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Clearing fuels from our forests urgently needed

Massive forest fires in western parts of our country are not only choking us with layers of thick smoke but are leaving behind millions of acres of scorched hillsides, ridges, and valleys. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, record wildfire seasons ...

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Engineering Idaho: David Evans & Associates consults on major traffic changes

Established in Portland, Oregon in 1976, the transportation civil engineering consulting company David Evans & Associates Inc. has secured a solid presence in the Inland Northwest....

Why Realtors, others pulled out of city’s housing plan

In the Housing Action Plan the Spokane City Council is expected to consider on July 26, you’ll see the names of the Housing Plan Working Group, individuals and organizations included to provide guidance on existing housing challenges, provide input ...

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Downtown Spokane Partnership may be headed to the other side of the tracks

City officials are asking the Downtown Spokane Partnership to take on the added responsibility of providing cleanup and safety services south of the railroad viaduct in the city’s core....

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Examining a surge in death investigations

The number of cases the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office oversees has surged in recent years, and further increases are projected in the second half of this years, says chief medical examiner Dr. Veena Singh....

Spokane’s Alexander Scott named to new post at Commerce Department

The Washington state Department of Commerce has hired Spokane-based Alexander Scott to the newly created position of federal adviser, the state agency announced late last month....

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Vax On, Mask Off: Employers adapt to mask rules, vaccination monitoring

Employers find themselves treading a narrow path when it comes to confirming employee vaccination status while keeping within state guidelines, some employer representatives here say. ...

After delay, Lancer Hospitality starts food service for Spokane Parks

The Spokane Parks and Recreation department has selected a Minneapolis-based catering and food-service company to handle the food and beverage operations at city parks....

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Gilberts to leave University District

University District Development Association CEO Lars Gilberts plans to step down by the end of the month to become assistant vice president of community development and impact at Numerica Credit Union. ...

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Longtime Rosauers CEO to retire

In December 2008, the roof of Rosauers Supermarkets’ Five Mile store gave way under the weight of heavy snow. In that moment, 120 mostly full-time store employees were displaced—and stayed that way for four months. But instead of issuing temporary...

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