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Architecture Kieran Sprague has been hired by the Spokane Home Builders Association as government affairs director. Sprague has worked as advocacy and strategic initiatives coordinator at the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce since 2017.

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Conventions 2019 Annual Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show - Inland Northwest Wildlife Council, today, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 7,000 attendees.
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Papa John’s scores Shaq to help revive its image

UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

The pizza chain said Friday that basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal will be its new pitchman, appearing in TV commercials and promoting Papa John’s in other ways. The company hopes O’Neal can repair its image and revive its sales after the company’s founder and namesake, John Schnatter, made racially insensitive remarks.
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Baristas beware: A robot that makes gourmet cups of coffee has arrived

UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 4:50 p.m.

In the food industry, it seems, the robot revolution is well underway. Now comes Briggo, a company that has created a fully automated, robotic brewing machine that that can push out 100 cups of coffee in a single hour – equaling the output of three to four baristas, according to the company.