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Fair Play: $10 million expansion envisioned at Fair & Expo Center

The city of Spokane Valley is planning a two-story, $10 million addition to the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, with the goal of boosting tourism and retail spending....

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Spokane-area businesses received $786M in PPP loans

More than $786 million went to 6,755 businesses in Spokane County through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to detailed data released earlier this month by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The disclosure comes after several ...

Extra credit for helping nonprofits is coming

As 2020 continues its arduous march to an end, Inland Northwest financial advisers, tax preparers, and heads of nonprofits are reminding clients and benefactors about a charitable giving tax benefit included in the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, ...

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Bill would expand incentives for retirement savings

Proposed federal legislation some are calling SECURE Act 2.0 likely would encourage saving for retirement by expanding on legislation passed in 2019, local financial consultants and planners say. ...

Spokane City Council passes tax to finance affordable housing

Spokane City Council has approved a measure that will impose a 0.1% sales and use tax, the revenue from which will be dedicated to providing more affordable housing within the city....

Structural issues persist at Spokane Valley City Hall

This article has been updated to include comments from Mark D’Agostino, president of Meridian Construction Inc., and the company’s attorney John Black....

Potential unemployment tax hikes concern builders group

Members of the Associated Builders & Contractors’ Inland Pacific Chapter have expressed concerns to Gov. Jay Inslee’s office about the possibility of businesses experiencing steep unemployment insurance rate hikes in coming years....

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Friction over frontage road stalls $30 million project

A dispute between the cities of Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake has brought planning of the proposed $30 million Western States Equipment Co. project to a standstill. ...

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Reimagining of Division Street begins

Spokane-area transportation professionals are collaborating to re-envision what Division Street could be once the North Spokane Corridor opens. It’s a vision that includes bicycles that were once banned from areas of the street safely zipping down ...

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Spokane Valley looks to repurpose old horse arena

The city of Spokane Valley will take public input in the coming weeks as it decides what to do with a no-longer-used portion of Valley Mission Park. ...

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