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Liberty Lake company develops motors for NASA

Liberty Lake-based contract equipment manufacturer Frencken America Inc., a division of Malaysia-based Frencken Group Ltd., is celebrating the success of several motors it designed, manufactured, and tested for NASA’s Orbiting ...

Frontier Communications sells assets

Connecticut-based telecommunications company Frontier Communications Corp. has agreed to sell its assets and operations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana to Kirkland-based WaveDivision Capital LLC and Searchlight Capital Partners LLC ...

New speakeasy bar planned downtown

Construction has started on Scofflaws Book Club, a new speakeasy-themed bar that’s planned to open in the historic Legion Building, at 108 N. Washington downtown. ...

Post Falls chef revives business

Basic Kneads Personal Chef & Catering has returned to the Post Falls area. Owner and chef Rhea Skinner says she restarted the business about three months ago as an online service for customers in Spokane, Kootenai, Benewah, and Bonner counties. ...

Lumberbeard Brewing planned in Third Avenue space

Lumberbeard Brewing plans to open in late summer in what was formerly the Culligan Water Systems space at 25 E. Third. ...

A first look at Canopy Credit Union’s new look

This rendering from HDG Architecture provides a first look at Spokane Federal Credit Union’s rebrand to Canopy Credit Union, which will take effect July 22. The credit union is constructing a new branch at 13015 E. Sprague, in Spokane Valley....

Duplex, townhome activity could rise amid infill push in Spokane

Spokane County is experiencing a slight increase in construction of duplexes and townhouses, a trend that some local experts say is likely to continue as the city of Spokane looks to boost infill development and smaller investors seek to develop ...

Community Frameworks readies for $6.6 million project

Community Frameworks, a nonprofit low-income housing provider, has submitted a predevelopment application to the city of Spokane for an envisioned 43-unit low-income residential complex that would be developed on a 1-acre site on the 400 and 500 blocks ...

Centennial Properties breaks ground on warehouse project in Spokane Valley

Centennial Properties Inc. is starting work on the first of three planned, 60,000-square-foot manufacturing warehouses on 18 acres of undeveloped commercial land in Spokane Valley, says Doug Yost, director of real estate for Centennial. ...

Mead school district to erect two new schools

Construction of two new schools – Creekside Elementary and Highland Middle School – has started in the Mead School District north of Spokane, says Ned Wendle, the district’s director of facilities and planning. ...

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