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Washington’s condominium conundrum

The Washington state Condominium Act adds to development costs and liabilities making condo construction an unattractive option for builders seeking to meet the demand for affordable housing, some construction industry professionals here say....

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Public projects to carry Spokane building sector

More than $412 million in new public construction projects are slated across Spokane County...

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Housing organization to move Rose Apartments

East Central Community Organization, a Spokane-based nonprofit housing organization...

Nationwide contraception initiative arrives in Spokane

Multiyear initiative Upstream Washington is working to decrease the number of unwanted pregnancies ...

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Legislative outlook: Spokane advocates seek $160 million-plus for projects, initiatives

Spokane-area interests are seeking funding for education, transportation, health care, and community...

EnVision Center to open east of downtown Spokane

A broad menu of social services will be available in a central location on the periphery of downtown when Spokane’s EnVision Center opens late next month, those involved in the project say. ...

Mann-Grandstaff VA Hospital to adopt health record system by 2020

Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, in northwest Spokane, plans to adopt fully a new electronic health record system by March of 2020, that eventually will be deployed across all VA facilities nationwide. ...

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Mental health insurance coverage to broaden soon

Starting Jan. 1, behavioral health services traditionally covered through Medicaid also will be covered by some of the same managed care organizations that currently cover physical health services, says Jeff Thomas, CEO of Frontier Behavioral Health. ...

Washington state denies HydroOne's acquisition of Avista

Washington state regulators denied the proposed acquisition of Avista Corp. by Canada-based Hydro One Limited, finding the merger wouldn't service the public interest. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission determined the proposed merge...

City of Spokane approves three land-use change requests

The Spokane City Council has approved three requests for land-use designation changes and postponed a fourth request, while a fifth request was withdrawn, says Dwight Hume, of Land Use Solutions & Entitlement LLC, ...

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