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Bill would expand incentives for retirement savings

Proposed federal legislation some are calling SECURE Act 2.0 likely would encourage saving for retirement by expanding on legislation passed in 2019, local financial consultants and planners say. ...

Spokane City Council passes tax to finance affordable housing

Spokane City Council has approved a measure that will impose a 0.1% sales and use tax, the revenue from which will be dedicated to providing more affordable housing within the city....

Structural issues persist at Spokane Valley City Hall

This article has been updated to include comments from Mark D’Agostino, president of Meridian Construction Inc., and the company’s attorney John Black....

Potential unemployment tax hikes concern builders group

Members of the Associated Builders & Contractors’ Inland Pacific Chapter have expressed concerns to Gov. Jay Inslee’s office about the possibility of businesses experiencing steep unemployment insurance rate hikes in coming years....

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Friction over frontage road stalls $30 million project

A dispute between the cities of Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake has brought planning of the proposed $30 million Western States Equipment Co. project to a standstill. ...

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Reimagining of Division Street begins

Spokane-area transportation professionals are collaborating to re-envision what Division Street could be once the North Spokane Corridor opens. It’s a vision that includes bicycles that were once banned from areas of the street safely zipping down ...

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Spokane Valley looks to repurpose old horse arena

The city of Spokane Valley will take public input in the coming weeks as it decides what to do with a no-longer-used portion of Valley Mission Park. ...

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Arterial alternative proposed in Airway Heights

While U.S. 2 has long served as the main arterial in and out of Airway Heights, city planners say they’re working on a $20 million plan to alleviate congestion on that busy roadway....

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Contact tracing becomes more prevalent occupation in Spokane

The number of contact tracers has risen in Spokane County along with the spread of COVID-19. Susan Sjoberg, program manager for disease prevention and response at Spokane Regional Health District, says that before coronavirus struck, SRHD had five...

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Q&A with Spokane Regional Health District’s Dr. Bob Lutz

Dr. Bob Lutz was thrust into the spotlight shortly after COVID-19 reared its ugly head. The Spokane Regional Health District’s health officer quickly became the face of the district’s response to the pandemic and has led the organization’s ...

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