Spokane Journal of Business

Local News > Government

Contact tracing becomes more prevalent occupation in Spokane

The number of contact tracers has risen in Spokane County along with the spread of COVID-19. Susan Sjoberg, program manager for disease prevention and response at Spokane Regional Health District, says that before coronavirus struck, SRHD had five...

1

Q&A with Spokane Regional Health District’s Dr. Bob Lutz

Dr. Bob Lutz was thrust into the spotlight shortly after COVID-19 reared its ugly head. ...

1

2020 Rising Stars: Downtown Spokane Partnership’s Elisabeth Hooker

Elisabeth Hooker, marketing director for the Downtown Spokane Partnership and 39-year-old Rising ...

1

2020 Rising Stars: West Plains Chamber of Commerce’s Toby Broemmeling

“You always want to have that leader that you rally to in the center of a whirlwind,”...

Assessed property values increase in Spokane County

Typical Spokane homeowners saw double-digit rates of rise in assessed property values this year...

1

1,400-plus organizations seek share of $10 million in CARES Act funds

More than 1,400 small businesses and nonprofits have sought a sliver of $10 million in federal funds made available in Spokane County. Those organizations, which have applied for nonprofit grants through the county’s OpenTogether Small Business...

1

Spokane Conservation District moves forward with new building

The Spokane Conservation District has broken ground on its planned new facility in Spokane Valley, says Vicki Carter, director of the district. The project will be a multiphase development, Carter says. ...

1

Avista exceeds energy-savings target

A Washington state Department of Commerce report released last month shows 17 utilities statewide exceeded their projected 2018 and 2019 energy efficiency targets. Spokane-based Avista Corp. reported reaching 111% of its conservation goal. ...

Next phase of work on tap at Spokane Airport’s car rental center

With an initial phase of work recently completed at Spokane International Airport, a second phase of improvements to the transportation center currently is being designed. The second phase will include improvements to the ground transportation center...

1

Working the unemployment system

While the number of people unemployed in Washington state is falling slowly, a combination of fear of contracting COVID-19 and an additional $600 in weekly federal pandemic unemployment benefits have led some people to refuse to return to work, some ...

Sign up for our E-mail updates

including the
Morning Edition

Join our list