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Spokane’s Child Care Crisis

The child care industry was facing workforce shortages and high operating costs before the COVID-19 pandemic, and Spokane-area providers say the situation will grow more dire as people returning to work seek day care services from an industry ...

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Stimulus funds received, not targeted, some Spokane nonprofits say

Despite efforts nationwide to encourage people to donate their federal stimulus checks to nonprofits...

WARN notice activity decreases

In the last month, the number of Spokane County employers filing layoff notices with the Washington ...

Washington Lottery office to move to NorthTown Mall

Washington’s Lottery plans to open its first retail space in the NorthTown Mall this year...

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An industry tested: Lack of COVID-19 test kits handcuffs Spokane health care providers

Spokane-area health care providers want to ramp up coronavirus testing—a necessary step to return ...

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Worksource staff makes virtual transition

In just four days, Spokane’s employment and worker training agency WorkSource moved its entire staff of 125 workers home as coronavirus began its march across the state. ...

City of Spokane Valley moves ahead with projects

The city of Spokane Valley is planning to move forward with all of its planned public projects and has moved up some start dates due to the school closures, says city spokesman Jeff Kleingartner. ...

Concrete pumping tax to proceed

A bill intended to clarify the definition of concrete pumping services for tax-assessment purposes will be reintroduced in the next session of the Washington state Legislature, says Sen. Jeff Holy, of Cheney. ...

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Estimated $440 million in construction projects on hold in Spokane area

Nearly $440 million in commercial and residential construction projects is estimated to be on hold in the Spokane region during Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” mandate that has deemed private residential and commercial construction ...

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Preparing for CARES: Businesses line up for Paycheck Protection Program loans

Spokane-area small-business owners are looking into taking advantage of aid offered to them through the CARES Act, says Sheryl McGrath, Spokane-based associate state director of the Washington Small Business Development Center. ...

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