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Karli and Caleb Ingersoll to open Lucky You Lounge music venue

Lucky You Lounge, a new eclectic music venue and night club, is set to have a soft opening in April and already has a music lineup for May....

The Journal’s View: Condominium development regulations need to be reformed

As state lawmakers address housing affordability this legislative session, they should heed calls to revise laws and regulations that create barriers to homeownership.e...

Guest Commentary: Private sector is stepping up in support of tourism

As our national deficit approaches $22 trillion—$180,000 per taxpayer—and state and local governments deal with skyrocketing costs for health care, pensions, education, and public safety, we will have to do things differently. ...

Most investors don’t know what they pay for funds

If you were asked to make a purchase for a friend, one of the first questions they would undoubtedly pose upon delivery is, “How much did you pay for it?” This is a reasonable question given that most consumers want to ensure they’re getting...

Bear market might not be finished with its hibernation

We’re dealing with a number of issues, including computer generated algorithms, bearish rhetoric, political discourse, and of course trade issues—primarily with China....

Avista, Hydro One terminate agreement

Spokane-based Avista Corp. and Hydro One Ltd., of Toronto, Ontario, say they’ve agreed mutually to terminate their previously announced acquisition agreement....

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Post Falls holster maker shifts aim

Thomas Tedder, founder of Post Falls gun holster manufacturer Tedder Industries LLC, has sold a majority share of the company to Houston-based investment concern Main Street Capital Corp., and says he now plans to focus on real estate investments ...

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Washington’s condominium conundrum

The Washington state Condominium Act adds to development costs and liabilities making condo construction an unattractive option for builders seeking to meet the demand for affordable housing, some construction industry professionals here say....

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Vested networking group launched in Spokane for female entrepreneurs

Spokane entrepreneur and graphic designer Anna Abel has launched Vested, a company that provides networking opportunities for female entrepreneurs. Vested sold out its kickoff event, which was in November at the Washington Cracker Co....

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Off site, on point

With rising labor costs and a shortage of construction workers, off-site construction is becoming more widely used as a method for Spokane-area contractors and subcontractors to save money and boost project efficiency...

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