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Changes in Cheney: A downtown revitalization effort

A group of businesspeople in Cheney are sowing early seeds of a plan to re-energize the farm-and-college town’s downtown. It’s an effort that some involved say could have a blossoming effect for the entire city of 11,900 people that’s a 20-minute ...


WSDOT, STA adapt transportation projects for Project Rose

Plans for a presumed Amazon.com Inc. distribution center on the West Plains, currently known as Proj...


Vets on the Farm expands beyond Spokane County

Since the Spokane Conservation District founded the Vets on the Farm program in Spokane County in 20...


China’s double-edged sword and its effects on Spokane recycling

New restrictions halfway around the world are expected to prompt increased competition for the Spoka...


Zoning in on economic development opportunity in Spokane

Eleven U.S. Census Bureau tracts in Spokane County have been selected as Opportunity Zones, in which...

Super Oval promoter abruptly cancels season

A few weeks after expressing optimism that he might turn a profit this year, the promoter of the half-mile oval racetrack at Spokane County Raceway has raised the black flag on the season. On April 30, Rick Nelson, owner of Spokane Super Oval LLC, anno...


The city of Spokane’s environmental report card

The city of Spokane recently issued its environmental report card, which highlights an ongoing menu of eco-friendly efforts to support and encourage environmental sustainability through financially stable means, says Catherine Olsen, the city's environmen...


Butting out at Spokane County

A Spokane County committee called the Eco-Team has launched a local pilot project of the national Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, says Cassandra Harvey, water resource specialist with the county’s Solid Waste division within the Environmental Servi...


Avista to debut Solar Select energy program

Registration has started for Spokane-based Avista Utilities newest renewable energy program, Solar Select. Marc Schaffner, renewable energy product manager for Avista, describes the program as a cost-effective structure designed to bring solar energy to ...


Spokane Falls Blvd. configuration changes considered

Officials have started discussing how to handle the flow of traffic near a proposed pedestrian plaza to be constructed west of City Hall, along the 800 block of west Spokane Falls Boulevard next year. At least five options are being developed, one of whi...

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