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Clear social media policies are a must

As more and more people get their media online and on their mobile devices, the need for businesses to communicate with and market to key audiences on social media channels also is increasing. However, overlapping state and federal laws, along with tort...

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Young Kairos Law works to help small businesses

Spokane attorney Christal Lam says she’s attempting to take her practice in a different direction than what tends to be the norm for private practitioners just starting out in the realm of business law. Lam, a 28-year-old graduate of Gonzaga University...

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Veteran criminal defense attorney opens own office

Of all the reasons to be in a courtroom, being there to defend a client is one of the best, contends J. Brendan Kidd, owner of Spokane-based criminal justice firm, Kidd Defense PLLC. “My job is to fight, and I see that as a great position to be in,” ...

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Spokane’s Riverkeeper

Spokane Riverkeeper’s Jerry White Jr. is a former teacher and environmental advocate who spends his days working to make the Spokane River a cleaner, more accessible place for those of us who live and work alongside it. White himself is called the Rive...

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Specialty Environmental: Insulated by a strong market

After a 26-year career as a manager for a large construction company in Hawaii, Ray Skelton moved to Spokane and acquired the assets of two separate environmental and insulation companies, both of which are now reaping the benefits of the current construc...

Rethinking how to value the Columbia River Basin

When non-native settlers first arrived in North America, the natural resource wealth astounded them. They saw the opportunity for endless growth—a nirvana of clear, clean rivers, an open door to economic riches unparalleled anywhere in the entire world....

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Couple design, develop Energy Star rental units

Spokane Valley couple Jaculynn and Hans Peterson have developed a duplex that they claim is the first Energy Star, solar-ready rental income property in the city. Construction recently was completed on the $295,000 structure, at the northwest corner of O...

Cd’A man named Pita Pit franchisee of the year

Pita Pit USA, the Coeur d’Alene-based chain that now includes more than 240 restaurants throughout the U.S, has recognized Erik Morris, of Coeur d’Alene, as its franchisee of the year. Morris, who received the honor at Pita Pit’s annual national c...

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Wheat in Eastern Washington: Strong crop, weak price

The state’s wheat harvest for 2017 is all but over, and industry observers say in general, this year’s crop was high in quality with favorable yields. Despite that, however, with the price of wheat barely over $5 per bushel, many farmers will operat...

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Research pilot explores industrial hemp

Last year, the passage of state Senate Bill 6206 made it possible for licensees to plant the first industrial hemp crop Washington state has seen in 90 years, through a research pilot program managed by the state’s Department of Agriculture called the I...

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