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Health care insurance enrollment here is near top of exchange

Washington State Health Benefit Exchange is one of the national leaders among states in enrolling participants in qualified health plans, and Spokane County is one of the top counties for enrollment in the state, based on preliminary data compiled by the ...

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Riverfront Park ideas crystallize

Conceptual drawings of potential improvements to Spokane’s Riverfront Park depict a 22,000-square-foot carrousel building. Beneath the iconic cable structure of the Pavilion, a dome canopy with movable parts would open to the sky or close for shelter. T...

Spokane International Airport plans to resume taxiway configuration

The Spokane International Airport plans to resume work in April on the $3.9 million first phase of a large taxiway reconfiguration project. Meantime, airport spokesman Todd Woodard says the second phase of the project will go to bid in June, with that w...

Inbound flow of residents held flat last year in Spokane County

Out-of-state drivers’ license surrenders, one of the indicators of new residents moving into the area, remained flat in Spokane County for the second year in a row in 2013. Online data compiled by the Washington State Department of Licensing showed th...

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Palouse crops get farm bill boost

Inland Northwest producers of chickpeas and other legumes expect to see economic benefit from two initiatives in the recently passed five-year farm bill, agricultural industry observers say. One of the measures in the Agricultural Act of 2014 provides $1...

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Sports field house backers seek design funds

The Spokane Sports Commission is seeking a $250,000 legislative appropriation to begin the preliminary design phase of an envisioned $20 million-plus field house and event center that would be developed on mostly city-owned property north of the Spokane R...

Property valuations tick higher for county

The total property value in Spokane County took an upward turn in 2013 for the first time since 2009, and levy rates leveled off after edging higher every year since 2008, says Spokane County Assessor Vicki Horton. Spokane County’s total assessed value...

Ptera Wireless wins city of Liberty Lake contract

The city of Liberty Lake has contracted with Ptera Wireless Inc., the Liberty-Lake based provider of wireless broadband internet and phone services, to upgrade its phone and Internet services, says Steve Wilson, vice president of Ptera. The project bega...

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Up to $100 million sewer project takes step forward

The city of Spokane is seeking proposals from engineering firms for design and construction management of an estimated $80 million to $100 million upgrade at the city’s Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility sewage-treatment plant. Marlene Feist, th...

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