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Safeguarding utility workers: UI grads create device to reduce electrocution deaths

Tim Ledford, Brandon Bledsoe and John Thompson developed a


UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 2:40 p.m.

City approves new skywalk for former downtown Spokane Macy’s

The Spokane city hearing examiner has approved a new skywalk between the former Macy’s building and the Bennett Block


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 10:23 p.m.

Demand for urban living creates hot market for downtown Spokane apartments

Downtown Spokane has become one the region’s hottest apartment markets, with vacancy rates hovering around 2 percent. Following national trends, much of the demand is coming from empty nesters and …


Macy’s project on track, with developer and city negotiating design specifics

Renovations to the former Macy’s building in downtown Spokane are still on schedule, although a city review board has questions about specifics of the project design.


Cowles Co. receives tax break for Chronicle Building apartments

The Spokane City Council voted unanimously this week to provide the Cowles Co. an eight-year subsidy for apartments being built in the Spokane Chronicle Building. The multifamily property tax exemption …


Downtown Spokane Macy’s to be renovated for retail and apartments

Centennial Properties, which purchased the shuttered Macy’s in downtown Spokane this summer has released its plans for turning the department store into apartments and new retail space.


Cowles Co. buying downtown Macy’s building

The company that owns River Park Square has won the bidding to the recently closed Macy’s in downtown Spokane. The announcement was made today by Centennial Properties, a subsidiary of …


City Council will discuss River Park Square expansion plan

A plan that would effectively expand River Park Square needs more than brick and mortar. It needs city property. Centennial Real Estate Investments, a sister company of River Park Square, …


Mobius Science Center to move temporarily to downtown library

Spokane’s science museum is planning for two big moves this year. The Mobius Science Center will depart its location across from River Park Square at the end of March and …


Avista offers Post Street site to Mobius Science Center

Spokane’s science museum may find a new home in a building overlooking the Spokane Falls offered by Avista Corp. Mobius Science Center has been looking for new space for more …


Cowles Co. to buy Montana TV stations

The Cowles Co. announced plans to buy a group of seven television stations in Montana.


Here’s the Dirt: Centennial buys Saad Building

Centennial Properties, a division of Cowles Co., has purchased the Saad Building, at the corner of Main and Wall in downtown Spokane.


Blog identity suit enters court

Forcing The Spokesman-Review to reveal the identities of three anonymous commenters on its Huckleberries Online blog would quell free speech by raising fears that people posting critical remarks would be …


Cowles freezing pension plan

Cowles Co., which owns The Spokesman-Review, KHQ-TV, The Journal of Business and other businesses, announced Thursday that it will freeze the company’s pension plan effective Sept. 1. At the same …


Paper mill, state close to reaching pollution plan

OLYMPIA – After seven years of sometimes contentious negotiations, the state and Inland Empire Paper Co. in Spokane Valley may be a month away from reaching an agreement on a …


Mobius Science Center plans to open in 2012 downtown

A long-planned interactive science center in Spokane has found a home. Board members of Mobius Spokane said Wednesday they will open their long-discussed Mobius Science Center downtown in the West …


Science center finds a downtown Spokane home

A long-planned interactive science center in Spokane has found a home. Board members of Mobius Spokane said Wednesday they will open their long-discussed Mobius Science Center in a central downtown …


Top jail site reaffirmed

Once again a consulting study has concluded the best site for a new medium-security Spokane County jail is next to the existing high-security jail. A “weighted analysis” released Friday lists …


Memo on legal work in RPS case surfaces

A lawyer with the state attorney general’s office who provided a legal review of an investigation into a fatal 2006 River Park Square garage crash believed his review was being …


Liberty Lake council hears divergent views on River District

Liberty Lake City Council members spent hours Tuesday discussing the proposed Specific Area Plan for the River District with city staff and representatives from Greenstone, the project developer. Greenstone representative …


Mall’s garage likely won’t be re-inspected

City leaders say the River Park Square parking garage likely will not be re-inspected, despite requests by mall critics. Former Pend Oreille County Sheriff Tony Bamonte, among others, contends the …


Garage manager said he marked wall for replacing

Thirteen years before a woman died when her car hit a wall that gave way at the River Park Square garage, the garage’s manager may have marked the panel to …


Paper mill upgrade cuts costs, emissions

New equipment for converting wood chips into pulp will reduce natural gas consumption at the Inland Empire Paper Co. by as much as 75 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by …