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Then and Now: McGoldrick Lumber

James P. McGoldrick, born in 1859, started in the timber business in Minnesota. Seeing that most of the lumber he sold came from the Northwest, he moved to Spokane in …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Papa John’s says founder resigned as chairman of the board

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board.


Scaramucci says his political foray ‘cost me a lot’

Anthony Scaramucci said there’s a “less than zero” percent chance he’ll return to politics and instead aspires to double the assets at his SkyBridge Capital to $20 billion in the …


Want to start an Amazon delivery business? What to know

Amazon wants you to deliver its packages for them.


Washington companies develop new technologies to make football safer

Increased awareness about sports-related brain trauma has brought a wave of new wearable technology designed to make athletes safer.


Then and Now: Spokane in 1910

1910 was a watershed year for Spokane.


Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit’s blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate …


Women’s group in EU presses for more representation in government, business

With less than a year to go before EU legislative elections, Women Enablers Change Agent Network plans Tuesday to kick-start a campaign to push for women in top EU posts …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Spokane has potholes. Domino’s Pizza has a grant to fill them.

Domino’s Pizza canceled its “30 minutes or less” guarantee five years ago. Was the move prompted by the potholes along our nation’s obstacle course-like roadways?


Major projects, development planned for Felts Field

Felts Field is preparing for growth with several projects in the works that include relocating a fuel facility, adding a gateway feature to the airport’s entrance and constructing a new …


City ahead of schedule on Monroe Street Project

The North Monroe Street Project has reached its halfway point, a milestone celebrated by city officials during a gathering at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market Friday.


Businesses increased spending after the tax bill, but the U.S. economy waiting on that promised big boost

Although surveys show businesses are planning to do more spending following the federal tax overhaul, experts said it’s unclear if the law will produce the big sustained boost to capital …


Critical Power Products and Services relocates to Post Falls

Critical Power Products and Services has relocated to Post Falls. The 24-employee company sells new and refurbished equipment for power generation and backup infrastructure.


Costco boosting hourly wages for 130,000 U.S. employees

On June 11, Costco will increase the starting wage for its U.S. employees by $1 to as much as $14.50 an hour, while other hourly wage rates will increase 25 …


Ex-Googler turns mom’s money into a billion dollars

Yang combined his Google money with his mom’s, and with less than $1 million in seed capital he moved from California to Shenzhen, a hub in southern China for technology …


Spokane leaders have ‘no appetite’ for Seattle-like ‘head tax’ to address homelessness

Mayor David Condon and a majority of the Spokane City Council pointed to investments that have already been made in addressing housing issues within city limits that don’t necessitate taxing …


Marijuana growers diversify with hemp amid CBD boom

Applications for state licenses to grow hemp – marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin – have increased more than twentyfold since 2015, and Oregon now ranks No. 2 behind Colorado among the 19 …


The Dirt: Spokane Valley warehouse under construction by Garco

A 112,000-square-foot warehouse is being built in the Spokane Valley near the Spokane Business and Industrial Park on Sullivan Road.


The Dirt: Cooper-George reopened in downtown Spokane after renovation

People are moving into the Cooper-George Apartments just south of downtown Spokane following a multimillion-dollar renovation to the mid century high-rise.


The Dirt: East Sprague retail and apartment complex planned near new University District Gateway Bridge

A $1.4 million mixed-use project is in the works at the south landing of the University District Gateway Bridge on East Sprague Avenue.


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Key Tronic gets contact to make “smart-home” doorbells

Key Tronic Corp. landed a contract to manufacture Wi-Fi video doorbell products for SkyBell Technologies.


Desperate to hire, more businesses open door to pot smokers

A low unemployment rate and the spreading legalization of marijuana have led many businesses to rethink their drug testing policies for the first time in decades. A small but increasing …


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

EWU business programs again earn AACSB accreditation

Business programs within Eastern Washington University’s College of Business and Public Administration have earned extended accreditation from the the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.


Pivoting toward millennials, RV sales surge in U.S., Spokane

The recreational vehicle industry is booming in Spokane and across the U.S.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Propeller Airports, of Everett, sells $50M in bonds for private airport terminal

The company developing a rare privately run commercial U.S. airport terminal near Seattle sold $50 million in bonds earlier this year to finance construction, according to data obtained by the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Southwest Airlines gives $5,000 to passengers on fatal flight

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered ultrasound inspections of hundreds of jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Dick’s Sporting Goods to destroy all assault-style rifles at distribution centers

Dick’s Sporting Goods has announced it will destroy all assault-style rifles at the company’s distribution centers.


Grow Op Farms in Spokane Valley expanding its already-huge marijuana business

Grow Op Farms has carved out the largest share of a growing marijuana industry in Eastern Washington, with plans to expand. Does that mean the end for small-time outfits?


Clicking ‘checkout’ could cost more after Supreme Court case

Sales Tax: $0. Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click “purchase.” But a case before the Supreme Court could change that.


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: Trump should listen to Washington wheat farmers on tariffs

The congresswoman urged President Donald Trump to listen to the concerns raised by wheat farmers over the inclusion of their crop on a list of American agricultural products subject to …