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The core of downtown Spokane’s parking woes

A recent downtown parking study doesn’t acknowledge the need for a greater concentration of parking in the city’s core, observers say. ...

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Underutilized worker rate likely has declined in Spokane area

As unemployment rates have dropped in recent years, the underutilized workforce appears to have declined with it, Spokane-area labor experts say. At the county level, however, it’s hard to say conclusively. ...

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Spokane Valley’s industrial evolution

The city of Spokane Valley is taking some of the uncertainty out of development on an 840-acre northeast industrial area, near Barker Road and Trent Avenue. The goal is to save developers time and money by providing them with both a traffic analysis and...

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Lisa Brown: An Inland influence on Commerce

Veteran Spokane politician Lisa Brown has started a new role as director of the Washington state Department of Commerce, a position that she hopes will be enriched by both her previous experience serving in the state Legislature...

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Pavilion, promenade projects proceed at Riverfront Park

The ongoing $22 million pavilion and $5.5 million promenade renovation at Riverfront Park are on track, says Garrett Jones, acting director of Spokane’s Parks and Recreation department....

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Sportsplex plans are under review

The $40 million Sportsplex planned near downtown is currently in the design-review and budget planning stage under the purview of the Spokane Public Facility District’s board of directors...

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Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office set to move late this year

Spokane County has begun the permitting process for the planned $10 million renovation of a former carpet and wholesale flooring store at 102 S. Spokane, on the edge of the University District...

Two North Spokane Corridor projects to wrap up soon

Washington state Department of Transportation is working to wrap up two projects this spring relating to the North Spokane Corridor, and plans to start another this summer, says design project engineer Bob Hilmes....

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Spokane County Assessor’s Office whittles backlog

A big surge in new construction last year left the Spokane County Assessor’s Office feeling alarmingly under water in its efforts to process a huge backlog of projects so they could be added to the county’s property tax rolls. ...

Air Force makes app for airmen

The Air Force Materiel Command has launched a new mobile application called U.S. Air Force Connect. Although the USAF Connect app has been available to active duty Air Force personnel since last August...

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