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Structural issues persist at Spokane Valley City Hall

This article has been updated to include comments from Mark D’Agostino, president of Meridian Construction Inc., and the company’s attorney John Black....

Potential unemployment tax hikes concern builders group

Members of the Associated Builders & Contractors’ Inland Pacific Chapter have expressed concerns...


Friction over frontage road stalls $30 million project

A dispute between the cities of Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake has brought planning of the proposed...


Reimagining of Division Street begins

Spokane-area transportation professionals are collaborating to re-envision what Division Street...


Spokane Valley looks to repurpose old horse arena

The city of Spokane Valley will take public input in the coming weeks as it decides what to do ...


Arterial alternative proposed in Airway Heights

While U.S. 2 has long served as the main arterial in and out of Airway Heights, city planners say they’re working on a $20 million plan to alleviate congestion on that busy roadway....


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...


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. The Spokane Regional Health District’s health officer quickly became the face of the district’s response to the pandemic and has led the organization’s ...


2020 Rising Stars: Downtown Spokane Partnership’s Elisabeth Hooker

Elisabeth Hooker, marketing director for the Downtown Spokane Partnership and 39-year-old Rising Star, says she feels blessed to show up at work every day, doing what she loves in her hometown. “I’m happy to be part of something larger...


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,” says Brian Newberry of 38-year-old Toby Broemmeling, the executive director of the West Plains Chamber of Commerce....

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