault maker. Through the years, though, the company quietly has gained a regional reputation as a supplier of hundreds of different precast concrete products, ranging from water tanks to To...

Learning center opens in EWU facility here

Eastern Washington University has opened up its building in downtown Spokane to a consortium that plans to offer job assessment and training to employees who work in the downtown core and to people who are looking for entry-level positions.The a...

Out-of-town SBA lender enters Spokane

Commerce Loan Co., a division of San Diego-based Bank of Commerce, has opened a loan-production office in the Spokane Valley.The office, at 2510 N. Pines, is the 23rd location for Commerce Loan, which has received a preferred lender designation...

Accounting firm, lender to buy downtown building

The Griffiths & Co. PS accounting firm and KDL Inc., which operates as Inland Mortgage, have agreed to buy the 10,000-square-foot Chamberlain Building, at 906 W. Sprague downtown, and hope to move into the two-story structure in May. Tom owner a...

Shop offers stitch in time

For three generations, Darrell Smiths family has sold sewing machines from a shop at the corner of Sprague Avenue and Napa Street in East Spokane. In the decades since Smiths grandfather, William Boyd, and Boyds partner, Jay Walker, Co. a...

Property tax levy rates rise

Businesses and homeowners in the city of Spokane will pay a higher property-tax levy rate this yearafter five years of decreasesdue partly to heightened school construction activity and a slower rise in overall property values here. On in also...

LineSoft sees blitzkrieg growth

Quiet through most of its first decade of existence, LineSoft Corp., of Spokane, has more than doubled in size during the past two years, and hopes to grow even faster over the next four years.The specialty software and engineering consulting in...

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