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Guest Commentary: Manufacturing businesses vital to Washington's economic health

When the manufacturing sector is strong, communities become stronger, and families are lifted into the middle class. Employees in the manufacturing sector earn an average annual wage of more than $72,000, or roughly 30 percent more than the average wage ...


Playfair Commerce Park expansion is on fast track

L.B. Stone Properties Group LLC, developer of East Spokane's Playfair Commerce Park, is adding three buildings totaling 234,000 square feet of space at the steadily growing industrial park....


Cash in trash for Tidy’s Beautiful Bins and Eco-Wash Solutions Northwest

Two young Inland Northwest businesses. Tidy's beautiful bins LLC and Eco-Wash Solutions Northwest have launched garbage can cleaning services....


Washington L&I mulls overtime, salary rule changes

The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries is starting to look into updating wage requirements for salaried employees....


Horse therapy nonprofits bring new programs to Spokane

Two Spokane-area horse-centered nonprofits have new programs in the works here. Last week, Free Rein Therapeutic Riding, of Spokane, launched The Equus Effect, a Connecticut-based equine therapy program, says John Owen, executive director of Free Rein. ...


After devastating fire, Shogun restaurant to relocate to Spokane Valley

Joseph Lee, the owner of Shogun Inc., which operates Shogun Japanese Grill & Sushi, says he’ll reopen the restaurant early next year at a new location in Spokane Valley. The longtime hibachi-style restaurant, formerly located east of downtown, at 821...


Mission, influence grow at Empire Health Foundation

In the 10 years since its founding, the Empire Health Foundation has developed a reputation for making bold investments that have resulted in some big impacts for the health of people living in the Inland Northwest. Some of those impacts include: help...


Spokane orthopedists on a mission

Three providers with Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists here say their time participating in international medical missions has taught them to be more adaptable in providing care and more mindful of the benefits of American health care. Dr. Jonathan Kee...


Providence plans new gynecologic oncology clinic

Spokane-based Providence Health Care plans to open this month a new gynecologic oncology clinic, which officials say is part of a larger focus on coordinating women’s cancer care with other women’s health services. The new clinic space is being rem...

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