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Spokane County Assessor’s Office whittles backlog

A big surge in new construction last year left the Spokane County Assessor’s Office feeling alarmingly under water in its efforts to process a huge backlog of projects so they could be added to the county’s property tax rolls. ...

Air Force makes app for airmen

The Air Force Materiel Command has launched a new mobile application called U.S. Air Force Connect. ...

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Making a case for Boeing in Spokane

Chicago-based Boeing Co. is signaling it likely will delay announcing until next year...

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West Plains schools, communities grapple with big influx

West Plains school districts and municipal governments are trying to prepare for incoming ...

Pullman hospital plans $29 million bond measure

Pullman Regional Hospital’s board of commissioners has approved a resolution to put a $29 million ...

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Sexual harassment ruling expands employer liability in Washington state

Employers can be held strictly liable for acts of discrimination by their employees in any business or nonprofit open to the public following a recent Washington State Supreme Court decision in a sexual harassment case...

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Spokane County plans new $10 million Medical Examiner project

Spokane County is planning a $10 million remodel to a commercial building near the south edge of the University District, where it intends to move the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office....

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Out of the bag: Grocers prepare for potential plastic ban

Retailers throughout Washington state soon could be banned from offering customers single-use plastic bags, in an effort to reduce plastic waste and better protect the environment....

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Community gardening has increased sevenfold in Spokane area

When Patricia Munts, small farms and agriculture coordinator at Washington State University Spokane County Extension, began working with gardens in the city in 2008, there were at least eight community gardens, she recalls. ...

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Washington’s condominium conundrum

The Washington state Condominium Act adds to development costs and liabilities making condo construction an unattractive option for builders seeking to meet the demand for affordable housing, some construction industry professionals here say....

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