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Hayden design firm adjusts as stability returns

Longwell+Trapp Architects PLLC, of Hayden, has seen steady work in both private and publicly funded projects in the last two years, although the company still is leaned out somewhat from the Great Recession, says founding principal Gordon Longwell. ...


Coffman Engineers adds fire protection expertise

Coffman Engineers Inc., the multi-city engineering firm with a large office in Spokane, has hired two new senior fire protection engineers, says CEO Dave Coffman. ...


Tax planners expecting final tweaks after election

Some tax preparers here say they’re expecting a compressed tax season as Congress likely won’t consider renewing expired tax breaks until after the Nov. 4 midterm election....


Focusing on hungry kids

Every Thursday, a volunteer from the Spokane office of Seattle-based accounting firm Moss Adams LLP delivers a car full of food to Cooper Elementary School in Hillyard, providing enough food packages to go in the backpacks of 60 students who have been ide...


Operation Healthy Family expands services

Spokane faith-based nonprofit Operation Healthy Family is offering a unique blend of programs to try to help strengthen at-risk families and youth, says founder Tommy Williams Jr. ...

Percentage of businesses e-filing tax returns grows

Business tax return e-filing rose nearly 10 percent this year, continuing the growth that has seen the number of corporate and partnership returns filed electronically double in just four years, the Internal Revenue Service says in a news release issued e...


Women veteran in Spokane seeking aid for depression, PTSD

In 2008, when Cindy Jayne, 52, retired after serving 22 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve, she was angry, depressed, drinking heavily, and had threatened suicide more than once. She wasn’t technically homeless, she says, but she spent the better part of a...


Bloom’s birth resource

Bloom Spokane, the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area nonprofit chapter of BirthNetwork National, has released its first Hospital Maternity Guide that shows childbirth options offered by area hospitals, says Bloom founder Tine Reese and Birth Options progra...


Environmental law pioneer moves toward sunset of career

At the age of 86, longtime Coeur d’Alene attorney Scott Reed finally decided earlier this year to retire, although he admits he’s not very good at it yet. Though he’s not taking new cases, the sole practitioner known even by friends as an environme...


Business and divorce in Washington state

Most couples don’t enter into a marriage or a business anticipating that either may be torn apart by divorce. But with about 50 percent of marriages in the United States ending in divorce, that possibility exists, notes David Crouse, a Spokane divo...

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