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Lyft, Uber win temporary restraining orders on release of city data

Two popular ride-share companies, Uber and Lyft, have been granted temporary restraining orders in Spokane County Superior Court that stem from public-records requests the Journal of Business filed seeking information on the fees they paid to the city of ...

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Transportation spending to rise significantly in 2015

More than $160 million in new and continuing transportation-related construction projects are slated for 2015 across Spokane County, an increase of $20 million from last year, including continued work on the North Spokane Corridor and several previously d...

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Spokane Airports stats show steady climb

Revenue, passenger count, and total freight rose at Spokane International Airport in 2014 compared with 2013, also exceeding the airport’s projections for last year, according to a preliminary financial report, submitted recently to the Spokane Airport ...

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Ride-share companies flourishing in Spokane

Two of the nation’s largest ride-booking service companies, Lyft and Uber, have been operating in Spokane under interim operating agreements they signed with the city in late September, and they appear to be thriving, with drivers saying they enjoy the ...

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Senate bill would create justice centers to aid seniors

Washington state Sens. Andy Billig, D-Spokane, and Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, Wash., are co-sponsoring a bill that would create two elder justice centers—one in each senator’s city—in a pilot program designed to help protect seniors from abuse ...

Spokane Park Board plans to hire GC/CM adviser in March

The Spokane Park Board voted recently to use a general contractor/construction manager approach for the $64.3 million Riverfront Park update project, approved by voters in November, and now the search is on to hire an adviser to help the city select a GC...

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SBA lenders encouraged by rebound in volume

Some providers of U.S. Small Business Administration-backed loans here are anticipating a second consecutive year of loan growth after the dollar volume bounced upward in fiscal 2014 from a year-earlier decline. Last year, lenders in the SBA’s Spokane ...

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Chris Cargill: Furthering free market

Five years ago, Chris Cargill traded in his spot behind the news desk at KXLY-TV for a position on the forefront of Washington state politics. As the organization’s Eastern Washington director, Cargill has led this outpost of the free-market-backing t...

Cities, Spokane County net $5.6 million in road grants

The cities of Spokane, Spokane Valley and Spokane County have received more than $5.6 million in state and federal grants to reduce fatal and serious injury collisions on city streets, including $4.1 million in grants to overhaul north Monroe Street, wher...

New state transportation plan pushes North Spokane Corridor funding

The Washington State Transportation Commission has completed its 20-year transportation plan and submitted it to the Legislature for consideration late last month, says Joe Tortorelli, Spokane-based vice chairman of the commission. “The biggest thing ...

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