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Employers should map course to navigate leave law

The coming year will usher in a new era in how Washington state companies handle employee leave. Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Act established a statewide insurance program, which will issue payments to workers who need to take time off to...

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Outsourcing with the blind and visually impaired

John Dubay started Strategic Contact Solutions Group Inc. about five years ago, almost by accident. A client with whom Dubay had previously worked reached out to Dubay to see if he’d be able to help with tasks such as performing outreach and customer...

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Cooled by the Sun: Spokane engineers produce solar-powered refrigeration system

A Moses Lake, Wash.-based applied solar company with a team of engineers based here has invented a mobile refrigeration system that runs entirely on solar power. ...

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GeoEngineers broadens its leadership structure

Following the retirement of the Spokane office's founder James Harakas in 2015, engineering concern GeoEngineers Inc. has transitioned to a group leadership approach while still being involved in several prominent projects in the Spokane area....

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Architects maintain steady flow of design projects

Three prominent Spokane architecture concerns—Bernardo|Wills Architects PC, ALSC Architects PS, and NAC Architecture—say they’ve been enjoying a steady stream of design work this year that includes a mixture of both public and private projects. ...

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U.S. Pavilion at Riverfront Park concept

This conceptual drawing shows what a walkway within the U.S. Pavilion at Riverfront Park could look like when the $16.5 million renovation of the iconic downtown feature is completed. ...

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Horse therapy nonprofits bring new programs to Spokane

Two Spokane-area horse-centered nonprofits have new programs in the works here. Last week, Free Rein Therapeutic Riding, of Spokane, launched The Equus Effect, a Connecticut-based equine therapy program, says John Owen, executive director of Free Rein. ...

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Mission, influence grow at Empire Health Foundation

In the 10 years since its founding, the Empire Health Foundation has developed a reputation for making bold investments that have resulted in some big impacts for the health of people living in the Inland Northwest. Some of those impacts include: help...

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Women & Children’s Free Restaurant approaches fundraising finish line

The Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Center has come a long way since it started 30 years ago, and the organization is in the midst of a capital campaign to pay for recent improvements. The biggest improvement was the purchase and remod...

YMCA, YWCA: Separate nonprofits, shared vision

Nearly a decade ago, YWCA Spokane and YMCA of the Inland Northwest partnered to build a state-of-the-art facility strategically situated near downtown Spokane....

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