Spokane Journal of Business

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Socially distanced, socially conscious

Instead of canceling fundraising events, many Inland Northwest nonprofits have moved them into the digital realm. Donor participation in charity events is lower, but some nonprofits say they’re receiving nearly as many donations as in prior years from ...

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Refugee Connection Spokane pivots services

Refugee Connections Spokane’s flexible setup left it well-positioned to pivot its services when the COVID-19 outbreak spread here, says Marijke Fakasiieiki, the nonprofit’s executive director. Over the past year, the organization, which was created ...

Journal selects Rising Stars

The Journal of Business has selected 10 Spokane-area young professionals as its 2020 class of Rising Stars. Those future leaders will be honored at a virtual event on Sept. 10. This year’s honorees include five women and five men, all of whom are ...

Allen foundation study to aid virus response

The Washington state Department of Health and the University of Washington Medicine, backed by the Seattle-based philanthropic organization Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, have launched a major study to determine the percentage of Washingtonians who have...

A. The Journal’s View: Collaboration encouraging in affordable housing issue

It’s encouraging that landlord and tenant representatives here are working together during the coronavirus crisis by seeking rental assistance to keep tenants in their homes during this time of widespread loss of employment and income. ...

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At least 44K jobs said to be preserved in Spokane area through PPP

Nearly 6,500 Spokane-area employers received hundreds of millions of dollars tied to preserving at least 44,000 jobs through federal Paycheck Protection Program loans. The U.S. Small Business Administration declines to disclose the total loan volume ...

Hearing examiner OKs Gun Club request

The Spokane County Hearing Examiner has approved the Spokane Gun Club’s application for a conditional-use permit to build a gun range on the West Plains. The hearing examiner handed down his decision on July 1. Spokane Gun Club officer Dave McCann ...

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A taxing season for Spokane CPAs

The federal tax filing deadline extension has created additional stress for Spokane accountants. As the new July 15 deadline approaches, many clients have put off filing until the last minute, and some CPAs here say that has created a bottleneck of work ...

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Excelsior to treat unwilling patients under Ricky's Law

Spokane’s Excelsior Youth Center is now prepared to treat minors who have been placed in inpatient treatment involuntarily for behavioral health and addiction issues. ...

Mixed export markets worry Washington's ag producers

Uncertainties in overseas markets due to COVID-19 will almost certainly put a dent in the sales of most Washington commodities abroad. An observer of the state’s grain market thinks wheat exports will remain unchanged this year, while the head of the a...

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