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What’s happening with Gold Reserve in Venezuela

Doug Belanger, longtime president of Gold Reserve Inc., says the company will have financial reserves to continue operating for a number of years when he retires at year-end. But the company’s position with a South American gold, copper, and silver ...

Three things to know about community journalism

The Journal is making a lame attempt at becoming a woke publication. That’s the assertion of a reader who sent me a letter earlier this summer. He took issue with a story we wrote about a couple of women who had ...

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Moving the needle on analog music along Monroe

A local record connoisseur is opening Spokane Record Store on North Monroe Street this fall. Charley Berryhill says he plans to open the store at 1411 N. Monroe by Oct. 1. The 2,800-square-foot space, located two blocks south of the longtime ...

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Delivering a new approach at Holy Family

Providence Holy Family Hospital’s Family Maternity Center has launched TeamBirth, an initiative that aims to enhance the childbirth experience for expectant mothers. Deanna Higgins, nurse manager for the Family Maternity Center, says TeamBirth is...

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Ashley House to serve medically fragile children at new Spokane site

A new care facility for medically fragile children and teenagers will begin caring for patients this month on Spokane’s South Hill. Ashley House, based in Federal Way, Washington, provides 24-hour nursing care for medically fragile, medically complex,...

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Lakeland Village ramps up employee recruiting efforts

Tim Gerlitz, superintendent at Lakeland Village, a residential habilitation center for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, in Medical Lake, says stabilizing employment levels at the 283-bed facility is his No. 1 priority in his ...

The Journal’s View: Hydrogen fuel hub spotlight could shine here, statewide

The Spokane area and other parts of Eastern Washington have a good chance of taking a share of the spotlight as the state seeks to take the global stage in green hydrogen production as a vital component of decarbonizing the economy. ...

Guest Commentary: Inflation, labor uncertainties keep employers in state on edge

Is the U.S. economy headed into a recession? Has inflation peaked? When will the labor market ease? While economists debate questions like these, it’s helpful to hear from the men and women who own and operate businesses throughout Washington state. ...

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Rising Star Derek Taylor: Scoping out an untapped sports niche

Derek Taylor, CEO of Sport Scope Inc., is an example of a local, successful entrepreneur and deserves to be recognized as a Rising Star for his quiet and humble leadership style, says Tom Simpson, president and CEO of Ignite Northwest. ...

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Rising Star Heather Hamlin: Contagious energy leads to opportunity

Heather Hamlin says being executive director of the Women Helping Women Fund has been somewhat of a “full-circle moment” for her. “Growing up in a small town, my family utilized some of the same services that I now get to fund as a grant maker,” ...

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