Spokane Journal of Business

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Working the unemployment system

While the number of people unemployed in Washington state is falling slowly, a combination of fear of contracting COVID-19 and an additional $600 in weekly federal pandemic unemployment benefits have led some people to refuse to return to work, some ...

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Driving retirement

The most popular part-time job for retirees in Washington state is that of school bus driver, accord...

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Socially distanced, socially conscious

Instead of canceling fundraising events, many Inland Northwest nonprofits have moved them into the ...

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Refugee Connection Spokane pivots services

Refugee Connections Spokane’s flexible setup left it well-positioned to pivot its services when ...

Journal selects Rising Stars

The Journal of Business has selected 10 Spokane-area young professionals as its 2020 class of Rising...

Allen foundation study to aid virus response

The Washington state Department of Health and the University of Washington Medicine, backed by the Seattle-based philanthropic organization Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, have launched a major study to determine the percentage of Washingtonians who have...

A. The Journal’s View: Collaboration encouraging in affordable housing issue

It’s encouraging that landlord and tenant representatives here are working together during the coronavirus crisis by seeking rental assistance to keep tenants in their homes during this time of widespread loss of employment and income. ...

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At least 44K jobs said to be preserved in Spokane area through PPP

Nearly 6,500 Spokane-area employers received hundreds of millions of dollars tied to preserving at least 44,000 jobs through federal Paycheck Protection Program loans. The U.S. Small Business Administration declines to disclose the total loan volume ...

Hearing examiner OKs Gun Club request

The Spokane County Hearing Examiner has approved the Spokane Gun Club’s application for a conditional-use permit to build a gun range on the West Plains. The hearing examiner handed down his decision on July 1. Spokane Gun Club officer Dave McCann ...

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A taxing season for Spokane CPAs

The federal tax filing deadline extension has created additional stress for Spokane accountants. As the new July 15 deadline approaches, many clients have put off filing until the last minute, and some CPAs here say that has created a bottleneck of work ...

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