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U.S.-Japan accord bodes well for wheat farmers

The Washington wheat industry’s 2020 forecast received a boost when the Japanese government ratified the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement at the beginning of this month. Also, at the beginning of the month, the state’s apple industry went on a global ...

Ptera inks broadband contract with Cheney

Cheney City Council has approved a contract with Liberty Lake-based telecommunications provider Ptera Inc. that will allow the city government to lease inactive fiber-optic lines to the company in exchange for broadband service. ...

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Realtors feel recoil of mayoral campaign support

Earlier this year, veteran Spokane Realtor Patricia O’Callaghan sat at a South Hill restaurant awaiting dinner with a large group of friends and acquaintances. ...

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Zombie Attack: Group looks to reduce number of abandoned ‘zombie’ homes

A loose group of Spokane professionals has begun working to relieve some of the pressure the area’s housing market is under by bringing “zombie homes” back to life. ...

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Worksource’s Talent Solutions team evolve

In an ongoing shift to modernize, Spokane’s longtime employment and worker retraining agency WorkSource has revamped the duties of its former Business Engagement Team. ...

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Is #MeToo movement hurting attractive women?

Few could dispute that the #MeToo movement brought with it a tidal wave of empowerment and validation for women. Originally created by Tarana Burke in 2006, it eventually reached its media peak in 2017 with the sexual abuse allegations ...

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Kindergarten readiness worsens in Spokane area

Both locally and statewide, the majority of kids aren’t entering public schools “kindergarten ready,” state data show, and the problem appears to be getting worse. ...

Spokane County, city find site for crisis stabilization center

Spokane County is transforming its former motor pool garage at 1302 W. Gardner into a crisis stabilization center for those arrested for low-level crimes whose behavior is a symptom of mental illness--or a combination of mental illness ...

Hayden Homes to award affordable housing grants

Redmond, Oregon-based homebuilder and developer Hayden Homes LLC has announced an initiative that will award a total of $150,000 in grants to three cities, counties, or agencies in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon ...

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Employment in Spokane cannabis market grows

Apex Cannabis co-founder Stacey Peterson spent the majority of the past weekend editing, then ultimately presenting, the marijuana and cannabis company’s 75-page training manual to key personnel in the business. ...

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