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Cannabis store robberies prompt response

In response to a series of armed robberies in the Puget Sound area, the Washington state Department of Financial Institutions and the state Liquor and Cannabis Board are collaborating to solve the problem of an industry that historically has been...


Conservation district campus enters new stage

The Spokane Conservation District’s 50-acre conservation and business campus, ...


War and Wheat: Grain prices rise as Russian’s invasion of Ukraine persists

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has boosted prices for wheat, benefitting Inland Northwest farmers....


Union participation rate grows in Spokane

The union participation rate in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area trails Washington state, but outpac...


Whatever happened with: Citywide Internet efforts

Work by a city-appointed group tasked with exploring options for a fiber optic network has been...


Property crimes rise in Spokane core

Commercial property crime is up in the downtown core, and property owners say they’re increasing protection measures. According to data from the Spokane Police Department’s crime report statistics, commercial burglary reports increased nearly 127% ...


Transportation priorities shift

The state’s transportation priorities have shifted noticeably in the recently approved 16-year, $17 billion transportation bill, some local leaders and state transportation representatives say. While some traditional roadway preservation and ...


VK Mathisen Law serves growing refugee community

The immigration landscape in Spokane is larger than it seems, and there really aren’t many immigration lawyers here, says Vanessa K. Mathisen, owner of VK Mathisen Law PLLC. A common misconception is there isn’t diversity in Spokane, she says. ...


Washington state, Russia share commerce history, uncertain future

Watching Russia in an aggressor role in its unprovoked war on Ukraine likely has brought a mix of sadness and regret for those who recall the time in 1994 that Boris Yeltsin, first president of the Russian Federation, stood before a Seattle luncheon ...


City of Cheney ponders uses for land following acquisition

Potential uses for 228 acres of land acquired last year by the city of Cheney include buffering some city operations from potential conflicting uses and moving some operations from leased land, says Mark Schuler, Cheney city administrator. ...

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