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$290 million-plus in public projects to start this year

Even though the passage of Initiative 976 and its subsequent court challenge have left some public projects up in the air, 2020 is expected to be another strong year of public work, with more than $290 million in activity expected to begin this year...

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Greater Spokane Incorporated launches Point 09 campaign

If Greater Spokane Incorporated gets its way in the next legislative session, Spokane County would ...

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Spokane groups establish legislative priorities

Issues and opportunities involving housing and health care top the list of priorities for...

Sanctions against Venezuela hit Gold Reserve hard

A cloud of uncertainty once again hangs over Gold Reserve Inc., a Canadian mining company with ...

Outlaw Woman to be converted to Spokane COPS shop

Despite its name, the Outlaw Woman retail store at 1720 N. Ash has always been on the right side of ...

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U.S.-Japan accord bodes well for wheat farmers

The Washington wheat industry’s 2020 forecast received a boost when the Japanese government ratified the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement at the beginning of this month. Also, at the beginning of the month, the state’s apple industry went on a global ...

Ptera inks broadband contract with Cheney

Cheney City Council has approved a contract with Liberty Lake-based telecommunications provider Ptera Inc. that will allow the city government to lease inactive fiber-optic lines to the company in exchange for broadband service. ...

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Realtors feel recoil of mayoral campaign support

Earlier this year, veteran Spokane Realtor Patricia O’Callaghan sat at a South Hill restaurant awaiting dinner with a large group of friends and acquaintances. ...

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Zombie Attack: Group looks to reduce number of abandoned ‘zombie’ homes

A loose group of Spokane professionals has begun working to relieve some of the pressure the area’s housing market is under by bringing “zombie homes” back to life. ...

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Worksource’s Talent Solutions team evolve

In an ongoing shift to modernize, Spokane’s longtime employment and worker retraining agency WorkSource has revamped the duties of its former Business Engagement Team. ...

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