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Hybrid buses added to fleet in Pullman

Three hybrid buses hit the streets as Washington State University students hit the books for the first day of classes in mid-August. Wrapped in a Go Cougs design with a twist of green, the Pullman Transit gas-electric hybrids are expected to be and...

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City adopts guidelines for green building site practices

Developers planning commercial projects in the city of Spokane now have the option to follow guidelines the municipality has adopted to promote the use of green, low-impact development techniques to absorb stormwater. The Spokane City Council a...

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Four-legged weed control

Suzanne Forte has about 50 fuzzy workers with names like Buzz and Gizmo who are plenty willing to work for weeds. Not the kind of weed that's in the news lately, but the stubborn, noxious, and invasive stuff that's so hard to get rid of, like leafy...

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Zaycon Foods sees sales soar with unusual business model

Started out of the back of a truck, Spokane Valley-based meat seller Zaycon Foods Inc. is growing quickly, selling substantially more meat out of an expanding fleet of trucks.Using an unusual business model in which it sells fresh meats on from...

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Gluten-free alternatives grow at Spokane-area restaurants

In 2008, shortly after Shallan Knowles was diagnosed with celiac disease, the co-owner of Out There Monthly magazine created the Gluten Free Spokane website to review restaurants that offered gluten-free dishes.Back then, Knowles says, few and a...

U.S. Bank reports $3.2 billion in community support in '12

ys it committed more than $3.2 billion last year to communities across the country through community development loans, investments, grants, corporate contributions, and nonprofit sponsorships.That funding, it asserts, helped breathe new life to...

Women found to donate less to charity in some cases

Given the chance, women are more likely than men to dodge an opportunity to donate to charity, a group of economists have found.The issue of which gender is more generous has been debated for years. A new field experiment conducted by scholars a...

Big Brothers, Big Sisters gets big boost

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, which claims to be the nation's largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, says it will be able to help mentor more young people thanks to $1.3 million raised through J.C. Penney Co.'s charitable...

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Gonzaga program works to equip future business managers

A Gonzaga University professional development program is aiming to help future Inland Northwest leaders through its nine-month intensive course in leadership that the school says has continued to be tapped by Inland Northwest businesses since it 41...

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Nonprofit Big Table cares for hospitality industry

Kevin Finch, a longtime Northwest food writer here, says Big Table, the Spokane Valley nonprofit he launched four years ago, is tapping into a growing number of Inland Northwest businesses to help restaurant and hospitality workers who need Table's...

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