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Constructing an education pipeline to homebuilding

A collaborative effort between Mead School District and the Spokane Home Builders Association is working to spark interest in the trades—particularly residential home construction—among middle-school and high-school students....

Davenport Airport to renovate runway

The Davenport Municipal Airport is planning a $4.5 million runway reconstruction and lighting-system upgrade, says Steve Goemmel, city of Davenport administrator....

VOA, Salvation Army to build new homeless shelters

Two Spokane-area nonprofits have set their sights on developing shelters in the city. Volunteers of America Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is in the early planning stage for a new young-adult shelter in a building at 3104 E. Augusta,...

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Many nonprofits stay afloat with PPP

Applying for a nearly $2 million federally backed Paycheck Protection Program loan to help cover payroll presented an unprecedented shift in The way Arc of Spokane operates, its executive director says....

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Infusion of infrastructure funds anticipated

As President Joe Biden continues to lobby the public and pursue bipartisan support for his $2.3-trillion plan to upgrade infrastructure nationwide, Spokane-area transportation and engineering officials say they’re waiting eagerly to see what the final...

Kalispel Tribe offers to buy Spokane County Raceway

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is offering to buy the 243-acre Spokane County Raceway park from Spokane County for $4.75 million, according to a press release issued today by Spokane County....

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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....

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