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U.S. Pavilion at Riverfront Park concept

This conceptual drawing shows what a walkway within the U.S. Pavilion at Riverfront Park could look like when the $16.5 million renovation of the iconic downtown feature is completed. ...


SBA lending in Spokane District reaches $226.7 million

Total lending backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Inland Northwest rose $8.3 million through fiscal year 2018, data compiled by SBA indicates....


Washington L&I mulls overtime, salary rule changes

The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries is starting to look into updating wage requirements for salaried employees....


New statute modifies mammogram results notification

A new Washington state law takes effect within a few months that will require health care facilities, following a mammogram, to inform patients if they have dense breast tissue, says Dr. Rachel O'Connor...

Spokane Valley launches new infrastructure reporting system

Since launching a citizen infrastructure reporting app last month, the City of Spokane Valley has received more than a dozen reports through the app, says Elisha Heath, executive assistant to the city manager....

Spokane Transit Authority, Greenstone team up on pilot project

Liberty Lake-based real estate development company Greenstone Corp. has announced a new partnership with Spokane Transit Authority that will enable residents, business owners, and employees in the Kendall Yards neighborhood access to free transit....


Stantec awarded contract to assess state rest areas

The Spokane office of Stantec Inc., an international design firm with headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta, is one of three others that will be working on a recently awarded $575,000 contract to lead a statewide evaluation of 33 rest areas...


New text service aims to keep defendants out of jail

A newly implemented text-messaging service designed to remind defendants of upcoming court dates has the potential to reduce failure-to-appear rates and save money in Spokane County courtrooms as well as space in its jails, says a Spokane public defender ...


Otis Hotel project’s asbestos, lead woes to be resolved soon

Following months of delays, the Otis Hotel redevelopment project has been cleared of lead contamination concerns by the Washington state Department of Ecology, says Portland, Ore.-based developer Curtis Rystadt. Additionally, the Washington state...


2018 Rising Stars: Emily Arneson

Last year, employment and public records attorney Emily Arneson knew she needed a new line of work even though she enjoyed what she was doing for a Spokane law firm. “I really hated having to bill people for the work I was doing,” Arneson says. “I ...

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