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Open space said to lift home prices

Homes in neighborhoods that incorporate protected open space command prices 20 to 29 percent higher than those without open space, says a new study by a Colorado State University multidisciplinary research team that included Wildlife Conservation a...

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Power play at Whitworth - Art only

This solar-panel installation atop the new aquatics center at Whitworth University is said to be the largest single solar installation in Eastern Washington. The private school on Spokane's North Side says the system is expected to generate enough...

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Promoting ponderosa pines as super tree

Spokane Ponderosa, an organization that strives to restore greater numbers of the city's most dominant native tree, is kicking off a wider distribution of the evergreen seedlings this spring for volunteer groups to plant.Kevin Cash, full-time of...

Recession said to provide wake-up call for some investors

Fidelity Investments' "Five Years Later" study, which examines the attitudes and behaviors of investors since the financial crisis started in 2008, shows that despite significant personal financial losses and hardship, the event helped boost by and...

Study finds U.S. workers not confident about retirement

A recently released report suggests that nearly half of American workers surveyed lack confidence in their ability to live comfortably in retirement and most are hungry for sound retirement planning advice. The 23rd annual Retirement Confidence...

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Evergreen Fountains eyes addition of memory care

Evergreen Fountains LLC, a senior living complex in Spokane Valley that emphasizes its wellness programs and amenities, plans to expand its facility to accommodate residents that need more care, says developer and executive director Prokey company...

'Transition boomers' crave safer returns, analysis finds

Despite the stock market's recent strength, "transition boomers"—those ages 55 to 65 who are closing in on retirement—said resoundingly in a recent survey that they would protect their retirement savings with a guaranteed return rather a...

Abused elders are high hospitalization risk, study says

Older adults who are subject to elder abuse, neglect and exploitation face a greater risk of being hospitalized than other seniors, according to the results of a study published in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. "Elder abuse is with a...

Rockwood Retirement pitches bonds

Spokane United Methodist Homes, which operates Rockwood Retirement Communities, of Spokane, says it's seeking approval to issue $115 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds to finance a planned expansion at its South Hill campus and to refinance debt a...

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Riverview taps active seniors

Riverview Retirement Community, in Spokane, drew nearly 100 woodworking fans to watch an expert's recent how-to sessions hosted inside of its newly built 2,100-square-foot wood shop, which is designed mostly for its residents to use.CEO Patrick...

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