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Wonder Market secures first tenants

A Sandpoint-based coffee company and a Spokane-based lobster bar are slated to be among the first eateries in the Wonder Market, located at 835 N. Post on the periphery of downtown Spokane. In addition to Evans Brothers Coffee and High Tide Lobster Bar, ...

Famous Joe’s Vendor Emporium opens in Spokane Valley

Sally Guthrie, a co-owner of Famous Joe’s Vendor Emporium, says the goal she shares with her business partners ultimately is to fill the 12,000 square feet of space Famous Joe’s is leasing at 9126 E. Sprague, in Spokane Valley. ...

Spokane Organizing Solutions gears up

Born into a family of self-declared “stashers,” Spokane entrepreneur Kara Dixon says understanding that she needed to get her possessions better organized led her to found Spokane Organizing Solutions Inc., a company dedicated ...

Developer plans apartments new North Central High School

The city of Spokane has approved plans for an apartment complex just north of downtown, near North Central High School. Spokane-based Barnham Group plans to develop the 24-unit Wall Street Apartments complex on a vacant lot at 1405 N. Wall...

Spokane International Academy finds new home

The 4-year-old Spokane International Academy has leased a new home at 777 E. Magnesium in north Spokane, says Travis Franklin, principal of the charter school. ...

Hayden Homes to award affordable housing grants

Redmond, Oregon-based homebuilder and developer Hayden Homes LLC has announced an initiative that will award a total of $150,000 in grants to three cities, counties, or agencies in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon ...

The Journal’s View: Transportation funding faces tough road ahead

Regardless of how state constitutional challenges to the recently passed Initiative 976 play out in court, state and local entities will have to ask their constituents hard questions as they try to interpret voters’ message and potentially reset...

Guest Commentary: Affordable child care is crucial issue for employers

The lack of access to affordable, high-quality child care isn’t just a problem for families. A recently released report shows that it’s also a major issue for employers and for the overall economy. ...

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Marijuana market mellows in Spokane

Marijuana sales countywide and statewide continue to climb, albeit at a more gradual rate this year than in previous years, retailers and analysts say. ...

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Employment in Spokane cannabis market grows

Apex Cannabis co-founder Stacey Peterson spent the majority of the past weekend editing, then ultimately presenting, the marijuana and cannabis company’s 75-page training manual to key personnel in the business. ...

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