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STA to break ground on $92.2M City Line

Spokane Transit Authority plans to break ground in May on its $92.2 million City Line bus rapid-transit route. The six-mile City Line, which will extend from the Browne’s Addition neighborhood to Spokane Community College and run through downtown...

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North Spokane Corridor projects are in full swing

The signs of work on the North Spokane Corridor in northeast Spokane are readily visible now. When completely finished in 2029, the $1.49 billion project ultimately will create a freeway linking Interstate 90 in east Spokane to U.S. 395 north of Spokane....

Construction activity rolls at West Plains PDA

Construction momentum is on a strong roll within the West Plains-Airport Area Public Development Authority district, which covers more than 9,000 acres encompassing the Spokane International Airport and surrounding land....

COVID-19 Resource Guide for Spokane Business

As COVID-19 takes its economic toll on business owners and employees during the ongoing health crisis, a number of government agencies, relief organizations, and private enterprises are making resources available to provide assistance. Here are some of th...

More offices closures, restrictions take effect

Effective today, March 18, the Spokane County Regional Health District says it will be limiting public access to the building due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The main entrance will be locked, both sets of elevators will be closed to the public. Any allow...

City delays ‘nonurgent’ building inspections

The city of Spokane is delaying “nonurgent building inspections” until a later date, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some inspections, however, will be conducted virtually, via videoconferencing, and some will be left to the inspectors’ discreti...

COVID-19 hits big West Plains employers

Coronavirus has affected two of the Spokane area’s largest employers, both based on the West Plains. Fairchild Air Force Base disclosed last night that one of its active-duty airmen had tested positive for COVID-19, and Col. Derek Salmi, the base com...

Spokane governments declare local virus emergency

Spokane County, the cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley, and other area municipalities have initiated emergency declaration procedures to assist the organizations, businesses, workers, and the general population in a regional response to COVID-19....

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Going Viral: Effects of coronavirus drift into Spokane business community

Fear of coronavirus has spread even faster than the virus itself, and Inland Northwest businesses are feeling the impacts both of the fear and the outbreak, through disruptions to supply chains, travel itineraries, and everyday office life....

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Airforce program nabs ATC, Continuous Composites

Two North Idaho composite manufacturers have been selected to participate in a government-led program geared toward preparing companies to compete in military and commercial markets. ...

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