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Guest Commentary: ‘Bumper Car Therapy’ might shake off angst of COVID era

Over the last 40 years, our family has vacationed at the same place on the beach. While the buildings have been refurbished, the complex remains largely unchanged. The exception was last year when the COVID pandemic shut down travel and beach lodging. ...

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Three new Spokane-area townhome projects in the works

Three townhome-style projects with construction values totaling $5 million are planned or underway in the Spokane area. Will Clark, owner of Union Townhomes at 1724 N. Union Road in Spokane Valley, says work on the first phase of a two-phase...

Giant Storage complex planned in Post Falls

Post Falls-based Steel Structures America Inc. has started construction on the first phase of what eventually will be a self-storage complex encompassing 10 buildings with a storage capacity of 170,000 square feet, says the project’s co-owner....

MacDonald-Miller expands into Spokane market

Mechanical contractor MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions Inc. has established an office in Spokane, its second in the Inland Northwest. Based in Seattle, MacDonald-Miller provides energy efficient building systems, mechanical repairs,...

Spokane Public Schools to wrap up conceptual plans for two middle schools

Spokane Public Schools is finalizing the schematic designs for the new Carla Peperzak Middle School project and the Sacajawea Middle School replacement project....

Why Realtors, others pulled out of city’s housing plan

In the Housing Action Plan the Spokane City Council is expected to consider on July 26, you’ll see the names of the Housing Plan Working Group, individuals and organizations included to provide guidance on existing housing challenges, provide input ...

105 apartment units planned in two projects

RYN Built Homes LLC, of Spokane Valley, has started construction on an apartment complex that will have 72 total units with an estimated construction value of $7.5 million, according to city of Spokane Valley documents....

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Moses Lake school design promotes project-based learning

Moses Lake, like many central Washington cities, has been growing for decades. The region has been attractive to both the technology and manufacturing industries....

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Johnston Engineering builds on strong 2020

Johnston Engineering PLLC saw its strongest year-over-year growth last year and is on track to meet or exceed that level this year, says owner Andy Johnston....

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‘Pringles’ church roof dubbed feat of engineering

Although Spokane doesn’t have the most recognizable skyline, assistant professor of civil engineering at Gonzaga University Joshua Schultz would argue that the buildings within it are nothing short of spectacular....

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