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The Dirt: Buildings’ demolition clears way for Larry H. Miller dealership parking lots

More than two full city blocks in the city core are being remade for the creation of parking lots for a large downtown auto dealership, according to permits issued by …


BBB Tip of the Week: New law makes credit freezes, thaws easier and free

Identity theft can happen to anyone, but consumers have a new free tool to help protect themselves against scammers who would steal their financial information.


Buildings’ demolition clears way for Larry H. Miller dealership parking lots

More than two full city blocks in the city core are being remade for the creation of parking lots for a large downtown auto dealership, according to permits issued by …


Spokane area housing projects receive funding from state

Two projects in Spokane were part of a $9.9 million grant and loan program announced Thursday by the Washington state’s Department of Commerce.


Recreational cannabis operation planned for Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood

Developers of a large recreational cannabis facility are seeking permission to build a 9,500-square-foot plant in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood a couple of blocks from a future interchange with the north-south …


Lexington Homes of Spokane Valley sold to Texas company

Lexington Homes, of Spokane Valley, has been acquired by D.R. Horton, an Arlington, Texas, company that builds homes in 26 states.


Around the Corner: Spokane library earns recognition for innovation

Spokane library earns recognition for innovation The Spokane Public Library was named one of 10 Top Innovators during the 2018 Urban Libraries Council Annual Forum earlier this month in Baltimore.


The Dirt: Springhill Suites hotel planned near Spokane Airport

A 109-room, $10 million Springhill Suites hotel will be built near the Spokane International Airport, according to city permit records.


Springhill Suites hotel planned near Spokane Airport

A 109-room, $10 million Springhill Suites hotel will be built near the Spokane International Airport, according to city permit records.


Apparel company The Great PNW to move to larger quarters

The Great PNW, a local apparel company, has been issued building permits for a new warehouse and office building in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood, according to city permit records.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

Federal appeals court upholds judgment against Teck Cominco

A federal appeals court has upheld an $8.25 million judgment against a Canadian company that for decades dumped toxic smelter waste that flowed down the Columbia River into Lake Roosevelt.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Dick’s Sporting Goods hiring for Newport Highway store to open in October

Dick’s Sporting Goods is hiring staff for a new store opening in October in Northpointe Plaza, 9620 N. Newport Highway.


Front & Center: Airport CEO focuses on what’s on the ground

During a recent interview, Spokane Airports CEO Larry Krauter discussed baseball, airline speed dating and wristwatches.


The Dirt: Work on affordable housing development in Hillyard set for early 2019

Spokane Housing Ventures will build 48 units of affordable housing in Hillyard beginning early next year, according to the organization’s executive director, Fred Peck.


Business Beat

Architecture Architects West has announced two hires. Brad Newman, who has been hired as a BIM/CAD technician, brings 12 years of architectural experience to the firm. He previously worked for …


Work on affordable housing development in Hillyard set for early 2019

Spokane Housing Ventures will build 48 units of affordable housing in Hillyard beginning early next year, according to the organization’s executive director, Fred Peck.


New $1.8 million building to house warehousing, office space for Drywall Specialties

A $1.8 million, 20,000-square-foot building is being built across the street from the Esmeralda Golf Course in northeast Spokane.


PotlatchDeltic announces $100M share repurchase

PotlatchDeltic Corp.’s board of directors has approved a new $100 million share repurchase program, the company announced this week.


Around the Corner

Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling and Plumbing has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America. The Inc. 5000 List includes companies with the highest …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Studio Cascade joins larger company, which anticipates expanding Spokane workforce

Studio Cascade, a Spokane-based community planning and design firm, has been acquired by SCJ Alliance Consulting Services. Bill Grimes will remain with the company as a principal.


The Dirt: Memory care facility coming to Spokane’s Southgate neighborhood

A nearly 40,000-square-foot memory care facility will be built in Spokane’s Southgate neighborhood, according to permits issued by the city.


Week Ahead

Conventions Gonzaga Orientation Weekend - Gonzaga University, through Monday, Gonzaga University, 1,500 attendees.


Business Beat

Accounting Stephen Bjork and David Rosselet have been hired at Anson Avery CPA PLLC. Bjork has been hired as accounting manager. He comes to the firm from James Garrett Inc., …


4 Seasons Roasting moving from downtown Spokane to Valley

Spokane’s first specialty coffee roaster, 4 Seasons Roasting Co., is planning to move its coffee-roasting facility to Spokane Valley by next year.


Memory care facility coming to Spokane’s Southgate neighborhood

A nearly 40,000-square-foot memory care facility will be built in Spokane’s Southgate neighborhood, according to permits issued by the city.


Restaurant, pub envisioned for old schoolhouse in Vinegar Flats

The historic Lowell School, 2225 S. Inland Empire Way, hasn’t welcomed students since 1954, but it remains a landmark in the Vinegar Flats part of town in the Latah-Hangman neighborhood.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 5:09 p.m.

Yarn shop Hook and Needle Nook loops art, education together

A knitting-group discussion among friends about what the perfect yarn shop would look like turned into a business plan that resulted in a new store on the near-northside. The Hook …


Spokane County’s unemployment rate drops to 4.9 percent in July

Spokane County’s unemployment rate dipped below 5 percent in July– a sign of continued strength in the local job market.


Clearwater Paper sells Wisconsin plant for $72 million

Clearwater Paper Corp. has sold a plant in Wisconsin that makes recycled paper for $72 million.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:12 a.m.

Ye Olde Hock Shoppe aims to break the pawn shop mold

Ye Olde Hock Shoppe has only been open since mid-July, but it already has solidified its identity as not the average pawn shop.