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A new approach to Riverfront Park

As some long-envisioned improvements to downtown Spokane’s Riverfront Park start to become reality, the city’s Parks and Recreations Department is grappling with a looming challenge: How does it create a financial sustainability plan for the city’s ...

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Median household income increase in Spokane County outpaces U.S., state

Household income in Spokane County has increased at a faster pace than statewide and national income...

Startup efforts in Whitman, Asotin counties to grow

Inland Northwest Partners, a community economic development and educational nonprofit based in Liber...

Ignite cda issues request for Midtown development proposals

Coeur d’Alene’s urban renewal agency, which operates as ignite cda, has issued a request for dev...

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Neighborhood commercial buildings to be revived

Kelly Chadwick, owner of Spokane-based Spirit Pruners, says he’s eager to begin the process of wor...

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Unfair labor practice filings in Spokane buck trend

Not long after returning to his hometown of Spokane six months ago, Chris Foster, a labor law attorney at Randall Danskin PS, wanted to know how many unfair labor practice filings have been submitted here in the last few years. Through the Washington, D....

Greater Spokane Incorporated revises approach to strategic plan

Greater Spokane Incorporated is restructuring its strategic plan for improving the Spokane area’s business climate, with the goal of prioritizing those items that can be implemented soonest, says GSI CEO Todd Mielke. “The previous plan was divided i...

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Rail facility project likely to relocate to new airport PDA

One of the first infrastructure projects under consideration for the recently formed West Plains Public Development Authority might be the long-envisioned transload facility, says Spokane County Commissioner Al French. The facility won’t be located, ho...

Business license amnesty program nets 1,000 businesses

The city of Spokane says the business registration amnesty program it set up has reduced by 1,000 the number of unregistered businesses that are located in the city or do business here. City taxes and license specialist Margaret Redd says there now are r...

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Spokane Valley’s centerpiece

Government offices of the city of Spokane Valley will move into the new City Hall building in the former University City mall site by the end of next month, says Carolbelle Branch, a city spokeswoman. Branch says city officials are hopeful the new home f...

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