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Drivers’ license surrenders rise in Spokane County

Recent data from the Washington state Department of Licensing show out-of-state drivers’ license surrenders have increased here again this year, an indication that new residents are still moving to Spokane County and the state as a whole. Although the...

Spokane Airports’ spending on capital projects to rise

The Spokane Airport Board will enter 2017 with a budget that’s up about 25 percent over this year’s budget, an increase that it says is due entirely to a planned boost in capital spending. The city of Spokane and Spokane County, which jointly own and...

Stuckart to run for Congress

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said he intends to run for 5th Congressional District representative in an anticipated special election to replace U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who reportedly is expected to be named as Department of the In...

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$400 million in new projects targeted in grant awards

Three potential projects here could generate more than $400 million in capital investments and lead to the creation of 620 manufacturing and distribution jobs, according to data released with recent Washington state Department of Commerce grant awards. ...

Spokane Transit Authority, Uber mull pilot programs

Spokane Transit Authority is looking into partnerships with ride-sharing services, such as Uber. Steve Blaska, STA’s director of operations, says the organization’s staff met with Uber’s regional operations manager, Jonathan Hopkins, in October to...

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Downtown Spokane Partnership, city to curb meter feeders

The city of Spokane and the Downtown Spokane Partnership want to get meter feeders off downtown’s core streets and create more room for shoppers and visitors in the city’s center. The Spokane City Council has directed the city’s Parking Services De...

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Water rights issues hinder Kaiser site development north of Spokane

Officials here say plans for creating a mixed-use commercial development near what was formerly the Kaiser Aluminum Corp. Mead Works smelting plant north of Spokane have been put on hold due to a host of water rights issues. “It’s a long and involve...

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Hillyard rail cleanup plan review due by year-end

The Washington state Department of Ecology’s site manager for the Black Tank property in Hillyard says the department expects by the end of the year to submit changes to recommended proposals from two companies charged with removing contaminated oil on ...

Transportation plan update gears up

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council has begun work on an update to its long-range transportation plan for the region, known as Horizon 2040. First adopted by SRTC’s board in December 2013, Horizon 2040 is a metropolitan transportation plan for...

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Garco Construction lands $8.7 million DOT project

The Washington state Department of Transportation has awarded to Spokane-based Garco Construction Inc. an $8.7 million contract to build a new North Central Region Administration building in Wenatchee. Rich Wagner, a project manager for Garco, says the c...

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