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Parting Thoughts with Avista's Marian Durkin

Marian Durkin is retiring after 15 years at Avista Corp., where she helped to build its legal and compliance departments from the ground up. Durkin was born on the East Coast, and she says she’s been working her way westward ever since. ...

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At 30, Sacred Heart's heart transplant program looks to grow

In its 30th year of operation, the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Heart Transplant program now has completed 339 heart transplants. Moving forward, the program’s team leaders say they desire to continue expanding the unit. ...

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Excelsior to treat unwilling patients under Ricky's Law

Spokane’s Excelsior Youth Center is now prepared to treat minors who have been placed in inpatient treatment involuntarily for behavioral health and addiction issues. ...

Mixed export markets worry Washington's ag producers

Uncertainties in overseas markets due to COVID-19 will almost certainly put a dent in the sales of most Washington commodities abroad. An observer of the state’s grain market thinks wheat exports will remain unchanged this year, while the head of the a...

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UW satellite clinic offers liver treatment services

Two liver specialists with the University of Washington say they’ve provided liver treatment consultations to over 200 patients with acute and chronic liver disorders throughout the university’s year-old medicine-liver clinic in Spokane and have plans...

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Duncan Produce pivots after pandemic-related shutdowns

Over four decades ago, John Duncan went from cutting french fries in the basement of a Coeur d’Alene restaurant to opening his own wholesale produce business. As it turns out, innovation runs in the family. In March, Duncan Produce, the company the ...

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Empire Eye breaks ground on $3.9 million project in Spokane Valley

Empire Eye Physicians PS, of Spokane Valley, has broken ground on a new facility and expects to move into its new space in mid-2021. The facility, to be called Empire Eye Physicians & Empire Eye Surgery Center, will be located at 16010 E. Indiana, in ...

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Around Town

Spokane-based Turner Family Enterprises LLC has purchased as an investment nearly 7 acres of vacant land on the southwest corner of Bigelow Gulch Road and Jensen Road. Gene Arger, of G. Arger Company Real Estate Inc., handled the transaction. Spokane-b...

Lone Wolf Distributors acquired by Texas group

A Priest River, Idaho, manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket parts and accessories for Glock brand firearms has been bought by an out-of-state company. Lone Wolf Distributors Inc. was acquired on May 22 by Jersey Village, Texas-based Vigilant Gear ...

CloudEngage buys Seattle AI company

CloudEngage Inc., a personalization software company operating in downtown Spokane, has bought a Seattle company that specializes in online self-service through the use of artificial intelligence. ...

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