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The Journal’s View: Spokane City Council’s sit-lie ordinance suspension helps no one

The recent Spokane City Council action to suspend enforcement of the city’s “sit-lie” ordinance while the city addresses a lack of homeless shelters likely was taken through a sense of compassion, but the action was unneeded and helps no one. ...

Guest Commentary: Health care costs, quality should top Congress’ slate

When Congress convenes next year, lawmakers must focus on the cost and quality of health care. In November, voters made it clear that health care was on top of their minds. ...

Washington state denies HydroOne's acquisition of Avista

Washington state regulators denied the proposed acquisition of Avista Corp. by Canada-based Hydro One Limited, finding the merger wouldn't service the public interest. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission determined the proposed merge...

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NAI Black’s big move in downtown Spokane

Black Enterprises LP is considering a $5 million project that would convert the six-story James S. Black Building downtown into a mixed-use building with five floors of apartment units, says principal Dave Black....

Third generation takes helm at Amphenol Telect

Spencer Williams has been named general manager at Liberty Lake-based telecommunications equipment manufacturer Amphenol Telect. ...

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Christmas (shopping) comes early, Spokane retailers say

With the holidays fast approaching, Spokane-area retailers here say they’re preparing for another profitable sales season, with many hustling to create in-store experiences to rival the growing popularity of online shopping. ...

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Side Hustle Syrups: A sticky sweet hustle

Spokane startup Side Hustle Syrups began with a quest by brewer Dillon Hueser to craft a signature ginger beer for the Dry Fly Distilling Inc. tasting room....

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Nonprofits, landlords tackle housing affordability

Dozens of landlords and representatives of Spokane County nonprofit agencies that serve low-income and homeless people have partnered to create the Spokane Landlord Liaison Network, which aims to increase affordable housing options ...

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School work: A first look at the Lewis & Clark High School expansion

Spokane Public Schools plans to start work next spring on a $23.4 million addition at Lewis & Clark High School, on the periphery of downtown Spokane. The project will involve adding eight classrooms ...

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Manufacturing next-generation interest

When Spokane-based manufacturer Wagstaff Inc. landed a series of large contracts recently to produce custom machinery components, a quandary presented itself: the maker of aluminum-casting equipment didn’t have the skilled workforce needed ...

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