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2021 Rising Stars: Associated Industries’ Allison Cubberley

Since joining the Associated Industries two years ago, Allison Cubberley, 34, has completely revamped the employer-support organization’s training program, her colleagues say. “Everything she does is really high quality,” Stephanie Howe, director ...


2021 Rising Stars: Spokane Community College’s Guillermo Espinosa

What started as just a job after college has transformed into a personal mission for Guillermo Espinosa to provide students at Spokane Community College a path through their college education and into a career. Espinosa, 30, who was appointed director of...


Coeur d’Alene Basin cleanup progresses

This year, the U.S. Environmental Agency, in partnership with the Coeur d’Alene Work Trust, plans to complete three construction projects throughout the Coeur d’Alene basin area and haul over 500 truckloads of historic mine waste-contaminated material...


Drought spurs interest in low-water landscaping

Demand for low-water landscaping has increased significantly during an exceptionally dry and hot Inland Northwest summer, experts here say. Last month, the U.S. Drought Monitor placed the Spokane area in the most extreme category for drought, called D4 ...

Commerce programs expand in scope

The new fiscal year is underway, and the Washington state Department of Commerce is ramping up our work strengthening communities with dozens of new programs, additional funding, and partnerships entrusted to us by the Legislature. Much of our work over ...


Distribution space is in high demand across the Inland Northwest

Spokane is booming with new manufacturing and distribution warehouse space as developers attempt to seize on the area’s most in-demand commercial sector. ...

Production and Manufacturing Academy returns

Though COVID-19 derailed the second Production & Manufacturing Academy class in 2020, it didn’t dampen the spirits of a group of high school juniors and seniors who just graduated in the 2021 class....


Hazzard Fab Worx races to keep up with demand

Luke Shuman, owner of Spokane-based Hazzard Fab Worx LLC, says demand is at an all-time high for his shop’s custom offroading and four-wheel drive products and services, but parts availability remains unpredictable. ...


Decolonizing nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations are beginning to look inward when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion, some observers here say. Tara Ramos, owner of Spokane-based Redfox Consulting and a member of the Iñupiat Alaskan Native group, says demand for her ...


Communities in Schools serves through COVID-19

Once housed in 400 square feet of diminutive office space in downtown Spokane, the nonprofit Communities in Schools of Spokane County in early 2020 moved to three times that amount of space in the Tapio Office Center. It hasn’t even been 18 months ...

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