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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Costco posts strong results but faces margin scrutiny

At first glance, Costco’s latest quarterly earnings look like the kind of results that would be the envy of any young, fast-growing company. The 35-year-old Issaquah-based retailer grew sales 10.2 …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Deputies arrest Spokane Valley stabbing suspect near Costco

A man suspected of stabbing another man and sending him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries was arrested Monday evening.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Police search for stabbing suspect near Costco in Spokane Valley

A man was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Monday evening after being stabbed by someone he knew near the Costco in Spokane Valley. The stabbing happened under the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Black Friday crowds small, but determined, at locations throughout Spokane

Stores were bustling Friday morning but most early bargain hunters said it didn’t seem like the rush was as intense as it had been in past years. With several stores …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Home decor store headed to old Costco on Division, according to plans on file at city

At Home plans to open a retail store in part of the former Costco building on North Division.


Front & Center: Members, employees drive North Side Costco general manager

During a recent interview, Costco general manager Greg Schatz discussed clues hidden in Costco prices, the company’s return policy and poker.


Local man sickened by E. coli sues Idaho distributor

An Ada County man is suing an Idaho distributor claiming lettuce it sold to Costco Wholesale sickened him with E. coli.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

North Spokane Costco grand opening draws thousands

A new, larger Costco has opened in north Spokane, replacing the outlet on north Division Street, which closed Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

New Costco store opens Friday north of Spokane with more workers, more floorspace and a roundabout

The building’s built, the roundabout’s ready and the new Costco warehouse store north of Spokane will open this Friday at 8 a.m.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Costco changes up food court menu, but the $1.50 hot dog deal remains

The fate of other tube-shaped-meat-on-bun products available in some Costcos in other parts of the country is still to be determined as the Issaquah, Wash.-based retail giant tweaks its lineup …


Puyallup woman pleads guilty to defrauding $290K from Costco

A Washington state woman has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $290,000 from a Costco warehouse over five years.


Dozens sickened in new salmonella outbreak, this time traced to pre-cut melons

At least 60 people have been sickened and dozens have been hospitalized with salmonella after tainted pre-cut melons were distributed to stores such as Walmart, Kroger, Costco and Whole Foods …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Costco increasing 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 …


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 …


Costco quarterly profit up 7 percent as warehouse sales grow

Costco Wholesale Corp. said strong sales growth helped its fiscal third-quarter profit grow 7 percent.


Costco now carries Anthony’s clam chowder

Fans of the regional restaurant chain’s signature soup can now buy two 24-ounce containers of the clam chowder, which comes with two rounds of sourdough that can be cut into …


Lawsuit filed over Trident fish oil pills sold by Costco

Lawyers for a New York man who bought Costco’s Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Fish Oil have sued the company and manufacturer Trident Seafoods.


Booming Costco courts millennials with online and delivery, but stores still rule

Will a new generation of shoppers accustomed to online buying and home delivery join their parents in Costco’s cavernous aisles?


On game day, normally packed Spokane venues feel like a ghost town

It’s one of the best days of the year to bring down the house – or have it all to yourself, depending on your preference.


Costco made $3.7 million selling ‘Tiffany’ rings, now must pay $19 million to real Tiffany

Costco must pay the storied jewelry company Tiffany & Co. more than $19 million for selling about 2,500 diamond rings falsely identified on store signs as “Tiffany” rings, a federal …


Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman dies

Jeff Brotman, who co-founded retailer Costco and was the board chairman, died early Tuesday.


Neighbors decry planned roundabout on Highway 2 that will lead to Costco development

Costco good. Roundabouts bad. That was the prevailing attitude at an informational open house Wednesday evening at Northwood Middle School, near the site along Highway 2 where Costco is planning …


Plans for new northside Costco include Highway 2 roundabout

Costco is moving forward quickly with its plans to construct a new, 167,000 square foot retail warehouse near the site of the former Kaiser Aluminum smelter near Mead. Those plans …


UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

The Dirt: Work begins on behavioral health hospital

Construction of a 100-bed behavioral health hospital is set to begin next week in Spokane on the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center campus.


Doug Clark: Spokane’s Cip Paulsen has gone from busted cocaine kingpin to legalized marijuana magnate

Doug Clark took a field trip to the old Costco building on Third Avenue and found a legalized pot bonanza run by cocaine convict Cip Paulsen.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

Costco agrees to pay $11.75 million over federal allegations that it improperly filled prescriptions

As part of a federal investigation that started in Spokane, Costco Wholesale has agreed to pay $11.75 million in civil fines to settle federal allegations that it improperly filled prescriptions …


Costco store traffic rebounds even as food deflation takes toll

Costco Wholesale Corp. attracted more shoppers last quarter, easing concerns of analysts and investors, even as food deflation and industrywide discounting squeezed sales at the largest U.S. warehouse chain.


Shopping at Costco? Remember to switch your cards

If you’re shopping at Costco, check your wallet – on Monday Costco stopped accepting members’ American Express cards.


Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem …


Spokane County officials optimistic on Costco move, despite toxic chemicals near proposed site

Recent tests have shown high concentrations of the toxic chemicals cyanide and flouride in groundwater near the proposed site of a new Costco wholesaler in Mead. But Spokane County officials …