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Spokane County plans new $10 million Medical Examiner project

Spokane County is planning a $10 million remodel to a commercial building near the south edge of the University District, where it intends to move the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office....

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Out of the bag: Grocers prepare for potential plastic ban

Retailers throughout Washington state soon could be banned from offering customers single-use plastic bags, in an effort to reduce plastic waste and better protect the environment....

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Community gardening has increased sevenfold in Spokane area

When Patricia Munts, small farms and agriculture coordinator at Washington State University Spokane County Extension, began working with gardens in the city in 2008, there were at least eight community gardens, she recalls. ...

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Washington’s condominium conundrum

The Washington state Condominium Act adds to development costs and liabilities making condo construction an unattractive option for builders seeking to meet the demand for affordable housing, some construction industry professionals here say....

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Public projects to carry Spokane building sector

More than $412 million in new public construction projects are slated across Spokane County this year, including work on the next phase of the North Spokane Corridor, the start of the Hamilton Street Corridor Enhancement Project, bridge improvements...

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Housing organization to move Rose Apartments

East Central Community Organization, a Spokane-based nonprofit housing organization, plans to move an estimated 360,000-pound brick apartment building it owns this year....

Nationwide contraception initiative arrives in Spokane

Multiyear initiative Upstream Washington is working to decrease the number of unwanted pregnancies by increasing same-day access to birth control, and has turned its attention to Eastern Washington, which has a higher-than-average rate of unintended ...

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Legislative outlook: Spokane advocates seek $160 million-plus for projects, initiatives

Spokane-area interests are seeking funding for education, transportation, health care, and community projects and initiatives valued at more than $160 million during the upcoming state legislative session. ...

EnVision Center to open east of downtown Spokane

A broad menu of social services will be available in a central location on the periphery of downtown when Spokane’s EnVision Center opens late next month, those involved in the project say. ...

Mann-Grandstaff VA Hospital to adopt health record system by 2020

Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, in northwest Spokane, plans to adopt fully a new electronic health record system by March of 2020, that eventually will be deployed across all VA facilities nationwide. ...

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