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Businesses form ‘hello for good’ coalition to address homelessness

A group of Spokane business leaders has formed a coalition to address homelessness in Spokane, attempting to reverse alarming trends outlined in a recent study that indicates the rate of homelessness in Spokane has grown to three times the national ...


AG files consumer protection lawsuit against Providence

The Washington state Attorney General’s Office has filed a consumer protection lawsuit that claims that 14 hospitals, including the two Providence hospitals in Spokane, sought to collect payments from Washington residents who were eligible for charity c...


Long-term care insurers return to Washington market after state delays program

A delay in launching a state-run, long-term care insurance program has brought private insurance carriers back into the Washington market. Signed into law last April, the Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Act, also known as the Washington Cares ...


Meet & Greet with University District’s Juliet Sinisterra

Juliet Sinisterra has over 25 years of experience in project management throughout the Pacific Northwest, including strategic development, urban planning, master planning, and small business development. After years of working in project-based roles, she ...


Bill backed by Billig to entice manufacturing jobs

A state Senate bill designed to provide incentives to create manufacturing jobs is receiving some support here, though it might reduce revenue for some public entities that were created to promote such job creation....


Parting Thoughts with Downtown Spokane Partnership’s Mark Richard

After serving as president and CEO of the Downtown Spokane Partnership for nine years, Mark Richard has announced he will step down from his position effective mid-February and move to Tampa, Florida where he will be the vice president of expansion ...


209 million reasons Spokane business leaders want collaboration

Spokane and surrounding municipalities are receiving nearly $209 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds, and some business leaders want to see that money go toward an Expo 74-esque collaborative effort that could be transformative to the region. ...


Spokane International Airport moves forward with TREX terminal expansion project

Plans are progressing at the Spokane International Airport on an upgrade and expansion to one of the airport’s terminals, as well as construction of a warehouse near the airport....


City of Spokane formalizes civil rights efforts

The city of Spokane will address citizen and employee civil rights concerns, as well as issues of equity and inclusion, through advocacy, education, and policy reform. The Spokane City Council voted unanimously to establish the Office of Civil Rights...

Liberty Lake’s golf course clubhouse to be replaced

The city of Liberty Lake’s capital facilities plan has committed $8.4 million to upgrade the city’s 55-acre Trailhead Golf Course, located at 1102 N. Liberty Lake Road, next to City Hall....

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