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Avista to debut Solar Select energy program

Registration has started for Spokane-based Avista Utilities newest renewable energy program, Solar Select. Marc Schaffner, renewable energy product manager for Avista, describes the program as a cost-effective structure designed to bring solar energy to ...

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Spokane Falls Blvd. configuration changes considered

Officials have started discussing how to handle the flow of traffic near a proposed pedestrian plaza to be constructed west of City Hall, along the 800 block of west Spokane Falls Boulevard next year. At least five options are being developed, one of whi...

Central City Line meets federal funding requisites

Consultants from Washington, D.C.-based Cardinal Infrastructure LLC revisited Spokane Transit Authority headquarters this month with encouraging updates regarding progress toward obtaining a $50 million-plus Federal Transit Administration grant to help fu...

$2 million fuel facility planned at Felts Field

A new aircraft fueling facility will be constructed at Felts Field this summer, and the current fueling system will be demolished, says Todd Woodard, spokesman for Spokane Airports. Woodard says the project, which has an estimated cost of between $1.5 ...

State launches online retirement marketplace

Since the launch of the Washington Retirement Marketplace last month, the nation’s first state-verified online marketplace for low-cost retirement plans, its director, Carolyn McKinnon, says the program is receiving an encouraging number of calls and we...

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The INB Performing Arts Center’s next act

The INB Performing Arts Center debuted 44 years ago as part of the World’s Fair. It’s largely been untouched ever since. That will change, effective May 1. Operated by the Spokane Public Facilities District, the performing arts center will shut down ...

Spokane Super Oval track operator Rick Nelson (right) and general manager Jim Moore are banking on profitability in 2018.

Spokane Super Oval could turn corner, owner says

After nearly four years of work and having spent $700,000 of his own money, Rick Nelson, the owner of Spokane Super Oval LLC, thinks the half-mile auto racing track in Airway Heights could finish this racing season in the black. “We’ve struggled ever...

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Data protection law might have far reaching impact

Some cybersecurity experts are focusing their attention on the European Union’s soon-to-be-implemented General Data Protection Regulation, which could have a big effect on how businesses worldwide handle data privacy. “I believe that the majority of ...

Public policy can complicate firing at-will workers

The general rule in Washington is that an employee who isn't subject to an express contract of employment can be terminated at any time, without cause. There are, however, several exceptions to that rule. The terms of an employee handbook or specific tre...

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Curran sees PFD as part of Spokane renaissance

From Stephanie Curran’s ground-level administrative office on the south side of Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, the new CEO of the Spokane Public Facilities District has an expansive view of the downtown construction activity that starts right across t...

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