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Advisers: It’s OK to hold on to stimulus money

Spokane-area financial advisers have some ideas on what those who received the third round of federal stimulus checks should do with them. Those ideas have less to do with ways to spend the payments of up to $1,400 a person authorized under the...

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Northwest Entrepreneur Competition to host final round

Spokane’s University District and North Idaho College are collaborating to host the final round of the 16th annual Northwest Entrepreneur Competition online Thursday, April 15. Ryan Arnold, director of regional entrepreneurship strategy...

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Spokane native leads BECU’s growth here

Growing up on a Valley farm, Steve Hauschild tackled arduous jobs like clearing rocks from crop fields. Years later, he would clear the way for one of the nation’s largest credit unions to sprout in a new market....

Gestalt Diagnostics adds major specialty lab as client

An East Coast laboratory has selected Spokane-based Gestalt Diagnostics LLC to provide software to digitize the specialty laboratory’s workflow. BioReference Laboratories Inc. of New Jersey plans to use Gestalt’s PathFlow, a digital workflow...

Avista eyes Montana winds for new energy resource

Avista Corp. has set its sights on new wind power generation and upgrades to its existing renewable energy sources as part of the company’s push toward its clean energy goals. ...

Spokane Digestive Center debuts new clinic

Founded more than four decades ago, the Spokane Digestive Center announced the recent opening of its new and first-ever Spokane Valley location....

Business Interiors of Idaho opens first Spokane location

Commercial office furniture company Business Interiors of Idaho has opened its first Spokane store at 408 W. Third downtown. The 35-year-old Boise, Idaho-based company debuted the store a month ago in a 1,000-square-foot showroom floor....

Use stimulus money for spring fun, but spend it here

Spring is here in the Inland Northwest, and after a year of this pandemic, change is our new normal. Most of us haven’t had a chance to respond to all the changes, and instead have only been reacting. ...

Pandemic has accelerated major transformations

With tulips blooming and vaccines being administered, the warmer days of spring promise renewal ahead, and none too soon for Americans who have endured the tragedy and isolation of COVID-19 for the past year. Under such unusual conditions, America’s co...

The Journal’s View: New downtown plan should recognize greatest challenges

Those working on the downtown master plan should be lauded for collaboration in rolling out a vision to energize Spokane’s urban core. Their plan of action, however, should recognize the top areas of concern that were identified early in the drafting...

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