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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...

Rethinking how to value the Columbia River Basin

When non-native settlers first arrived in North America, the natural resource wealth astounded them....

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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 firs...

Cd’A man named Pita Pit franchisee of the year

Pita Pit USA, the Coeur d’Alene-based chain that now includes more than 240 restaurants throughout...

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Wheat in Eastern Washington: Strong crop, weak price

The state’s wheat harvest for 2017 is all but over, and industry observers say in general, this year’s crop was high in quality with favorable yields. Despite that, however, with the price of wheat barely over $5 per bushel, many farmers will operat...

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Research pilot explores industrial hemp

Last year, the passage of state Senate Bill 6206 made it possible for licensees to plant the first industrial hemp crop Washington state has seen in 90 years, through a research pilot program managed by the state’s Department of Agriculture called the I...

Trailer retailer here spins off service, repair business

Spokane Valley-based Inland Pacific Trailer Service & Repair LLC has spun off from Inland Pacific Trailer Sales Inc. to become its own corporation, says Steven Hanning, one of the three owners of the spinoff company. Inland Pacific Trailer Service & Repa...

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Truck driver electronic log deadline nears

Spokane-area trucking company executives say they expect to be in compliance with a new electronic logging device mandate by its Dec. 18 effective date, although some have mixed feelings about the controversial federal requirement. The new rule requires ...

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CXT aims to deepen manufacturing partnerships

Executives at Spokane Valley-based manufacturer CXT Inc. say the company wants to begin deepening manufacturing partnerships with commercial enterprises that need its help researching and designing products. “As a manufacturer, we offer a lot of diffe...

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