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Farm Credit Northwest posts drop in earnings for quarter

Northwest Farm Credit Services, the Spokane-based agriculture lending cooperative, has reported a decline in earnings for the second quarter, though it remains ahead of last year’s pace through the first half of this year. ...

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Calling all machinists

The demand for machinists in the Spokane area remains high, with a number of companies here advertising openings online. ...

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Mercer Trucking rolls on after lengthy slowdown

Mercer Trucking Co., of Spokane Valley, is returning to smooth pavement after a bumpy ride through the Great Recession, says Steve Hanning, the company owner. ...

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Manufacturer educates teachers on drone technology

Minds-i Inc., a five-year-old Liberty Lake company that started out researching and developing static, motorized, robotic, and remote-control toys, has ridden the recent wave of interest in robots and aerial drones to shift heavily into education. ...

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Mammograms go 3-D at Inland Imaging

Inland Imaging LLC is going 3-D in its mammography imaging units, installing new breast tomosynthesis machines that it hopes will find cancer earlier and reduce false positives. ...

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In wake of Senator’s inquiry, hospitals here say aid to sexual assault victims is good

Spokane-area hospital officials say they have the appropriate trained staff and forensic rape kit tests to treat sexual assault victims properly. ...

Adapting first aid, CPR training to be used on infants

Providence Health Care class instructor Clair Bennett says an infant/child first aid and CPR class she proposed and then launched about a year and a half ago with the Spokane-based health care system’s blessing is attracting the strong interest that she...

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Tackling the complexities of multiple health problems

Hayley Olson spent much of her 20s living life around health care issues, but she thought she’d turned a corner nearly two years ago. ...

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Rightsizing WorkSource in an improving economy

Unemployment rate and total employment are two of WorkSource Spokane’s common gauges of economic health, but another number also is telling: 43....

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Gonzaga graduates find good fit with menswear startup

Three Gonzaga University alumni who earned business degrees at the Jesuit school here five years ago, and then spent four years in China, have gotten off to a promising start with an online premium menswear company called Vincero Collective that they co-f...

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