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Guest Commentary: Washington lawmakers have 2.6 billion reasons to reduce taxes

Washington’s quarterly revenue forecast in June showed yet another huge increase in tax revenue. This is $2.6 billion more than was previously expected when lawmakers wrote the 2021-23 budget earlier this year. We now have $2.6 billion reasons ...

Telehealth acceptance has grown during pandemic

COVID-19 has transformed the landscape of health care delivery. It has resulted in rapid growth of telehealth, especially in primary care. Prior to the pandemic, less than 15% of Americans had experience with telehealth. ...

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WSU College of Medicine attains full accreditation

The Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has received full accreditation through the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the university announced this morning....

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Vax On, Mask Off: Employers adapt to mask rules, vaccination monitoring

Employers find themselves treading a narrow path when it comes to confirming employee vaccination status while keeping within state guidelines, some employer representatives here say. ...

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Stay Alfred founder forms new venture

Jordan Allen, founder and CEO of the now-defunct vacation rental company Stay Alfred, is starting the next act of his entrepreneurial career with the launch of Ruumr Inc., an online residential real estate bidding service. ...

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Spokane manufacturers expect long lead times into 2022

Some manufacturers here say that demand for their products remains high, but they expect to experience ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic into 2022....

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Sticker Shock: Steep construction costs likely to persist this year

Contractors here have seen staggering material cost increases over the past year as surging demand and supply chain bottlenecks have pushed prices to record heights, and many predict those issues won’t end this year....

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Parting Thoughts with Panhandle Health District’s Lora Whalen

ora Whalen is leaving Panhandle Health District after serving as its director for a decade. Whalen, age 61, was born and raised in Iowa, where she attended the University of Iowa for dual bachelor’s degrees, one in nursing and the other in Spanish. ...

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Inland Northwest banks, credit unions keep branching out

Last month, Richland, Washington-based Gesa Credit Union opened a new branch in Spokane Valley located at 13506 E. 32nd. Meanwhile, Numerica Credit Union of Spokane Valley is about two months into a complete overhaul of a branch located at 303 E. Lyons ...

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Exio business brokerage eyes Spokane businesses for next big boom

Baby boomers looking to sell their businesses have created a hot market for those looking to acquire companies, and a Coeur d’Alene-based brokerage claims it’s positioned well to handle that heat....

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