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Lincoln County hospital district plans medical office building

The Lincoln County Public Hospital District #3 board has approved moving forward with construction of a new, 30,000-square-foot medical office building and primary-care clinic in Davenport, Washington, about 40 miles west of Spokane. Construction is ...

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Outside the line: Development potential along the planned City Line route

Public investment often attracts private development, and real estate professionals here hope the planned $92.2 million City Line bus route is no exception. ...

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New vision is in works for downtown Spokane

Parking structures replace surface parking lots in the city’s core. A cultural trail through the center of downtown informs and inspires residents and visitors to a more broadly defined downtown Spokane, expanded to include the North Bank, as well as ...

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Spring offers boost to environmental consulting

Beth Fifield Hodgson says she didn’t plan to start an environmental consulting firm in which most of the staff would be made up of women. It just worked out that way. Fifield Hodgson co-owns Spring Environmental Inc., with her sister...

State, city to upgrade energy codes this year

Builders can expect a new slew of energy-efficiency codes to kick in later this year. As they wait, the next slate of changes is already in the works. ...

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$290 million-plus in public projects to start this year

Even though the passage of Initiative 976 and its subsequent court challenge have left some public projects up in the air, 2020 is expected to be another strong year of public work, with more than $290 million in activity expected to begin this year...

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Greater Spokane Incorporated launches Point 09 campaign

If Greater Spokane Incorporated gets its way in the next legislative session, Spokane County would receive an additional $11 million a year in economic development funding moving forward. GSI, which acts as Spokane’s joint chamber of commerce ...

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Spokane groups establish legislative priorities

Issues and opportunities involving housing and health care top the list of priorities for Spokane-area municipalities and organizations as they prepare to make their cases at the 2020 Washington state legislative session. To bolster the housing market...

Sanctions against Venezuela hit Gold Reserve hard

A cloud of uncertainty once again hangs over Gold Reserve Inc., a Canadian mining company with executive offices in Spokane. A quarterly earnings report the company released last month claims a recent escalation of international sanctions bars Gold ...

Outlaw Woman to be converted to Spokane COPS shop

Despite its name, the Outlaw Woman retail store at 1720 N. Ash has always been on the right side of the law. Though her formal education and training was in advertising and finance, business owner Tamra Brannon says she’s always had compassion for the ...

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