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Spokane Pizza Co. planned in old McKenzie River Pizza location

Spokane Pizza Co. plans to open a full-service pizza, grill, and sports bar restaurant in a 5,800-square-foot space at 9225 N. Nevada, on Spokane’s North Side, according to Spokane-based commercial real estate brokerage SVN Cornerstone. ...

The Journal’s View: Health District staff, Velazquez deserve support during trying time

It’s become clear that the ham-handed handling of Dr. Bob Lutz’s dismissal as Spokane County’s regional health officer couldn’t have come at a worse time....

Guest Commentary: Boeing poised to begin ascent from turbulent times

Finally, the Federal Aviation Administration cleared Boeing’s revamped 737 Max to return to service and Seattle Times aviation writer, Dominic Gates, reports its first flight is scheduled for Dec. 29....

Investing in self can provide strong returns

We’ve all heard stories about get-rich-quick schemes, and most times, it’s just that—a scheme. Schemes of this nature usually create an impression that participants can achieve a high rate of return with little risk, skill, effort, or time....

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Business owners should heed priorities next year

With a year of economic disruption and upheaval almost in the books, it’s clear Spokane businesses already have done much to adjust to the pandemic and plan for the future. Yet staying competitive in the year ahead will require continued vigilance...

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Kalispels to expand Northern Quest

The Kalispel Tribe plans to expand its Northern Quest Resort & Casino, in Airway Heights, with a new hotel building. The tribe expects to break ground on the new project in March and complete it in early 2023. ...

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Taken Out: College bars, restaurants struggle with fanless games, new restrictions

This time last year, the Gonzaga University men’s basketball team already had played four home games while the women’s hoops team had played a pair of contests at the McCarthey Athletic Center....

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Pandemic hits female workforce most profoundly

A dearth of child care options and a high ratio of women in industries affected most by pandemic-related restrictions are contributing to a disproportionate share of women leaving the workforce, some employment observers here say. ...

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Commercial construction comes on strong in Spokane as residential work dips

Counter to national trends, nonresidential new construction in Spokane has remained strong through the pandemic, say local industry observers. Permit data provided by Spokane County, the city of Spokane, and the city of Spokane Valley show...

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Parting Thoughts with YMCA’s Steve Tammaro

Steve Tammaro is retiring after more than eight years at the helm of YMCA of the Inland Northwest as the organization’s president and CEO. Tammaro, 67, has spent more than 45 years with the YMCA in various locations. He started as a camp counselor...

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