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Opportunity awaits in Spokane’s Opportunity Zones

A year after 11 Spokane-area neighborhoods were designated as Opportunity Zones, at least one advocate says Spokane is starting to see some investment activity. ...

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Growing volunteerism with Spokane Gives

The Spokane Gives initiative, a program that Mayor David Condon says started as a friendly challenge to become a more compassionate city, continues to grow as it nears its fifth year of operations as a city-wide effort to improve volunteerism...

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$122 million dedicated to public projects in Spokane County

The recently passed state capital budget includes about $122 million for 65 projects in Spokane County that will get underway in the next two years. ...

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AIA promotes architects as advocates

When most of us think of architects, we probably think of building designers and creative types, rather than leaders in promoting beneficial social and environmental change. ...

Hope House garners $13 million for downtown project

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission has approved $237 million for construction or preservation of nearly 1,000 affordable apartments throughout the state, including $13 million in tax-credit equity for the 60 units to be built at the planned ...

Lime scooters, bikes to return to Spokane May 13

After a successful pilot study downtown, Lime bikes and scooters soon will return to the streets of Spokane. The distinctive green pedal-assist bikes and electric scooters will be available throughout much of the city starting Monday, May 13...

The core of downtown Spokane’s parking woes

A recent downtown parking study doesn’t acknowledge the need for a greater concentration of parking in the city’s core, observers say. ...

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Underutilized worker rate likely has declined in Spokane area

As unemployment rates have dropped in recent years, the underutilized workforce appears to have declined with it, Spokane-area labor experts say. At the county level, however, it’s hard to say conclusively. ...

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Spokane Valley’s industrial evolution

The city of Spokane Valley is taking some of the uncertainty out of development on an 840-acre northeast industrial area, near Barker Road and Trent Avenue. The goal is to save developers time and money by providing them with both a traffic analysis and...

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Lisa Brown: An Inland influence on Commerce

Veteran Spokane politician Lisa Brown has started a new role as director of the Washington state Department of Commerce, a position that she hopes will be enriched by both her previous experience serving in the state Legislature...

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