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Conflict over Business Improvement District boils over downtown

In the wake of the forced resignation of Spokane Planning Director Scott Chesney last month, city leaders and board members of two downtown groups are struggling over personnel and contract fulfillment expectations related to the downtown Business Improve...

One floor of courthouse to undergo refurbishing

National Native American Construction Inc., a Coeur d’Alene-based, minority-owned construction company, started work last week on a $714,000 remodel of part of the Spokane County Courthouse’s second floor. Located at 1116 W. Broadway, the courthouse...

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Wildfire-fighting company Aero-Flite to relocate to Spokane International Airport

Areo-Flite Inc., a Kingman, Ariz.-based wild land firefighting company, is in the process of relocating its operations to a hangar on the south side of the airport, next to the air traffic control tower. The company’s relocation is the subject of an a...

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Tax incentives in Idaho could lure more Washington companies

With its new tax breaks and Spokane Valley-based aerospace parts manufacturer Advanced Thermoplastic Composites Inc. relocating there next year, Idaho appears to be poised to draw more businesses away from the Spokane area. ATC, which is located at 1031...

Massive Riverfront Park plan begins to take shape

The Spokane Park Board and city staff say they will move forward at a brisk pace on planning for the planned $64.3 million Riverfront Park renovation, with sights set on breaking ground on improvements after Labor Day weekend 2015. Construction work is ...

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Guide to help employers get workers back on the job

A Washington State University Spokane nursing professor has published a guide to help employers and employees with job-related injuries get back to work, using a $138,000 grant from the state’s Safety & Health Investment Projects (SHIP) Grant Program....

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Big expectations for big expansion at the Spokane Convention Center

The first phase of the $50 million, 92,000-square-foot Spokane Convention Center expansion project should be completed by mid-December, says the Spokane Public Facilities District. ...

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Spokane County Assessor’s Office endeavors to keep pace with growing market

With nearly 72 percent of the votes in the recent election, Republican Vicki Horton has four more years as Spokane County Assessor—and a mandate to keep doing what she’s doing. ...

Road-through-park lawsuit against Spokane County OK’d

A Washington state appellate court panel here has reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that Spokane County commissioners improperly authorized the construction of a road through dedicated parkland in the Wandermere area north of Spokane to serve a...

Deer Park starts to replace wastewater lagoon liners

The city of Deer Park has begun a $7.5 million project to replace the plastic liners in its three effluent storage lagoons, which together can hold up to 135 million gallons of wastewater. ...

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