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Climate-conscious consumption, investment urged

When a private wealth planner and a climate scientist converse, you might think the conversation between the two women would devolve into a debate about money versus nature. With us—Sarah Carlson and Jackie Francis—that isn’t the case. ...

Canadian airline eyes new service to, from Spokane

WestJet Airlines Ltd., a Canada based airline carrier, intends to launch daily flights to Spokane...

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Washington state’s condo law changes could ease restrictions

New Washington state legislation has been signed into law with the goal to reduce barriers to ...

Grants to help Spokane design more diverse housing

A 2020 report tagged Washington state with one of the 10 worst housing shortages in the nation...

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‘Zombie’ sites transformed into affordable homes

Habitat for Humanity-Spokane celebrated with two families as they received the keys to their newly...

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Making history at the Riverfalls Tower

Two properties in Spokane’s Riverside District, on the west edge of downtown, have been approved for inclusion on the Spokane Register of Historic Places, says Logan Camporeale, historic preservation specialist for the Spokane City-County Historic ...

Proposed IRS reporting threshold increased; Bankers still don’t like it

Weeks after proposing a plan to require banks to report on accounts with inflows and outflows of $600 a year over reported income to the Internal Revenue Service, Congress has raised the proposed reporting threshold to $10,000 and added several exceptions...

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Cannabis sales in Spokane County jump 21% in fiscal ‘21

Sales of recreational cannabis in Spokane County increased 21% in fiscal year 2021, falling short of the aggressive surge the industry experienced in fiscal 2020. Data recently released by the Washington state Liquor and Cannabis Board shows $163.7...

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Former HUD administrator joins Washington Trust Bank

Washington Trust Bank has hired former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regional administrator Chris Patterson to serve in its newly established role of community solutions adviser. Patterson says that in this new role, he’ll work with ...

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DSP, city extend contract, plan for Business Improvement District expansion

The Downtown Spokane Partnership and the Spokane City Council have agreed to a five-year contract extension for the DSP’s management of the downtown Business Improvement District, says Roy Koegen, DSP chairman. Under the new contract, DSP will work ...

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