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Alternative approach to construction gains traction

A type of design-build project delivery method known as progressive design-build is catching on in the state, and that approach already is being employed on a couple of Spokane-area projects, says veteran architect Rustin Hall....


Place LA is off to strong start in blooming economy

After more than two decades working in landscape architecture, Joshua Tripp started Place Landscape ...


Greenways: Gonzaga students engineer future transport

Gonzaga University engineering professor Rhonda Young claims we’re in the midst of a new transport...


The city of Spokane’s environmental report card

The city of Spokane recently issued its environmental report card, which highlights an ongoing menu ...


Butting out at Spokane County

A Spokane County committee called the Eco-Team has launched a local pilot project of the national Ci...


Avista to debut Solar Select energy program

Registration has started for Spokane-based Avista Utilities newest renewable energy program, Solar Select. Marc Schaffner, renewable energy product manager for Avista, describes the program as a cost-effective structure designed to bring solar energy to ...


Budinger & Associates sees revenue, staffing growth

During the past three years, Spokane Valley-based environmental services company Budinger & Associates Inc. has seen about a 25 percent increase in staff, which now consists of 46 mostly full-time employees, says John Finnegan, CEO, principal engineer, an...


INW financial planners counsel clients to think long term

Maybe you’re retired, or maybe you’re close to retirement, and the stock market, though fluctuating wildly in recent weeks, remains at an all-time high. Despite the appearance of volatility and uncertainty, Spokane-area financial planners say they’...


Helping caregivers understand dementia

Rick Bennett, administrator of the Bennett House adult day care center in Coeur d’Alene, says he’s about to start up a new business to help caregivers of people with cognitive loss. The new venture, to be called The Dementia Coach, is designed to hel...

State launches online retirement marketplace

Since the launch of the Washington Retirement Marketplace last month, the nation’s first state-verified online marketplace for low-cost retirement plans, its director, Carolyn McKinnon, says the program is receiving an encouraging number of calls and we...

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