Spokane Journal of Business

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The Journal’s View: Cheap car tabs won’t help Spokane’s transportation system

Initiative I-976, also known as the Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs measure, should be rejected by voters in November. The statewide measure, put forth by antitax activist Tim Eyman’s organization Permanent Offense, aims primarily to reduce or repeal ...

The Journal’s View: Spokane’s first CFO deserves kudos as retirement nears

Gavin Cooley, whose tenure as the city’s first chief financial officer will come to a close when ...

The Journal’s View: Civility must become part of mayoral campaigns

Spokane’s mayoral race is shaping up to be an ugly campaign. Already. And it’s just mid-August. ...

The Journal's View: Riverfront Park's Pavilion improvements usher new era

The recent lighting of Riverfront Park’s U.S. Pavilion provides a light-bulb moment for Spokane ...

The Journal’s View: Speak up now to ensure new overtime rules are balanced

The business community here and throughout rural and Eastern Washington should make its voice heard ...

The Journal's View: While economic slowdown will come, reasons for optimism exist

Spokane-area economists have warned Inland Northwest businesses to prepare for an economic slowdown in the second half of 2019. ...

The Journal’s View: West Plains PDA is working in its mission to attract jobs

The recent news that California-based Mullen Technologies Inc. intends to locate its manufacturing plant on the West Plains highlights the effectiveness of the West Plains-Airport Area Public Development Authority as the catalyst to attract potentially...

The Journal’s View: Spokane City Council’s sit-lie ordinance suspension helps no one

The recent Spokane City Council action to suspend enforcement of the city’s “sit-lie” ordinance while the city addresses a lack of homeless shelters likely was taken through a sense of compassion, but the action was unneeded and helps no one. ...

The Journal's View: Slow, conservative approach to wage requirements needed

Increases to wage requirements for salaried employees stand to affect businesses and nonprofits profoundly—arguably more so than minimum wage hikes. ...

The Journal’s View: Workers’ compensation rate decrease is one step in right direction

Workers’ compensation insurance rates are heading in the right direction, with the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries proposing a 5.2 percent decrease in average premiums for 2019....