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Tax incentives in Idaho could lure more Washington companies

With its new tax breaks and Spokane Valley-based aerospace parts manufacturer Advanced Thermoplastic Composites Inc. relocating there next year, Idaho appears to be poised to draw more businesses away from the Spokane area. ATC, which is located at 1031...

Massive Riverfront Park plan begins to take shape

The Spokane Park Board and city staff say they will move forward at a brisk pace on planning for the planned $64.3 million Riverfront Park renovation, with sights set on breaking ground on improvements after Labor Day weekend 2015. Construction work is ...

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Guide to help employers get workers back on the job

A Washington State University Spokane nursing professor has published a guide to help employers and employees with job-related injuries get back to work, using a $138,000 grant from the state’s Safety & Health Investment Projects (SHIP) Grant Program....

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Big expectations for big expansion at the Spokane Convention Center

The first phase of the $50 million, 92,000-square-foot Spokane Convention Center expansion project should be completed by mid-December, says the Spokane Public Facilities District. ...

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Spokane County Assessor’s Office endeavors to keep pace with growing market

With nearly 72 percent of the votes in the recent election, Republican Vicki Horton has four more years as Spokane County Assessor—and a mandate to keep doing what she’s doing. ...

Road-through-park lawsuit against Spokane County OK’d

A Washington state appellate court panel here has reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that Spokane County commissioners improperly authorized the construction of a road through dedicated parkland in the Wandermere area north of Spokane to serve a...

Deer Park starts to replace wastewater lagoon liners

The city of Deer Park has begun a $7.5 million project to replace the plastic liners in its three effluent storage lagoons, which together can hold up to 135 million gallons of wastewater. ...

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Fairchild Air Force Base doubles down on KC-135

Col. Charles “Brian” McDaniel, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander at Fairchild Air Force Base, says he’s identified his main objective for the base, since taking command on July 25. “For me, I want it to be the center of excellence in air refueli...

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Growth rate slows for Spokane County’s biggest tax bills

Tax bills levied on the top 50 property owners in Spokane County for 2014 totaled $46.3 million, up 4.4 percent from the total tax bills for the top 50 property taxpayers in 2013, county records show. The rate of increase, though, was substantially slowe...

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Spokane International Airport, tenant association object to proposed FAA hangar policy

Spokane International Airport and the Spokane Airport Tenant Association claim a controversial airport hangar use policy proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration has significant flaws. The policy outlines the use of hangars at any airport that re...

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