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Donor-advised funds see increased popularity

Financial advisers here say that since the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act earlier this year, taxpayers have become more conscious of the various methods of charitable giving as they look to maximize their 2018 returns. As has been previously...


Spokane-area nonprofit services join to roll out mobile food bank

Several Spokane-area organizations and businesses have come together to provide a new avenue to free fresh food for the residents of some Spokane neighborhoods. Second Harvest, the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund, The Zone Project, Spokane Transit Author...


Farm to Phone at Share.Farm

Two entrepreneurs from Whitworth University are launching a free app that they claim could change the way farmer’s market vendors and customers interact. Vince Peak, CEO of Share.Farm Inc., teamed up with Eric Kobe, the company’s chief security offi...


LINC Foods approaches sustainability

When Beth Robinette and Joel Williamson started Local Inland Northwest Cooperative Foods in 2015, the business founders operated out of the back of Williamson’s Toyota Scion and rented some cold storage space in a hotel, says Robinette. Now, the worke...


Vets on the Farm expands beyond Spokane County

Since the Spokane Conservation District founded the Vets on the Farm program in Spokane County in 2015, the program has expanded into six other counties in Washington and worked with roughly 200 veterans in some capacity. The program also recently partn...


SkyOne Aerospace to expand its capabilities

Spokane Valley-based aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul company SkyOne Aerospace LLC plans to roll out new overhaul and repair services for certain aircraft propellers, says Gary Lee Owens, founder and vice president. Additionally, the company ...


Northwest aerospace magazine has taken flight

During his 27 years in the aerospace industry, Dean Cameron received hundreds of trade magazines. Most of them, he says, ended up in the garbage can because their content was so similar. Now, he’s targeting niche markets with more focused content. Aft...


Northwest Flight Service strives to stretch its wings

Aviation training and maintenance business Northwest Flight Service, of Spokane, is looking to spread its wings, as demand for pilot training and rentals or purchase of planes for business travel continues to increase, says its owner Bill Ifft. Northwest...


An issue of substance

Recent data show prenatal use of marijuana, opioids, and other drugs is on the rise in Spokane County and could be a factor in increased cases of low birth weights here, say Spokane Regional Health District officials. In 2016, the most recent year for wh...


More women diagnosed with depression

Women are being diagnosed with major depression at twice the rate of men, and Spokane women are being diagnosed at a rate higher than the national average, according to a recent report. The report released by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, major...

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