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Cosmic Cowboy Grill to open restaurant at River Park Square

Coeur d’Alene-based Cosmic Cowboy Grill owner Steve Eller says he’s signed a 10-year lease to occupy space on the ground level of River Park Square that once housed the Tortilla Union restaurant. ...

Rebel Junk Vintage Market plans to move Coeur d’Alene store

The Coeur d’Alene antique store, Rebel Junk Vintage Market, plans to move a little more than a mile north on Fourth Street from its current location. ...

The Journal’s View: Cheap car tabs won’t help Spokane’s transportation system

Initiative I-976, also known as the Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs measure, should be rejected by voters in November. The statewide measure, put forth by antitax activist Tim Eyman’s organization Permanent Offense, aims primarily to reduce or repeal ...

Guest commentary: Innovative mills help economy, environment at same time

Business, government, and residents share the same values. We place the highest premium on vibrant communities, healthy lands, and clean water. ...

Benson takes the helm of GSI

Greater Spokane Incorporated, the region’s business development organization, announced this afternoon that Alisha Benson has replaced Todd Mielke as its CEO....

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Spokane Mayor David Condon plans to finish strong

As David Condon approaches his last 100 days in office, Spokane’s first two-term, strong mayor is in a full sprint to the end. Condon says he’s hardly reflecting on all his administration has accomplished in the last eight years. ...

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Exbabylon IT Services rises from small-town start

With a population of just more than 2,000, the small northeast Washington town of Newport might not seem like an obvious place for the headquarters of a flourishing information technology management, cloud security, and consulting company....

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110-acre Abbott Grove Commerce Park eyed on West Plains

Cheyenne, Wyoming-based Mons Terram LLC is eying a new 110-acre light industrial park, tentatively named the Abbott Grove Commerce Park, on the West Plains. The complex is to be located to the south of Interstate 90, on vacant land just north...

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Establishing a health care corridor in Coeur d’Alene

The city of Coeur d’Alene is considering forming an urban renewal district to help create a health corridor. The city has formed a coalition that includes ignite cda, Kootenai Health, and Omaha, Nebraska-based consulting company HDR to develop a master...

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2019 Rising Stars: Sinead Voorhees

Sinead Voorhees, director of Whitworth University’s graduate studies in business program, characterizes herself as an underdog and a workhorse. Voorhees, age 34, was born and raised in Ireland, where her family often struggled to make ends meet. ...

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