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Long-Term Insurance, Short Term Confusion

Some long-term care insurance providers here say Washington state has placed them in a confusing and financially risky position with the impending implementation of the Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Program, also known as the WA Cares Fund. ...

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Decolonizing nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations are beginning to look inward when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion, some observers here say. Tara Ramos, owner of Spokane-based Redfox Consulting and a member of the Iñupiat Alaskan Native group, says demand for her ...

Painted Hills developers looking to move forward

Black Realty Inc.’s planned Painted Hills residential development is looking to move forward with its plans to build over 580 living units at the former Painted Hills Golf Course, at 4403 S. Dishman-Mica Road, in south Spokane Valley. The development ...

Journal’s View: ARP funds provide regional transformative opportunity

Government leaders here are faced with the enormous task of deciding what to do with more than $200 million in American Rescue Plan funding coming collectively to Spokane County, the cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley, school districts, and other local ...

Clearing fuels from our forests urgently needed

Massive forest fires in western parts of our country are not only choking us with layers of thick smoke but are leaving behind millions of acres of scorched hillsides, ridges, and valleys. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, record wildfire seasons ...

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Engineering Idaho: David Evans & Associates consults on major traffic changes

Established in Portland, Oregon in 1976, the transportation civil engineering consulting company David Evans & Associates Inc. has secured a solid presence in the Inland Northwest....

Why Realtors, others pulled out of city’s housing plan

In the Housing Action Plan the Spokane City Council is expected to consider on July 26, you’ll see the names of the Housing Plan Working Group, individuals and organizations included to provide guidance on existing housing challenges, provide input ...

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Downtown Spokane Partnership may be headed to the other side of the tracks

City officials are asking the Downtown Spokane Partnership to take on the added responsibility of providing cleanup and safety services south of the railroad viaduct in the city’s core....

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Examining a surge in death investigations

The number of cases the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office oversees has surged in recent years, and further increases are projected in the second half of this years, says chief medical examiner Dr. Veena Singh....

Spokane’s Alexander Scott named to new post at Commerce Department

The Washington state Department of Commerce has hired Spokane-based Alexander Scott to the newly created position of federal adviser, the state agency announced late last month....

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