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Kalispel Tribe to start Northern Quest expansion

Despite the battering the hospitality industry is taking due to COVID-19-related social distancing and business restrictions, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians plans to start work soon on a hotel expansion at its Northern Quest Resort & Casino...


Post Street rebuild a year behind schedule

The Post Street Bridge $18.5 million replacement project has started, with work now underway to reinforce the original concrete arches. “We’re going to rebuild it from the arches up, but we’re going to keep the historic arches,”...


North Spokane Corridor continues southward march

The long-awaited North Spokane Corridor project will reach an important milestone with the completion of a railway realignment this summer. In 2019, Spokane-based Halme Construction Inc. began work on the $77.5-million realignment project of a BNSF...


Spokane Transit Authority’s City Line progresses

Work on the Spokane Transit Authority’s $92.2 million City Line rapid-transit bus line route is well underway, and the new-to-Spokane transit option is scheduled to be up and running by May 2022....

Spokane attorney to enter felony diversion program

A Spokane attorney who once was the youngest-ever president of the 113-year-old Washington State Bar Association recently agreed to enter a felony diversion program after being charged with five counts of theft by Spokane County prosecutors. In the face ...


DSP, others revisit idea of stadium near downtown

The Downtown Spokane Partnership and other supporters are revisiting plans for a new sports stadium just north of downtown Spokane. ...


CenterPlace adds new West Lawn events space

The CenterPlace Regional Event Center’s recently renovated West Lawn, formerly an empty grassy knoll, has been transformed into a modern event space that managers of the facility say has the potential to draw new events to the region....


Spokane businesses’ frustrations with COVID-19 restrictions increase

After nearly a year of varying restrictions on social gatherings and business operations to stem the spread of COVID-19, business owners—and a growing number of politicians—say they’ve had enough of what they believe are heavy-handed mandates....


Startup Spokane retools, plans library partnership

After a period of dormancy, StartUp Spokane is gearing up to return to action by expanding its services and partnering with Spokane Public Library. ...


Q&A with Spokane Tribe’s Ted Wright

Ted Wright became the executive director of the Spokane Tribe of Indians in November. He was previously executive director of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, in eastern Oregon....

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