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Report: Spokane County underbuilt by 32,000 housing units

The housing market in Spokane County was underbuilt by nearly 32,000 living units during the 2010s, a market needs assessment report concludes. That lack of supply helped drive median home selling price in the county above $300,000 in 2020—and ...


Growth management broached in Kootenai County

In response to a surge in development and population, the subject of growth management is being broached in Kootenai County. The county’s Community Development office has produced a 22-page report exploring possible growth management strategies that ...


Q&A with homeless coordinator Arielle Anderson

Arielle Anderson was hired March 16 as the city of Spokane Valley’s first housing and homeless coordinator. Anderson, age 42, previously worked for Spokane-based nonprofit Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners, where she was involved in foreclosure...


Garco, Knife River collaborate on $75.9M fish flume

Spokane-based Garco Construction Inc. and the Spokane Valley-based operations of Knife River Corp. are working together to construct a concrete flume for salmon passage at a dam near Cle Elum, Washington....


A Tale of Two Job Markets in the Inland Northwest

The number of people receiving long-term unemployment benefits in the Spokane area remains high, and the number of people who have dropped out of the workforce has increased....


Electric-vehicle purchases rise in Spokane, but hurdles remain

Electric vehicle purchases have been increasing steadily among Spokane County residents, but industry observers say there are still several hurdles to widespread adoption....


Amazon Air leases planned warehouse at Spokane airport

Amazon.com Inc. plans to lease a soon-to-be-built air cargo facility at Spokane International Airport, says Todd Coleman, executive director of S3R3 Solutions. The facility will be used to transfer parcels from the airport to and from the Amazon...

Mullen’s Memphis deal muddies its future in Spokane

Mullen Technologies Inc.’s future in Spokane is up in the air as the startup electric vehicle manufacturer eyes Memphis, Tennessee, for its future headquarters. A press release from the company on March 18 says the company plans to establish its...


Angela’s Family Service works to provide safety net for at-risk families

Angela Kraemer decided if she was going to leave the home to help generate income for her family, she would do something fulfilling. At the suggestion of a friend 13 years ago, Kraemer founded Angela’s Family Services LLC, a business that helps...


$53 million Podium project to open in fall

Stacked atop a basalt outcropping in the North Bank area overlooking downtown Spokane, The Podium was built on ground that had to be blasted away...

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