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Advanced Dermatology adds space, to hire more doctors

Dr. Joel Sears, founder of Spokane-based Advanced Dermatology & Skin Surgery PLLC, says he didn’t set out to develop a practice of a certain size or one that would dominate the Inland Northwest in that specialized area of medicine. “I just tried to s...

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An epic undertaking at MultiCare

Spokane-area health care providers, administrators, and patients alike should begin to see benefits immediately as a result of MultiCare Health System’s recent conversion to the Epic electronic health records system here, say representatives of the nonp...

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Incorporating medical technology into curriculum

The University of Washington School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership is incorporating advanced technology into medical education programs at its Spokane site. The school already has integrated a few different forms of new techn...

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Farm to Phone at Share.Farm

Two entrepreneurs from Whitworth University are launching a free app that they claim could change the way farmer’s market vendors and customers interact. Vince Peak, CEO of Share.Farm Inc., teamed up with Eric Kobe, the company’s chief security offi...

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LINC Foods approaches sustainability

When Beth Robinette and Joel Williamson started Local Inland Northwest Cooperative Foods in 2015, the business founders operated out of the back of Williamson’s Toyota Scion and rented some cold storage space in a hotel, says Robinette. Now, the worke...

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Vets on the Farm expands beyond Spokane County

Since the Spokane Conservation District founded the Vets on the Farm program in Spokane County in 2015, the program has expanded into six other counties in Washington and worked with roughly 200 veterans in some capacity. The program also recently partn...

The Journal’s View: Market-driven approach to parking makes sense

A newly passed city ordinance slashing parking requirements for multifamily housing developments is good for developers and anti-sprawl advocates alike, something you can’t say often—if ever. The only criticism is that it might not go far enough. Th...

Guest Commentary: Addressing homelessness will require cooperation

A few weeks ago, Seattle’s City Council did an about face, revoking the onerous corporate head tax it unanimously enacted less than one month earlier. The Council had approved an annual $275 per full-time employee assessment to fund homeless programs a...

Zaycon Fresh suspends operations

Zaycon Foods LLC, a Spokane Valley-based, national meat delivery business that does business as Zaycon Fresh, has suspended operations. As of 9 a.m. PDT this morning, June 26, the company’s homepage had a message that said, “It is with deep regret ...

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Building material prices surge

With construction material costs rising nationally, Inland Northwest construction companies are feeling the impacts. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics producer price index for construction materials increased 2.2 percent from April to May, marking the...

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