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City to start construction on last of its planned CSO tank projects

Marlene Feist, spokeswoman for the city of Spokane’s utilities department, says the city plans to begin construction this year on combined sewer overflow projects valued at about $8.6 million. “This is the last of the CSO projects, so we’re winding...


North Spokane Corridor project forges ahead

The Washington state Department of Transportation has two major projects planned this year relating to the North Spokane Corridor, says Al Gilson, spokesman for the department’s Eastern Region. So far, the department has completed 5.5 miles of the 10.5...


North Monroe overhaul to begin in April

Work on the long planned and highly debated North Monroe Corridor project is set to begin early next month, says Marlene Feist, a Spokane city spokeswoman. The $8.8 million project will reconfigure a 1.1-mile stretch of Monroe Street between Indiana and ...


Tariffs import uncertainties for some Spokane-area manufacturers

Although images show President Donald Trump surrounded by smiling aluminum and steel workers after signing two proclamations imposing tariffs on imports of aluminum and steel, some Spokane-area buyers and manufacturers of steel and aluminum say they aren...


Millwood sets stage to attract business

The little city of Millwood is in the midst of a transformation, some say, with several projects in the works that are aimed at improving infrastructure and attracting new businesses. Surrounded by the city of Spokane Valley on three sides, Millwood cove...

Five Spokane property owners seek zone changes on 17 parcels

Five Spokane-area developers are seeking changes in land-use designations on parcels they own in Spokane to make them consistent with current or adjacent uses, say consultants who represent the owners in zone-change requests submitted to the city. Land-u...


Spokane Sportsplex is closer to becoming reality

For years, the idea of building a multipurpose sports complex in Spokane that could host regional and national sporting events has been on the wish lists of sports and economic development proponents alike. A funding mechanism for such a multimillion-dol...

Fairchild Air Force Base plans to build $10 million dormitory

Fairchild Air Force Base is in the design phase of a planned three-story, 79,400-square-foot dormitory to be used by students of the Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape course. Plans for the building include 150 double-occupancy, dorm-style rooms, ...


Spokane-area building permit volume breaks record

Building permit values for Spokane County, the city of Spokane, and the city of Spokane Valley’s combined hit $1.13 billion in 2017, a record high, records indicate. That’s greater than the previous record from 2013, which totaled $1.03 billion....


In most cases, new tax law is good for business

The recently passed, voluminous Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains several big changes, many of which are expected to benefit businesses, Spokane tax advisers say. Anson Avery, accountant and owner of Anson Avery CPA PLLC, says he’s already put in over 6...

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