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Cd’A 2030 selects event center consultant

Coeur d’Alene nonprofit CDA 2030 has selected HVS Convention, Sports & Entertainment Facilities Consulting, of Chicago, to conduct a market analysis and feasibility study for a potential performing arts and events center in the Coeur d’Alene area, say...

Spokane gets wheels turning on bike-share program

The city of Spokane hopes to select a company to research and design a potential bike-share program here this week. Bike-sharing programs are designed to provide users the ability to pick up a bicycle at any self-serve bike-station and return it to any ...

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Joe Albi Stadium alternatives in works

The need for three new middle schools—one of which may be located near Joe Albi Stadium on Spokane’s North Side—has Spokane Public Schools giving thought to potentially working with city officials on the idea of building a stadium near downtown. M...

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Piecing together downtown Spokane’s parking puzzle

Of the various parking issues in the city, the lack of leasable spaces for downtown workers is the most concerning, says Downtown Spokane Partnership’s Andrew Rolwes. In August, the DSP surveyed 15 parking lots and garages in the downtown core, says R...

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Spokane groups strategize for legislative session

Spokane-area interests are working to inform lawmakers about their priorities as the state Legislature prepares to convene its 2018 session, which they say will focus heavily on passing a capital budget and continuing education mandates. The Legislature...

Coeur d’Alene parking garage moves forward

Construction on a new $7.3 million parking garage in downtown Coeur d’Alene is expected to begin next Friday, Dec. 15, says Tony Berns, executive director of ignite cda, the city’s urban renewal agency. The project is expected to be completed next ...

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DSHS rolls out two new caregiver support services

The Washington state Department of Social and Health Services has rolled out new services for unpaid caregivers. Bea Rector, Olympia-based director of the home and community services division within the Aging and Long Term Support Administration of DSHS...

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Free to ride: Care Cars program delivers mobility

Jennifer Perkins was overwhelmed. Her husband, David, had suffered a stroke and been diagnosed with dementia. Countless doctor appointments and medical tests stretched out before them, but Perkins had her own health issues, and she didn’t drive. “I ...

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Kevin Twohig: A career of changing skylines

Since Spokane Public Facilities District CEO Kevin Twohig publicly announced his retirement, more than a few people have taken it upon themselves to give him credit for changing Spokane’s skyline. They’ve pointed to the fact that during his 16-year t...

Tax bills rise for Spokane County’s top taxpayers

Tax bills levied on the top 50 property owners in Spokane County for 2017 totaled $52 million, up nearly 2 percent from last year, county records show. The rate of increase was lower than last year’s 3 percent hike and the 6.4 percent jump in 2015. Ov...

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