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HiTest Sand shifts gears in site search

Edmonton, Alberta-based HiTest Sand Inc. is working on Plan C in its search for a site to develop a $300 million silicon smelter in northeastern Washington HiTest Sand now is looking at a site south of Newport, says Colin Willenbrock, general manager of ...

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Truck driver electronic log deadline nears

Spokane-area trucking company executives say they expect to be in compliance with a new electronic l...

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Summer job market hot for some Spokane-area youth

What a difference a year makes, says Anna Charlton, especially when she thinks about the employment ...

Condon names city business development manager

Spokane Mayor David Condon has appointed commercial real estate broker Charlie Wolff to be the cityâ...

Marijuana sales in Spokane County jumped in fiscal 2017

Marijuana retail sales in Spokane County increased by 57 percent during the 2017 Washington state fi...

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Study explores seniors’ transportation challenges in Spokane

The Spokane office of nonprofit Special Mobility Services Inc. is in the early stages of using a $160,000 grant to study what it suspects are widespread, unmet transportation needs of senior residents living in Spokane County. The grant, which will go to...

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Spokane Tribe preps for industrial push

The Spokane Tribe of Indians is laying the ground for its next ambitious step on the West Plains—developing a 155-acre “green” industrial park to support its goal of creating its own utility company that would generate and distribute solar energy. ...

Costco environmental decision appealed

A resident of the Camelot neighborhood, located across the Newport Highway from the planned Costco site north of Spokane, wants a more thorough environmental review of the project. Tom Cooney, a retired attorney, has appealed the county’s findings—ca...

Valley library plans might receive new lease on life

The Spokane County Library District and the city of Spokane Valley are set to amend and extend an agreement that would allow for the construction of a library at the northeast corner of Sprague Avenue and Herald Street, just across Sprague from the new Ci...

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Spokane COPS looks to balance future with effective past

Patrick Striker, executive director of Spokane Community Oriented Policing, known here more generally as Spokane COPS, says a challenge he sees facing the 25-year-old nonprofit—and others like it—is balancing its past successes with more recent and em...

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