Stories tagged: growth
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
IMF boosts growth forecast for US, cites Trump impact
The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump’s policies should boost economic growth, particularly in 2018. …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
Economy grew at strong 3.5 pct. annual rate last quarter
The U.S. economy grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, the fastest pace in two years and more than the government had previously estimated. But the …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 9:16 a.m.
U.S. economy grew at 3.2 percent in third quarter
The U.S. economy in the third quarter grew at the fastest pace in two years, with a revised report showing stronger consumer spending than first estimated.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. economy on snooze control
The recovery has been a messy mixture of prudence, fear and relief. People anxiously remember the Great Recession. Hardly anyone is happy with the resulting slow growth. Still, we have …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
U.S. economy grew at weak 1.2 percent annual rate in second quarter
The weak start to 2016 continued through the spring, with the U.S. economy growing at a surprisingly weak 1.2 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the Commerce Department said …
Thu., March 3, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Herbalife overstated growth, cites database errors
Herbalife, the seller of supplements and weight-loss products currently under federal investigation as a potential pyramid scheme, overstated its worldwide growth in 2015.
Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Kootenai County comprehensive plan to get another look
A long-running tug-of-war over how Kootenai County controls growth and development is swinging back toward private property interests. The last attempt to update the county’s land use code sparked a …
Fri., Nov. 7, 2014
Tallest Spokane high-rise in works
A Spokane Valley dentist and developer wants to build a 35-story downtown high-rise on the southeast corner of Division Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard. Dr. Phillip Rudy said he has …
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
Spokane gets grip on growth with water plan
The city of Spokane has found a way to block development at its borders, even if that growth takes place within the urban growth boundary. The shift in power from …
Fri., May 23, 2014
Shawn Vestal: County permit ‘clerical mishap’ raises eyebrows
OK, just to be clear: Two Spokane County planning officials pleaded the Fifth Amendment – you know, the one where you can’t be compelled to give criminal evidence against yourself …
Wed., April 16, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Commissioner’s records request adds fuel to flare-up over planning
Public records laws are important tools for citizens to use in the battle against government secrecy and power. Anyone who has ever used them is familiar with occasional stonewalling and …
Wed., April 2, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Mayor’s veto certainly averts one uncertainty
Whew. Uncertainty averted. Maybe. Probably.
Wed., March 19, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Spokane County commissioners get taste of own medicine
The papal Spokane County Commission – which issues edicts and sends messages – is on the receiving end of a message, for once. The Spokane City Council took a big, …
Tue., Aug. 27, 2013, 7:45 a.m.
U.S. consumer confidence rises in August
Americans’ confidence in the economy inched closer to a 5 ½-year high on growing optimism that hiring and wages could pick up in coming months.
Wed., July 31, 2013, 9:15 a.m.
US economy grew at sluggish 1.7 percent pace
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew from April through June at an annual rate of 1.7 percent — a sluggish pace but stronger than in the previous quarter. Businesses spent …
Sat., July 27, 2013
County offers to split new tax revenue with cities
Spokane County commissioners have made an offer they hope the city of Spokane can’t refuse: to split new revenue from development of the West Plains. The county and Spokane International …
Sat., May 23, 2009
Sides line up for growth-plan debate
A battle appears to be brewing over Kootenai County’s comprehensive plan, the document that will guide growth for the foreseeable future. Some in the development and planning industry criticize the …
Fri., Aug. 29, 2008
Couple take flip approach to home sale
It was supposed to be their dream home. Chuck and Barb Rathbun bought the blue, three-bedroom, modern rancher on Five Mile Prairie last year with plans to downsize and retire …
Wed., May 14, 2008
Kootenai County considers impact fees
With 60,500 projected new residents and 19,900 more homes in the next decade, Kootenai County wants to figure out how such unprecedented growth can help pay for roads, parks, fire …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2008
Hayden to reconsider development
Two years after it was shot down by Hayden’s planning and zoning commission, the 1,800-home Hayden Canyon project is back – but this time, Hayden is better prepared to consider …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2007
Developer seeks zone change
A proposal to build a 10-story retail, office and parking tower west of the Spokane County Courthouse is scheduled for a public hearing on a zone change next Thursday at …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2007
Planners prepare for public hearing
Blackwell Hill, a steep forested landscape along the Spokane River visible from Northwest Boulevard, is likely the next high-profile chunk of property to become part of Coeur d’Alene. The hillside …
Mon., Aug. 27, 2007
DOVER, Idaho – This town was born twice. Seemingly overnight, dozens of buildings popped up in the meadows, marsh and cutover forest on the waterfront where Lake Pend Oreille flows …
Tue., Aug. 21, 2007
Planner ordered to halt project
Kootenai County issued a stop-work order Friday on a county planning employee’s development south of Post Falls because an engineer hadn’t reviewed the road construction. The county Planning and Building …
Fri., Aug. 3, 2007
Medieval for a modern life
HERON, Mont. – Deep in the Cabinet Mountains east of Sandpoint, a fairytale village is being hatched. The design looks straight out of a Brothers Grimm story – half-timbered houses, …
Mon., April 16, 2007
Builders learn flow control
Smothered trout spawning beds, muddied lake water and bays filled with silt are evidence of a dirty secret behind North Idaho’s building boom: Erosion. A new class for developers and …
Tue., April 10, 2007
Kootenai County among fastest growing
Kootenai County and Idaho’s 10 other designated urban areas grew nearly three times faster in 2006 than the rest of the nation’s urban areas, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates …
Mon., July 21, 1997
New Urbanism Building Old Communities Anew Developer Strives To Build Sense Of Village
MeadowWood is one developer’s way to try to use new urbanism to re-create an old sense of neighborhood. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review
Mon., July 21, 1997
New Urbanism Group Mines Spokane’s Former Glory City’s Growth History Could Help Spokane Horizons Map Future
Spokane was dubbed “The City Beautiful” in the early years of the century. This undated photo looks down Riverside Avenue downtown. File/The Spokesman-Review
Mon., July 21, 1997
New Urbanism New Urbanism A Return To City Roots Historic Neighborhoods Offer Model For The Future
San Francisco-style townhouses at Wyngate Place on West 13th are part of the attempt at new urbanism in Spokane. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review