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Many tax incentives serve growing aviation industry

Over the last several years, the aerospace industry has remained robust—and Spokane is no exception. Commercial airline orders are experiencing a multiyear backlog, production rates are increasing, and the combination of low interest rates and a high de...

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Ballet-inspired barre workout trend grows

The ballet-inspired barre workout, a recent craze in women’s fitness, has made a home and grown in Spokane during the last several years with both franchised and independent studios. Barre workouts, Spokane Barre studio co-owner Courtney Wick says, mo...

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Combating county’s high maternal smoking rate

Despite the well-known dangers of smoking cigarettes during pregnancy, the percentage of expectant women who smoked in Spokane County is almost twice the rate of pregnant smokers in Washington state as a whole, say Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) ...

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Mammography bus expands capabilities, reach

Providence Health Care’s five-year-old mammography coach, which has seen recent growth in the number of mammograms it performs and is extending its reach into additional rural areas, soon also will be equipped with a portable defibrillator, giving it th...

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Nystrom+Olson foresees stretch of sustained growth

Nystrom+Olson Architecture, a nine-year-old Spokane firm, says it anticipates steady growth during the next several years following a down period in the real estate market six years ago, as it focuses on several high profile projects downtown as well as a...

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Flow of design work may ebb

Architecture and engineering firms here have been busy lately, but some still don’t have the backlog that they had hoped for, meaning the outlook for continued turnaround in the construction industry is uncertain, design sources say. Bob Wills, a pri...

BC Engineers buys assets of NW Roof Consultants

BC Engineers Inc., a Hayden, Idaho, structural engineering company, has purchased the assets of Northwest Roof Consultants Inc., of Coeur d’Alene, and has created a roof consulting division, says Jason Erickson, vice president of BC Engineers. BC En...

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WSU students recognized for hydrogen-fuel station

A group of Washington State University students has designed a plan for an innovative and economical fueling station that it believes could help make environmentally friendly, hydrogen-powered cars a viable option for future transportation. The idea took...

Canadian design company agrees to acquire USKH

Canada-based design company Stantec has agreed to acquire Anchorage, Alaska-based architectural and engineering firm USKH Inc., which has a Spokane office. Bob Gomes, Stantec’s CEO and president, said in a press release that USKH’s prominence in Al...

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Firms here using European travel to promote design fields

The Spokane office of Seattle-based engineering firm DCI Engineers and Spokane architectural design concern Hurtado|Hissong Design Group LLC have teamed up to develop a scholarship that enables the recipient to travel Europe and blog about engineering and...

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