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The Dirt: Riverview Retirement to add $5.5M memory care facility

Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 6:30 a.m.

Riverview Retirement Community, a Christian nonprofit that provides health care, housing and services for elderly people, has been issued permits for foundation work and site development for its a planned $5.5 million memory care facility, according to city permit data.

Apple delays HomePod smart speaker

Sun., Nov. 19, 2017

The HomePod speaker in a showroom during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, June 5, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (Associated Press)
Apple said its next major new hardware product, the HomePod speaker, is being delayed until early next year, missing the key holiday shopping season.

Not feeling the recovery? You’re not alone

Sun., Nov. 19, 2017

Incomes are up, the stock market is soaring, and home prices have largely recovered from the mortgage meltdown. But Americans still haven’t regained all the wealth they lost and, on the whole, are worse off than in 1998.

Coal returns as flashpoint in global climate-change fight

Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 1:44 p.m.

Protestors of several different organizations demonstrate in front of the German Parliamentary Society in Berlin, Germany, Thursday Nov. 16, 2017. (Michael Kappeler / Associated Press)
While more than 20 nations, led by Britain and Canada, pledged to stop burning coal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her country’s use of the fuel and the need to preserve jobs in the industry. Meanwhile Poland’s continued and extensive use of coal raised concerns that the next meeting, to be held in the nation’s mining heartland of Katowice, could thwart progress.

Patio upgrade set for downtown restaurant

Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 10 a.m.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro in downtown Spokane will upgrade its patio with $300,000 in work, according to permits issued by the city.

New dental office being built in Cheney

Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 9 a.m.

Permits have been issued for foundation work on a 12,200-square-foot dental office in Cheney, according to Spokane County permit data.

Riverview Retirement Community to add $5.5M memory care facility

Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8 a.m.

Riverview Retirement Community, a Christian nonprofit that provides health care, housing and services for elderly people, has been issued permits for foundation work and site development for its a planned $5.5 million memory care facility, according to city permit data.

Report shows Takata recall still moving slowly

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

A Honda technician works on an airbag during a free airbag replacement event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Nov. 20, 2016. (Associated Press)
A new report on recalls of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators shows that automakers have replaced only 43 percent of the faulty parts even though recalls have been under way for more than 15 years.

TED talks empire has been grappling with sexual harassment, interviews and internal emails show

Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 11:49 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO – When Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox News anchor who now campaigns against sexual harassment, took the stage at a TED event this month, she described 2017 as a tipping point in the fight against workplace misconduct. But behind the scenes, TED owner Chris Anderson and other senior officials had been grappling with accusations for much of the year that their own conferences, famed for turning short speeches by leading figures into viral videos, had not been a safe place for women – and that the atmosphere of predatory male behavior was getting worse.

Keystone pipeline leaks 210K gallons of oil

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

This Nov. 6, 2015, photo shows a sign for TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facilities in Hardisty, Alberta, Canada. (Jeff McIntosh / Associated Press)
TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Thursday, but state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems.

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