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Place LA is off to strong start in blooming economy

After more than two decades working in landscape architecture, Joshua Tripp started Place Landscape Architecture LLC here on April Fool’s Day in 2016 with just $100 in a business account. Since then, says Tripp, the landscape architecture firm has flour...

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Greenways: Gonzaga students engineer future transport

Gonzaga University engineering professor Rhonda Young claims we’re in the midst of a new transportation era, similar to the days when cars first began to replace horse-and-buggy as the main mode of transportation. “We’re looking at a future with ...

Itron inks contracts far afield

Liberty Lake-based Itron Inc. says it has signed contracts for new projects with two utilities, Gulfport, Miss.-based Mississippi Power, and New Zealand-based Network Waitaki Ltd. Although Itron declined to disclose the value of either contract, the comp...

Permits secured for Gold Reserve project

Gold Reserve Inc., a mining company incorporated in Canada with executive offices in downtown Spokane, has received the permit to begin construction activities at a gold, copper, and silver mining project in southeast Venezuela in conjunction with the Ven...

Excelsior Youth Center leads formation of new care collaborative

Spokane nonprofit Excelsior Youth Center has teamed with two companies to establish Integrated Managed Care Collaborative, a new network tool aimed at helping behavioral health organizations prepare for the integration of health care in the Spokane region...

Hearings kicked off for $100 million rail project in Sandpoint

The BNSF Railway Co. is seeking environmental permits for a $100 million project that would add a second railroad bridge across Lake Pend Oreille, at Sandpoint, Idaho, for the purpose of easing rail congestion....

Noodle Express plans Airway Heights eatery

Montana-based restaurant chain Noodle Express has announced it plans to open a new restaurant in Airway Heights by the first week of June. Noodle Express’s Spokane-based vice president Chris Siemens says the new Airway Heights restaurant will be loca...

Women’s shoe store to kick off in Hayden

Once Upon A Shoe, a new women’s shoe boutique, is scheduled to open next month at 8206 N. Government Way, in Hayden. The store will be located in a 1,350-square-foot space formerly occupied by children’s clothing store Paris in Bleu in the Hayden ...

Record, vintage shop spins off in Browne’s

A new vinyl record and vintage goods store called Total Trash Records & Vintage opened early this month on the eastern edge of the Browne’s Addition neighborhood, at 1601 W. Pacific. The store’s owner, JJ Wandler, is the former co-owner of Garagela...

The Journal’s View: Head tax controversy is opportunity for Spokane

Seattle’s new head tax has been greeted by business with sharp criticism in some cases and begrudging acceptance in others. For Spokane economic development leaders, now is an opportune time to send the message to West Side companies: Come on over. ...

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