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Public policy can complicate firing at-will workers

The general rule in Washington is that an employee who isn't subject to an express contract of employment can be terminated at any time, without cause. There are, however, several exceptions to that rule. The terms of an employee handbook or specific tre...


Curran sees PFD as part of Spokane renaissance

From Stephanie Curran’s ground-level administrative office on the south side of Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, the new CEO of the Spokane Public Facilities District has an expansive view of the downtown construction activity that starts right across t...


Riverfront Park work proceeds

The most visible places where the general public can see changes to Riverfront Park downtown are along and around the areas of west Spokane Falls Boulevard and north Washington Street. Along those two streets, and through the southern portion of the park...


City to start construction on last of its planned CSO tank projects

Marlene Feist, spokeswoman for the city of Spokane’s utilities department, says the city plans to begin construction this year on combined sewer overflow projects valued at about $8.6 million. “This is the last of the CSO projects, so we’re winding...


North Spokane Corridor project forges ahead

The Washington state Department of Transportation has two major projects planned this year relating to the North Spokane Corridor, says Al Gilson, spokesman for the department’s Eastern Region. So far, the department has completed 5.5 miles of the 10.5...


North Monroe overhaul to begin in April

Work on the long planned and highly debated North Monroe Corridor project is set to begin early next month, says Marlene Feist, a Spokane city spokeswoman. The $8.8 million project will reconfigure a 1.1-mile stretch of Monroe Street between Indiana and ...


Tariffs import uncertainties for some Spokane-area manufacturers

Although images show President Donald Trump surrounded by smiling aluminum and steel workers after signing two proclamations imposing tariffs on imports of aluminum and steel, some Spokane-area buyers and manufacturers of steel and aluminum say they aren...


Millwood sets stage to attract business

The little city of Millwood is in the midst of a transformation, some say, with several projects in the works that are aimed at improving infrastructure and attracting new businesses. Surrounded by the city of Spokane Valley on three sides, Millwood cove...

Five Spokane property owners seek zone changes on 17 parcels

Five Spokane-area developers are seeking changes in land-use designations on parcels they own in Spokane to make them consistent with current or adjacent uses, say consultants who represent the owners in zone-change requests submitted to the city. Land-u...


Spokane Sportsplex is closer to becoming reality

For years, the idea of building a multipurpose sports complex in Spokane that could host regional and national sporting events has been on the wish lists of sports and economic development proponents alike. A funding mechanism for such a multimillion-dol...

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