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Concrete pumping tax to proceed

A bill intended to clarify the definition of concrete pumping services for tax-assessment purposes will be reintroduced in the next session of the Washington state Legislature, says Sen. Jeff Holy, of Cheney. ...

TEDx organizers in Spokane hope to keep event interactive

Organizers of the TEDx Spokane annual fall conference for discussing promising new ideas in science and culture are bracing for potential adjustments in how they will schedule the event and raise funds for it. ...

The Journal’s View: Nuanced approach need in bringing back business

We get it. We, as a business community, understand the seriousness of coronavirus and why we’re being asked to participate in social distancing. At the same time, each of us also knows our respective businesses better than anyone else and is capable ...

Guest Commentary: Truckers rolling on amid ranks of unsung heroes

As we get deeper into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding more Americans to thank. Until recently, truckers have been behind the scenes just doing their jobs, but as shoppers learn how groceries and necessities ...

COVID-19 calls for rethinking workplace learning

Successful organizations understand the importance of investing in training and learning opportunities. However, in a matter of weeks, the learning landscape has changed dramatically....

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Mullen Technologies agreement on West Plains expires

The letter of intent signed by Brea, California-based Mullen Technologies Inc. committing to take land for an envisioned electric sports car manufacturing plant expired March 31, leaving the young company’s future in the region somewhat uncertain. ...

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Estimated $440 million in construction projects on hold in Spokane area

Nearly $440 million in commercial and residential construction projects is estimated to be on hold in the Spokane region during Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” mandate that has deemed private residential and commercial construction ...

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Silver linings emerge amid coronavirus storm

Shannon Myers never thought she’d be talking about toilet paper so much, even though she’s the spokeswoman for a company that makes it. Though Spokane-based Clearwater Paper Corp. doesn’t have hard revenue figures yet for the first quarter of 2020...

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Senior safety in Spokane

Keith Fauerso, executive director of the Cheney Care Community senior living home, says quarantine measures implemented due the coronavirus pandemic only have furthered the isolation experienced among those who are the most susceptible to the virus....

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North Idaho looks to accommodate influx of retirees

Kootenai County has experienced an influx of retirees moving into the region over the last decade, and builders have struggled to keep up with the demand for housing, some observers say. ...

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