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A bump in bariatric surgeries

Nearly six years ago, Melani Schorr, a 44-year-old radiology information systems administrator at Deaconess Hospital, in Spokane, had gastric bypass surgery, a decision she says has changed her life. “I’d been overweight my whole life—diets, exerci...

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Providence makes app for expecting, new mothers

Spokane-based Providence Health Care has unveiled a smartphone application to assist expectant and n...

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Deer Park breast cancer survivor spotlighted in national campaign

Jackie Kaps believes in running from problems. Well, at least when the problem is breast cancer. ...

Clear social media policies are a must

As more and more people get their media online and on their mobile devices, the need for businesses ...

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Young Kairos Law works to help small businesses

Spokane attorney Christal Lam says she’s attempting to take her practice in a different direction ...

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Veteran criminal defense attorney opens own office

Of all the reasons to be in a courtroom, being there to defend a client is one of the best, contends J. Brendan Kidd, owner of Spokane-based criminal justice firm, Kidd Defense PLLC. “My job is to fight, and I see that as a great position to be in,” ...

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Spokane’s Riverkeeper

Spokane Riverkeeper’s Jerry White Jr. is a former teacher and environmental advocate who spends his days working to make the Spokane River a cleaner, more accessible place for those of us who live and work alongside it. White himself is called the Rive...

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Specialty Environmental: Insulated by a strong market

After a 26-year career as a manager for a large construction company in Hawaii, Ray Skelton moved to Spokane and acquired the assets of two separate environmental and insulation companies, both of which are now reaping the benefits of the current construc...

Rethinking how to value the Columbia River Basin

When non-native settlers first arrived in North America, the natural resource wealth astounded them. They saw the opportunity for endless growth—a nirvana of clear, clean rivers, an open door to economic riches unparalleled anywhere in the entire world....

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Couple design, develop Energy Star rental units

Spokane Valley couple Jaculynn and Hans Peterson have developed a duplex that they claim is the first Energy Star, solar-ready rental income property in the city. Construction recently was completed on the $295,000 structure, at the northwest corner of O...

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