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Opinions differ on Conflict of Interest Rule

In its desire to protect retirement savers better, the U.S. Department of Labor last year ruled all financial professionals working with retirement plans, or providing retirement planning advice, would be recognized as fiduciaries by the federal agency. ...

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World affairs said to bode well for Patriot Portfolio

National and international trends bode well for the young Patriot Portfolio formed by Spokane-based Vorpahl Wing Securities, says portfolio manager Eli Petropoulos. The Spokane-based stock brokerage, which Petropoulos says manages close to $100 million ...

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WorkSource looks to add flexibility, efficiency

Administrators at WorkSource, Spokane’s longtime employment and worker retraining agency, say recent changes in federal laws have given it the ability to create a more practical employment and training center for their customers. “The changes in the ...

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Preparing for Spokane’s future

It’s only been a year since Lisa Key started her position as director of planning for the city of Spokane, but within that time, she says she’s been on the front lines of some big changes, particularly downtown and in the U District. “Projects tha...

Contractors Northwest lands Riverfront Park ice rink project

The city of Spokane has selected Coeur d’Alene-based Contractors Northwest Inc. as the general contractor for the new Riverfront Park ice rink and upgrades to the Skyride facility and ticket office. CNI presented the lowest of three bids, at $6.7 milli...

New study calls for more ballparks at Liberty Lake

Based on higher than previously estimated demand and need, a recent feasibility study recommends adding four more ballfields to a proposed sports complex at Liberty Lake, increasing the project’s estimated cost by at least $10 million. The proposed Lib...

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Bernardo|Wills, Garco join on $42.5 million project

Bernardo|Wills Architects PC and Garco Construction Inc., both of Spokane, have teamed up to secure a $42.5 million project at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in Western Washington, says Gretchen Renz, a spokeswoman for Bernardo|Wills. Under the design-build co...

Fairchild isn’t leading candidate for KC-46As

Fairchild Air Force Base isn’t a contender to receive a KC-46A tanker fleet, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said in a press release this morning. Murray said the U.S. Air Force has told congressional leaders that Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, i...

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Funding education tops legislative priority list

With the deadline approaching in the upcoming biennium for the Legislature to meet basic education funding requirements, local groups will look to lawmakers to focus on following through with earlier funding commitments. Due to the state Supreme Court’...

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UW business development arm looks to expand to Spokane

The CEO of a Spokane-based incubator for fledgling tech companies says CoMotion, a business development department arm of the University of Washington in Seattle, is exploring the possibility of expanding its startup efforts here. Donna O’Neill, the ma...

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