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UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

As coffee-cup controversy simmers, Starbucks vows to spend $10M to invent new ones

For the third time in a decade, Starbucks on Tuesday made a major commitment to redesigning paper coffee cups so they can be more widely recycled and composted, while emphasizing …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Starbucks launches credit card, hoping to jolt sales

Starbucks has a new product that it hopes will hook coffee lovers: a credit card.


Growing apparel company The Great PNW building new warehouse, office

The Great PNW, a local apparel company, is moving for a third time and quadrupling its space, a sign of its continued success selling Northwest-themed hats, T-shirts and other items.


Starbucks at Francis and Ash to undergo major renovation

The Starbucks at the corner of Francis Avenue and Ash Street in north Spokane will be substantially renovated, according to permits filed with the city.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Starbucks to add sick time, higher pay for store workers

Starbucks will provide paid sick time to its employees nationwide and give its 150,000 hourly and salaried U.S. workers another wage hike in April, just three months after its regular …


NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 2:01 p.m.

Starbucks opens first artisanal Princi bakery

Starbucks is taking Howard Schultz’s romance with Italian espresso and food to a new level with Tuesday’s unveiling inside the Starbucks Roastery of a high-end shop inspired and implemented by …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

Starbucks posts disappointing sales figure, will sell Tazo

Starbucks is reporting disappointing sales growth at its coffee shops around the world and says it will sell its Tazo tea brand to Unilever for $384 million.


Motley Fool: What’s brewing at Starbucks

Starbucks has great growth potential abroad, and is targeting population-rich China, among other locations.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case

Some of America’s most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to decide whether a federal law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation. They ultimately want the court …


Starbucks founder questions country’s ‘moral fiber’

Starbucks founder and chairman Howard Schultz says the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the “moral fiber” of the country in question.


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:53 p.m.

Man ejected from downtown Spokane Starbucks last year withdraws $1,000 offer for date

Lucas Werner, the 37-year-old Spokane man who made


UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 2:51 p.m.

Starbucks joins Lady Gaga for ‘Cups of Kindness’ campaign

The “Cups of Kindness” campaign begins Tuesday and runs through Monday. Starbucks said 25 cents from every drink will be donated to Gaga’s “Born This Way” foundation, which has an …


Top-paid CEO in Washington last year was head of Starbucks

A new survey shows the top paid executive in Washington state last year was the head of Starbucks.


Drinking the rainbow: Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino may make you see stars

It tastes like mango, at first. But by the time you’ve nearly polished off a grande, the flavor has become mostly sugar: 59 grams of it, to be exact. Starbucks …


Starbucks barista has meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino

A Starbucks barista has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the coffee chain’s much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear.


Starbucks extends China health coverage to workers’ parents

Starbucks will provide Chinese workers with health insurance that extends coverage to their parents, a unique offering by the coffeehouse chain that may be used by more than 10,000 people …


New Starbucks CEO aims to build company that will last a century

Kevin Johnson is the new CEO of Starbucks – the first time in nine years Howard Schultz has not been at the helm of the coffee empire he began building …


Starbucks will put its first high-end Reserve store inside its headquarters

Starbucks will open the first of 1,000 planned high-end Reserve stores in the lobby of its corporate headquarters in Sodo.


Longtime Starbucks chief Schultz hands key to new CEO

Howard Schultz’s last Starbucks shareholders meeting as CEO began with patriotic flourishes, ended with the passing of a key from Schultz to his successor, and was peppered throughout with talk …


Starbucks CEO stands by pledge to hire refugees

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz presided over his last annual shareholder meeting as head of the company Wednesday by standing by its pledge to hire refugees and expanding on previously announced …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:35 a.m.

Racist posters plastered in 3 areas of Spokane

About a month after racist posters


Starbucks loses market share as rivals roll out drink deals

Starbucks Corp., facing heavy competition, mobile-ordering hiccups and even boycott threats, has been losing U.S. customers to rivals this winter.


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 8:49 p.m.

Starbucks rolls out ‘barrel-aged’ coffee beans in Roastery

There’s barrel-aged whiskey, beer, vinegar and syrup. Is barrel-aged coffee the next big thing? Barrel-aged coffee, in which green, unroasted coffee beans are placed in barrels that previously held whiskey, …


Investing in friendships for two generations

A Spokane Valley investment club, the Lilies, started 21 years ago. They’re all women who love coffee, so in fall 1995 their first choice ignored a financial adviser’s caution about …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

Starbucks puts ice cream on menu at 100-plus stores

Starbucks, having seen the success of ice cream menu offerings at its high-end Seattle Roastery store, will start serving ice cream at more than 100 store locations.


Taking aim at Trump policies, Starbucks CEO vows to hire 10,000 refugees over five years

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz added a coffee magnate’s voice to the chorus of tech industry executives who spoke out over the weekend against President Donald Trump’s travel ban order, announcing …


Froma Harrop: Boycotts are a form of speech

The point here is that for whatever reason, a person has a right to withhold his or her custom. Freedom of speech doesn’t end at the cash register.


Starbucks to top McDonald’s as restaurant king, analyst says

Starbucks is poised to overtake McDonald’s as the world’s most valuable restaurant chain, and the coffee giant could ultimately have a staggering 50,000 locations.


Lucas Werner, 37, ejected from Spokane Starbucks after asking teenage barista for a date

A 37-year-old Spokane man is claiming age discrimination after he was barred from a Spokane Starbucks after asking a teenage barista on a date.