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Guest Commentary: Forest health practices should include logging, planting

Washington’s Board of Natural Resources is considering banning timber harvesting on state lands. That is extremely unwise. Instead, the board must ensure its healthy forest policies incorporate all management tools, including planting, thinning, and ...


North Spokane Corridor rises along Greene Street

Recent progress on the North Spokane Corridor has been conspicuous as sections are completed along North Market Street and near the Spokane Community College campus. Washington state Department of Transportation design project engineer Bob Hilmes says ...


Spokane International Airport expansion takes off

Spokane International Airport plans to move forward this year with its Terminal Remodeling & Expansion Project, known as TREX. STA filed a pre-development application for the project with the city of Spokane in early December 2021. ...


Spokane plans nearly $100M in work

The city of Spokane has street work valued at nearly $100 million planned for this year, says Marlene Feist, Spokane’s public works director. The work includes $80 million in new public works projects and $20 million in work carried over from last ...


STA’s City Line completion pushed back

The first phase of Spokane Transit Authority’s $92.2 million City Line project is scheduled to be finished this year, and the rapid-transit bus line is expected to be up and running in July 2023. Brandon Rapez-Betty, chief operations officer at STA,...


Post Falls, Rathdrum corridor project to be completed

On the heels of a $59.2 million state Route 41 expansion and improvement project that reaches from Post Falls to Rathdrum and is expected to be completed this year, the Idaho Transportation Department expects to begin construction on a $60 million to...


Performing Arts Center continues capital campaign

Yvonne Johnson, executive artistic director of the Spokane Valley Summer Theatre, says the capital campaign for the theatre’s envisioned $36 million Spokane Valley Performing Arts Center has entered the second year of a five-year campaign. ...


Preparations underway for downtown sports stadium

Spokane Public Schools’ new $31 million-plus sports stadium near the Spokane Arena is expected to begin taking shape soon. Greg Forsyth, director of capital projects for the school district, says the site is being prepared through the general ...


Post Falls veterans home to be completed in fall

Construction of a long-planned North Idaho Veterans Home, in Post Falls, is expected to be completed in the fall, says Tracy Schaner, Idaho Division of Veterans Services deputy chief administrator, who’s overseeing the project. The 83,400-square foot ...


New organizations form to serve business interests

As business owners and employees at businesses in the Spokane area, you are busy balancing your work and family life while at the same time trying to keep an eye on the issues that impact you. There are so many issues coming out of local governments and...

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