Spokane Journal of Business

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Coeur d’Alene begins City Hall renovations

The City of Coeur d’Alene has launched a $1.9 million remodel project of its City Hall building, at 710 E. Mullan, at the east end of the city’s central business district. The intent of the project is to prolong the life of the City Hall building in ...

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Exiting WSU chancellor mulls next challenge

As Washington State University Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown enters her final months in that position, she says timing and opportunity have intersected to mold her time at the school. “In some ways, I’ve just been in the right place at the right tim...

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City, Brown Building Materials prepare to meet in court

An eminent domain case involving the city of Spokane and B-ONE LLC, which operates Brown Building Materials, and pertaining to key property next to the Spokane River near downtown, now is scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 9. The petition, filed by the cit...

Assessor staffing shortage to delay appraisal notices

The Spokane County Assessor’s Office is running behind schedule in 2017 property tax assessments for the 2018 tax year. Due to a shortage of appraisers, the Assessor’s Office won’t complete 2017 valuations in time to send notices to property owners...

City grants amnesty for unregistered businesses

The city of Spokane has launched a business registration amnesty program through which unregistered businesses that are located in the city or do business here can come into compliance without any penalties for delinquencies. Margaret Redd, taxes and li...

Spokane Transit Authority plans $10.8 million complex

Spokane Transit Authority has started planning for the construction of a $10.8 million transit vehicle storage building, parking lot, and fuel storage facility, to be located just northwest of its headquarters in west central Spokane. Brandon Rapez-Bett...

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Not a lotta lots in Spokane

New-home construction is outpacing the supply of available land to build houses on, and that’s contributing to rising home prices and the dwindling inventory of existing homes for sale, some developers here say. Jim Frank, CEO of Liberty Lake-based rea...

First Tee pulls golf project amid road flap

The executive director for the nonprofit Inland Northwest Golf Foundation, the parent to The First Tee of the Inland Northwest chapter here, says the organization has withdrawn a predevelopment application before the city of Spokane for a 6-acre, three-ho...

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Oil, coal train measure aims for ballot

One proposed ballot initiative that would put restrictions on oil and coal shipments via railroad through Spokane for public safety reasons is in the signature-gathering process, while another that sought to ban such shipments outright by codifying people...

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City’s economic development effort gains momentum

Officials with the city of Spokane say its economic development program is starting to have some noticeable impacts this season, with several key projects starting or expected to start construction soon. City planner, and team lead for the program, Andr...

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