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Women veteran in Spokane seeking aid for depression, PTSD

In 2008, when Cindy Jayne, 52, retired after serving 22 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve, she was angry, depressed, drinking heavily, and had threatened suicide more than once. She wasn’t technically homeless, she says, but she spent the better part of a...


Bloom’s birth resource

Bloom Spokane, the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area nonprofit chapter of BirthNetwork National, has released its first Hospital Maternity Guide that shows childbirth options offered by area hospitals, says Bloom founder Tine Reese and Birth Options progra...


Environmental law pioneer moves toward sunset of career

At the age of 86, longtime Coeur d’Alene attorney Scott Reed finally decided earlier this year to retire, although he admits he’s not very good at it yet. Though he’s not taking new cases, the sole practitioner known even by friends as an environme...


Business and divorce in Washington state

Most couples don’t enter into a marriage or a business anticipating that either may be torn apart by divorce. But with about 50 percent of marriages in the United States ending in divorce, that possibility exists, notes David Crouse, a Spokane divo...


Founded in Spokane, veterans estate planning clinic expands

The Washington Veterans Will Clinic, happening in October, has grown to include more cities around the state in this, its third, year. The first clinic took place in October 2012 in Spokane. Last year, a clinic was held in Wenatchee, Wash. as well as Sp...


Kutak Rock LLP looks to expand quickly in Spokane

Having joined large national law firm Kutak Rock LLP and begun the process of winding down their 9-year-old practice, veteran Spokane bond attorneys Roy Koegen and Mary Edwards have their sights set on building a large branch with a broader range of legal...


Environmental scientists group kicks off season

Ecological professionals and those who are passionate about environmental issues can find a home with the Society of Inland Northwest Environmental Scientists (SINES), a nonprofit environmental networking organization here. The society, which meets mont...


Method Juice Café squeezes out a niche

Tyler Lafferty and Nick Murto, arguably two of Spokane’s busiest entrepreneurs, are intensely passionate about socially responsible business practices as well as sustainability and good health, a few reasons they opened Method Juice Café two years ago ...

Energy, water issues slated for discussion at green forum

Greater Spokane Incorporated’s sixth annual State of the Green Economy panel discussion will focus on what role Inland Northwest businesses can play in the world of green energy. The panel discussion and reception will take place Oct. 15 in the Georgi...


Spokane co-op connections

Spokane natives Beth Robinette and Joel Williamson have launched two cooperatives here, called Local Inland Northwest Cooperative (LINC) Foods and LINC Farmers, to connect farmers with businesses here that are looking to buy produce and other agricultural...

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