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Community Health Plan of Washington opens first Spokane office

Seattle-based nonprofit Community Health Plan of Washington has opened its first office in Spokane. Located in the Rock Pointe Corporate Center, at 1212 N. Washington, the new, 2,000-square-foot office will serve as CHPW’s regional headquarters, which ...

A. The Journal’s View: Concerns in ‘Curing Spokane’ video shouldn’t be dismissed

The “Curing Spokane” video that went viral recently has its flaws, but critics are dismissing the underlying concerns and criticisms in the piece at their own peril – and the peril of the Spokane community as a whole. The concerns about public safe...

Guest Commentary: Time to make national debt an election-cycle priority issue

Our nation is on an unsustainable borrowing trajectory, and it could get much worse unless voters start asking politicians: “How are taxpayers going to pay for what they promise?” We now owe over $22.5 trillion to lenders, of which nearly half is ...


2019 Rising Stars Bee Simonds

Bee Simonds credits the success of her natural skin-care line to following her passion. While she launched H Is for Love LLC in Spokane in 2015, her journey began about 10 years ago, when a family member was diagnosed with a serious illness that require...


2019 Rising Stars James Krejci

It’s not just about the numbers for banker James Krejci. It’s about the relationships. “You have to be able to manage the interaction with customers and the people side of it, but in order to do it very well, you have to understand the numbers side...

Gonzaga, UW plan new $80 million health education building

Gonzaga, UW plan new $60 million health education building

Officials from Gonzaga University and the University of Washington announced today construction plans on a $60 million facility that will house their joint Spokane medical school. The proposed 80,000-square-foot building is to be constructed at 840 E. ...


Quietly booming in the Inland Northwest

Weekly business magazine Inc. has named 11 companies headquartered in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area to its list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S.—including some that are relatively unknown. ...


Group led by Bobby Brett, Chris Batten buys Normandie Complex

Seeing an “opportunity to do something special,” Spokane developer Chris Batten says he, Bobby Brett, and a few others have purchased the 5½-acre Normandie Complex from the city of Spokane. ...


One year later, Monroe Corridor road diet draws mixed sentiments

A year after the North Monroe Corridor road diet, some business owners along the slimmed-down thoroughfare in North Spokane say they’re thriving. Many of the project’s original skeptics, however, say the project has increased congestion...


Proptech makes its mark in Spokane

Innovations fueled by cloud computing and new technologies collectively known as proptech are disrupting every facet of the real estate industry, and while Spokane lags behind larger markets like Seattle and New York in terms of investment...

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