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Design work starts for Trent Avenue bridge replacement

The Washington state Department of Transportation is designing a replacement for the East Trent Avenue Bridge, which crosses the Spokane River just east of Hamilton Street in East Spokane. Al Gilson, Spokane-based spokesman for WDSOT, says the $20 milli...

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Spokane Gives effort expands in scope, influence

The Spokane Gives campaign has expanded in scope during its first three years. Entering its fourth year, its initiator, Spokane Mayor David Condon, sees potential for more growth in participation from the business sector. “We’re starting to get mo...

Airport reports increased revenues, passenger count

A preliminary financial report released last month shows revenue and passenger counts both rose at Spokane International Airport in 2016 compared with 2015, again exceeding the airport’s projections for the year.  Todd Woodard, director of marketing a...

STA debuts real-time updates on route status

As part of its Smart Bus Initiative, Spokane Transit Authority has begun rolling out some new features to help riders to track bus schedules here better. Brandon Rapez-Betty, STA spokesman, says buses now are equipped with GPS technology that provides r...

Library outlet set to open in Spokane Valley Mall

The Spokane County Library District says it plans to open The BookEnd, providing additional library space, in a vacant 2,200-square-foot area next to Macy’s on the second floor of the Spokane Valley Mall at the beginning of May. “The idea is for tha...

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Tackling workforce education in Spokane

Greater Spokane Incorporated has taken on a big challenge with its new community initiative called Greater Minds that aims to provide working adults with support to return to school. The program’s goal is to increase the percentage of adult workers in ...

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Game over for overtime rule?

The white-collar overtime rule that the Obama administration had set to go into effect in December remains on hold, and some employers and their counsel here don’t see it coming back soon. “As a practical matter, I think it’s over for a while,...

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Rail facility looks likely to be built on West Plains

Spokane County Commissioner Al French says the county soon will submit a request for proposals to operate what he calls a “transitional transload rail facility” on the West Plains, just east of Fairchild Air Force Base. French has spearheaded Spokane...

Court overturns ruling on ‘Freddy Park’

A Washington state appellate court panel here again 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....

Spokane SBA office to offer business leadership class

The Spokane branch of the U.S. Small Business Administration, for the second year, is offering an Emerging Leaders training initiative for the owners or chief administrators of small Inland Northwest businesses that are on the cusp of growth. The entrepr...

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