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State ABLE programs helps disabled people save for future

Washington state has added another tool to its roster to provide financial independence for those with disabilities and is engaged in a statewide push to increase awareness of its new ABLE program. ...

Spokane employers send first wave of layoff notices to state

Over the last few weeks, a half-dozen businesses with employees in Spokane County have filed notices signaling the Washington state Employment Security Department of temporary layoffs of more than 800 workers. ...

Stimulus loan program gets off to rocky start, is important lifeline nonetheless

When the year began, business was booming, and the biggest challenge for many employers was finding qualified job applicants. Suddenly, we’re in an economic environment no one anticipated. ...

Spokane-area small businesses look to benefit from CARES Act

Spokane-area small-business owners are looking into taking advantage of aid offered to them through the CARES Act, says Sheryl McGrath, Spokane-based associate state director of the Washington Small Business Development Center....

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Spokane-area builders scramble to comply with state mandate

Spokane-area contractors are scrambling to comply with recent updates to Gov. Jay Inslee’s “stay home, stay healthy” order that has deemed commercial and residential construction as nonessential....

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Losses due to event cancellations, postponements surpass $35M

By Friday, March 20, Spokane had lost more than $35 million in anticipated economic impacts as events that had been scheduled to take place in the Spokane area were canceled or postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak....

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New rules for noncompete agreements take effect

Many business owners are either unaware of a new state law regarding noncompete agreements or are unaware of the scope of the law that went into effect Jan. 1, says Stephen Bergman, of Cooney Law Offices PS, of Spokane....

State investigates former financial planner in Spokane

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has opened a formal investigation into a one-time financial planner in Spokane recently banned from working in that capacity....

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Sportsplex foundation takes form

The concrete has been poured for the $53 million Sportsplex under construction near downtown Spokane, says Stephanie Curran, CEO of the Spokane Public Facilities District, which will own and operate the facility. Work on the 135,000-square-foot facility ...

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Post Street Bridge readied for replacement

After 103 years, the Post Street Bridge in downtown Spokane will be replaced. Construction is scheduled to start in April. Marlene Feist, director of strategic development for the public works department, says plans call for the project to be completed...

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