Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Third-quarter bank earnings offer mixed bag

Some banks with a Spokane presence are reporting an increase in third-quarter net income due to strong mortgage production, while others posting a decline for the quarter point to lower interest income due to record-low interest rates as the reason....

As black swan event, pandemic strains coping capabilities

Chances are, you’ve probably heard the saying “life is unpredictable.” Albeit true, this statement can quickly become cliché. 2020 has been nothing short of unpredictable, and for many of us, the events of this past year have left us with many ...

Scrutinizing good businesses at core of investing

Uncertainty dominates the U.S. investing landscape, including questions on economic growth, election outcomes, and the impact of civil unrest. To help navigate the uncertainty, it is important to remember the core of investing ...

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A bad year for good sleep

It’s a bad year for good sleep. Dr. Don Howard says many people are struggling with sleep issues related to being at home a great deal due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the stresses resulting from the pandemic’s ripple effects....

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Teletherapy’s popularity declines in era of isolation

While telemedicine services treating the body are increasing in popularity, isolation and the desire for human connection are driving those seeking mental health care services back into physical offices....

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New colleagues step into deanships together at WSU

After spending more than the past two decades with their previous employers, Mary Koithan and Mark Leid each saw an ideal opportunity when they accepted their positions as deans at Washington State University’s Health Sciences Spokane campus....

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Developer sees future in hybrid housing model

A Spokane developer plans to create a mixture of short- and long-term rental units in a building close to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, on Spokane’s South Hill. ...

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Reimagining of Division Street begins

Spokane-area transportation professionals are collaborating to re-envision what Division Street could be once the North Spokane Corridor opens. It’s a vision that includes bicycles that were once banned from areas of the street safely zipping down ...

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$4.6 million extension to reshape Airport Drive

Construction crews recently started work on a new road project at Spokane International Airport that is designed to improve incoming traffic to the airport’s terminal complex....

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Black building renovation takes shape

Longtime Spokane developer David Black, above, stands outside the James S. Black building, at the southeast corner of First Avenue and Howard Street downtown. His commercial brokerage, NAI Black, had been located in that building for years until it ...

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