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2021 Rising Stars: Visit Spokane’s Jamie Rand

While Jamie Rand isn’t averse to taking praise, one of his defining qualities is to want to celebrate everyone’s wins, says Meg Winchester, CEO of Visit Spokane. “It’s not a singular ‘I,’” she says. “It’s a ‘we.’” Rand, 38,...


2021 Rising Stars: Intrinium’s Nolan Garrett

Intrinium Inc. founder and CEO Nolan Garrett says he always wanted to be an entrepreneur. Born and raised in Spokane, Garrett earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Eastern Washington University and started his career doing information ...


2021 Rising Stars: Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee PLLC’s Deanna Willman

Deanna Willman, who grew up in Cheney and has been practicing law for four years as of this month, says she knew at a young age that she wanted to be an attorney. “It started as a family joke. You’re chatty and like to argue and you’re stubborn ...


2021 Rising Stars: Providence Health Care’s Dr. Jessica Lundgren

With her father being a physician, it’s probably not a stretch to think that Dr. Jessica Lundgren, of Providence Health Care, ultimately would go on to the same profession. But the 35-year-old internal medicine physician says she sometimes still finds ...


2021 Rising Stars: AtWork’s John Lemus

John Lemus says he's always been outspoken about advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. His passion and candor launched his career in advocacy almost by accident. Lemus himself has a developmental disability; he says his...


2021 Rising Stars: Associated Industries’ Allison Cubberley

Since joining the Associated Industries two years ago, Allison Cubberley, 34, has completely revamped the employer-support organization’s training program, her colleagues say. “Everything she does is really high quality,” Stephanie Howe, director ...


2021 Rising Stars: Spokane Community College’s Guillermo Espinosa

What started as just a job after college has transformed into a personal mission for Guillermo Espinosa to provide students at Spokane Community College a path through their college education and into a career. Espinosa, 30, who was appointed director of...


Coeur d’Alene Basin cleanup progresses

This year, the U.S. Environmental Agency, in partnership with the Coeur d’Alene Work Trust, plans to complete three construction projects throughout the Coeur d’Alene basin area and haul over 500 truckloads of historic mine waste-contaminated material...


Drought spurs interest in low-water landscaping

Demand for low-water landscaping has increased significantly during an exceptionally dry and hot Inland Northwest summer, experts here say. Last month, the U.S. Drought Monitor placed the Spokane area in the most extreme category for drought, called D4 ...

Commerce programs expand in scope

The new fiscal year is underway, and the Washington state Department of Commerce is ramping up our work strengthening communities with dozens of new programs, additional funding, and partnerships entrusted to us by the Legislature. Much of our work over ...

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