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Spokane weighs impact fee adjustments by district

The city of Spokane is exploring a change to its impact fees code that has the potential to add or save thousands of dollars for developers, depending on which district they’re building in. ...


Proposed salary, overtime changes worry Spokane nonprofits

Executives of some Spokane-based nonprofit organizations say they’re concerned about the impacts of proposed Washington state rules that would raise steeply the salary threshold for employee overtime pay. ...


Spokane contractors want to boost job-filling programs

The top executive for national construction trade group Associated General Contractors of America visited Spokane early this month not only to tout the strong construction market here, but to promote AGC’s initiative calling for more training programs ...


Wheat farmers cope with low market values, tariffs

Over the past several years, the rip saw effect of falling wheat prices and climbing expenses has slashed income for wheat farmers, industry experts and local farmers say. ...


Establishing an eco district in Spokane

Several public agencies are working together to establish a sustainable industrial park on the West Plains, pioneering here a concept that goes by many names elsewhere, including industrial symbiosis, business ecosystem, or ecodistrict. ...


Proposed bills could protect cannabusiness bankers

Washington financial institutions and regulators say they’re watching closely several pieces of federal legislation regarding cannabis that could impact how banks and credit unions handle banking for the cannabis industry. ...


Multimillion-dollar Black Tank cleanup moves ahead

A BNSF Railway Co.-owned site in the Hillyard area known to have oil contaminants deep in the soil is undergoing a multimillion-dollar cleanup operation to protect drinking water, without slowing down the North Spokane Corridor freeway project. ...


Women shape tribal enterprises in the INW

Women in leadership roles in two Spokane-area Native American economic development organizations say their tribes are recognizing the benefit of diverse voices, and they anticipate more women will be filling executive positions soon. ...

Duplex, townhome activity could rise amid infill push in Spokane

Spokane County is experiencing a slight increase in construction of duplexes and townhouses, a trend that some local experts say is likely to continue as the city of Spokane looks to boost infill development and smaller investors seek to develop ...

STA plans park-and-ride facility on Moran Prairie

The Spokane Transit Authority plans to construct a new 100-stall park-and-ride facility to offer extended services to riders on Spokane’s South Hill. ...

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