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Project delays in Hillyard area pinch PDA

Development of two massive projects in northeastern Spokane—the Beacon Hill residential development and the Esmeralda Commerce Park—might not start as expected this year....


Spokane-area lenders undertake second round of PPP funding

The U.S. Small Business Administration has released a third round of Paycheck Protection Program loan funds, and bankers here say they’re prepared to handle changes made as a result of updates to the program....


In Charge: More electric vehicle charging stations planned in Spokane

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council, in partnership with several Spokane-based agencies, plans an electric vehicle infrastructure overhaul that will grow substantially the current number of charging stations in the county over the next few years. ...


Northside Landfill removed from Superfund Site list

The old 345-acre Northside Landfill, once the site of the largest garbage disposal operation in Spokane County, reached a milestone late last year as it was declassified as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund Site and removed from the age...


Cleanup options aired for Freeman grain facility

The Washington state Department of Ecology is seeking public input through Feb. 2 on proposed multimillion-dollar plans to clean up contamination at the grain elevator in the Freeman area, about 13 miles south of Spokane Valley....

City of Cheney negotiates to acquire 228 acres

The city of Cheney is in the midst of negotiations to purchase 228 acres of land southeast of downtown Cheney. Mark Schuller, city administrator, says Cheney has had an eye on the property for a few years, since the family that owns the land approached...


Meteoric rise in unemployment tax hits businesses

Barring relief, some employers fear recently-implemented unemployment tax increases could be the final straw that puts them out of business permanently. ...


Fair Play: $10 million expansion envisioned at Fair & Expo Center

The city of Spokane Valley is planning a two-story, $10 million addition to the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, with the goal of boosting tourism and retail spending....


Spokane-area businesses received $786M in PPP loans

More than $786 million went to 6,755 businesses in Spokane County through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to detailed data released earlier this month by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The disclosure comes after several ...

Extra credit for helping nonprofits is coming

As 2020 continues its arduous march to an end, Inland Northwest financial advisers, tax preparers, and heads of nonprofits are reminding clients and benefactors about a charitable giving tax benefit included in the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, ...

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