Spokane Journal of Business

Local News > Government

1

Spokane’s apprentice standards to hinder contractors, some say

New standards recently approved by the Spokane City Council meant to increase the use of apprentices will make it difficult for many contractors already dealing with labor shortages to participate in city projects, construction trade association represent...

1

Busy construction season projected for new year

The commercial construction sector had a strong start in 2021, and the 2022 construction season will bring continued growth of warehouses, manufacturing, and distribution centers, industry observers here say. Cheryl Stewart, executive director of the ...

Air cargo volumes increase at Spokane International

Air cargo transported in and out of Spokane International Airport has increased through the first nine months of this year, according to data provided by the airport. Airport data for the year through September, the most recent month available, shows ...

1

Climate-conscious consumption, investment urged

When a private wealth planner and a climate scientist converse, you might think the conversation between the two women would devolve into a debate about money versus nature. With us—Sarah Carlson and Jackie Francis—that isn’t the case. ...

Canadian airline eyes new service to, from Spokane

WestJet Airlines Ltd., a Canada based airline carrier, intends to launch daily flights to Spokane, according to a recent application submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation. WestJet would use its regional brand, WestJet Link, according to the ...

1

Washington state’s condo law changes could ease restrictions

New Washington state legislation has been signed into law with the goal to reduce barriers to condominium construction and development. However, some supporters of the measure say the changes aren’t enough to stimulate condominium development ...

Grants to help Spokane design more diverse housing

A 2020 report tagged Washington state with one of the 10 worst housing shortages in the nation, underbuilding by over a quarter of a million homes over the prior 15 years. Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies documented the ...

1

‘Zombie’ sites transformed into affordable homes

Habitat for Humanity-Spokane celebrated with two families as they received the keys to their newly rehabilitated homes on Sharp Avenue in the West Central neighborhood earlier this month, and the organization is planning two more such celebrations ...

1

Making history at the Riverfalls Tower

Two properties in Spokane’s Riverside District, on the west edge of downtown, have been approved for inclusion on the Spokane Register of Historic Places, says Logan Camporeale, historic preservation specialist for the Spokane City-County Historic ...

Proposed IRS reporting threshold increased; Bankers still don’t like it

Weeks after proposing a plan to require banks to report on accounts with inflows and outflows of $600 a year over reported income to the Internal Revenue Service, Congress has raised the proposed reporting threshold to $10,000 and added several exceptions...

Sign up for our E-mail updates

including the
Morning Edition

Join our list