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Piecing together downtown Spokane’s parking puzzle

Of the various parking issues in the city, the lack of leasable spaces for downtown workers is the most concerning, says Downtown Spokane Partnership’s Andrew Rolwes. In August, the DSP surveyed 15 parking lots and garages in the downtown core, says R...

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Spokane groups strategize for legislative session

Spokane-area interests are working to inform lawmakers about their priorities as the state Legislature prepares to convene its 2018 session, which they say will focus heavily on passing a capital budget and continuing education mandates. The Legislature...

Coeur d’Alene parking garage moves forward

Construction on a new $7.3 million parking garage in downtown Coeur d’Alene is expected to begin next Friday, Dec. 15, says Tony Berns, executive director of ignite cda, the city’s urban renewal agency. The project is expected to be completed next ...

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DSHS rolls out two new caregiver support services

The Washington state Department of Social and Health Services has rolled out new services for unpaid caregivers. Bea Rector, Olympia-based director of the home and community services division within the Aging and Long Term Support Administration of DSHS...

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Free to ride: Care Cars program delivers mobility

Jennifer Perkins was overwhelmed. Her husband, David, had suffered a stroke and been diagnosed with dementia. Countless doctor appointments and medical tests stretched out before them, but Perkins had her own health issues, and she didn’t drive. “I ...

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Kevin Twohig: A career of changing skylines

Since Spokane Public Facilities District CEO Kevin Twohig publicly announced his retirement, more than a few people have taken it upon themselves to give him credit for changing Spokane’s skyline. They’ve pointed to the fact that during his 16-year t...

Tax bills rise for Spokane County’s top taxpayers

Tax bills levied on the top 50 property owners in Spokane County for 2017 totaled $52 million, up nearly 2 percent from last year, county records show. The rate of increase was lower than last year’s 3 percent hike and the 6.4 percent jump in 2015. Ov...

State’s voter-approved sick, safe leave is looming

In November 2016, Washington voters approved Initiative 1433, raising the state’s minimum wage over the next four years starting Jan. 1, 2017. Initiative 1433’s other major component requires employers statewide to provide employees paid sick and saf...

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Public plaza envisioned in downtown Spokane

A public plaza will be built along Spokane Falls Boulevard in downtown Spokane, on a site where a 2.2-million gallon combined sewer overflow tank is being installed. The plaza’s design team, which includes Los Angeles-based AECOM, Spokane-based Garco Co...

Riverfront Park projects move toward next phase

The city of Spokane parks department is moving to the next phase of planning and development of renovations at Riverfront Park heading into next year. Meanwhile, Riverfront Park projects that started in 2017 are expected to wrap up during the first half ...

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