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Spokane Solid Waste asks public for help in battery disposal

Garbage from across Spokane arrives in one truck after another at the city of Spokane’s Solid Waste Disposal center on the west edge of town at 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. During the summer months, up to 800 tons of trash a day is delivered ...


Seachange at Spokane’s City Hall

City of Spokane officials and its chief financial officer, Gavin Cooley, have some things to consider in the coming months. Cooley, 61, will think about what to do after he retires at late this year or early in 2020...


Spokane County diversifies investments

The Spokane County Treasurer’s Office is shaking up its investment portfolio with its first foray into corporate and international bonds in a strategic move to diversify the Spokane Public Investment Pool. ...

U District receives federal brownfield sites grant

The University District is poised to begin evaluation of potential revitalization efforts at 12 properties with a $600,000 grant the neighborhood recently received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ...


Spokane weighs impact fee adjustments by district

The city of Spokane is exploring a change to its impact fees code that has the potential to add or save thousands of dollars for developers, depending on which district they’re building in. ...


Proposed salary, overtime changes worry Spokane nonprofits

Executives of some Spokane-based nonprofit organizations say they’re concerned about the impacts of proposed Washington state rules that would raise steeply the salary threshold for employee overtime pay. ...


Spokane contractors want to boost job-filling programs

The top executive for national construction trade group Associated General Contractors of America visited Spokane early this month not only to tout the strong construction market here, but to promote AGC’s initiative calling for more training programs ...


Wheat farmers cope with low market values, tariffs

Over the past several years, the rip saw effect of falling wheat prices and climbing expenses has slashed income for wheat farmers, industry experts and local farmers say. ...


Establishing an eco district in Spokane

Several public agencies are working together to establish a sustainable industrial park on the West Plains, pioneering here a concept that goes by many names elsewhere, including industrial symbiosis, business ecosystem, or ecodistrict. ...


Proposed bills could protect cannabusiness bankers

Washington financial institutions and regulators say they’re watching closely several pieces of federal legislation regarding cannabis that could impact how banks and credit unions handle banking for the cannabis industry. ...

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