Thousands of people came Saturday to look at the auction of items from the estate of physician and inventor Dr. Forrest Bird. Some came in the hope of buying one of the rare cars up for bid while others were just looking and dreaming.
For years, millennials looked at owning a home as a distant fantasy. Student debt and a weak job market seemed to conspire to keep this generation stuck in their parents’ basements, if not permanently locked out of the housing market.
Those hoping to get around the area’s low housing stock by building their own residence will have to compete for dwindling land, navigate more in-depth pre-development regulations and be prepared to wait, according to reports and industry experts.
As Donald Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, local supporters said he’s accomplished a lot that isn’t being recognized in the media and should have more time to accomplish his policy objectives, even as opponents continue efforts to dissuade Congress from dismantling the Affordable Care Act and environmental protections.
Spokane money men were ecstatic over the announcement that Spokane was getting a branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. “MEANS BIG FUTURE,” shouted a front-page headline. “Emphasizes City as Financial Center and Is of Much Importance.”
It was in the early seasons of what is now Saturday Night Live. Chevy Chase would look seriously into the camera from the Weekend Update news desk and announce, “General Francisco Franco is still dead.” That running gag cracked me up every time.
Challenges haven’t stopped Vetamunisa Lupfer from finishing school. She’ll graduate next month with a bachelor’s degree from UI’s College of Business and Economics. Her coursework has spanned not one but three majors: business economics, human resources and operations management.
Following the announced departure of Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn expected this summer, Rob Chase, a former write-in candidate for treasurer who defeated a sitting Democrat for the office, will seek appointment to the three-member board.
A historic brick bakery north of the Spokane River will be transformed into office space, with an artisan food market on the first floor and a glassed-in roof plaza. The $12 million project should be completed by summer 2018.