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  • Black Rock golf club members lose suit over membership fees

    Former members of a luxury golf club on Lake Coeur d’Alene have lost a class-action lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in membership refunds after the club was surrendered to a …


  • Suspected bank robber expresses concern for dogs

    David C. Burns reportedly led police on a chase after committing a bank robbery Wednesday afternoon, riding his bike through alleys and across yards until he slammed into the side …


  • Credit cards get tech upgrade

    Banks and credit unions across the region are making the switch from magnetic swipe cards to the cards of the future – the safer kind with a microchip built in. …


  • Washington Trust purchases Ridpath Annex to accommodate workforce growth

    Washington Trust Bank has purchased the empty Ridpath Annex with plans to convert the building into office space to absorb the bank’s downtown growth. The bank’s purchase brings an end …


  • Police searching for bank robbers

    The Spokane Police Department has released a photo of a suspect in a robbery at a Washington Trust Bank branch this morning. Three people, described as black males in their …


  • Spokane police arrest suspect in two area bank robberies

    Spokane police arrested the man suspected of robbing two banks earlier this month.


  • Doug Clark: Street Music Week hit whole new high

    Before we strike up the band and make the big confetti mess, I’d like to explain why the 11th annual Spokane Street Music Week should be remembered as the year …


  • Here’s the Dirt: Retailer moves into E. Sprague

    Discount City, a retail seller of estate-sale merchandise, is taking 4,100 square feet in the Eagle Plaza strip at 14415 E. Sprague.


  • IT problem fixed by the simplest tool: web search

    Tech managers, especially those keeping a large company’s computers working, tend to talk about “solutions.” Computers or networks have issues. IT people go off and identify possible solutions.


  • Penny phase-out met with modest reaction

    Most Canadians greeted the news that their government would stop minting pennies later this year with tepid approval. This is, after all, the same country that eliminated $1 and $2 …


  • Ferguson’s, The Milk Bottle see support pour in after fire

    When Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle and Ferguson’s Cafe were hit by a three-alarm fire Sept. 25, people from all over Spokane responded with compassion to the news that the two …


  • Washington Trust repays TARP debt

    Washington Trust Bank has repaid its $110 million TARP obligation to the U.S. Treasury Department. At the same time, the Spokane-based bank borrowed $89.1 million from a different Treasury program …


  • Black Rock golf course bought

    A group of eight homeowners in the luxury Black Rock golf club and housing development above Lake Coeur d’Alene have joined together and bought the golf course, clubhouse, beach club …


  • Black Rock facilities purchased

    A group of eight homeowners in the luxury Black Rock golf club and housing development above Lake Coeur d’Alene have joined together and bought the golf course, clubhouse, beach club …


  • Bank robbery suspect pleads not guilty

    A Spokane man suspected of a series of armed bank robberies that began in December pleaded not guilty to two federal felonies on Thursday. Lucas G. Woodard, 33, was arrested …


  • Suspect arrested after bank holdup

    A masked gunman was arrested shortly after he robbed a north Spokane bank Thursday, authorities say. A Spokane police sergeant on his way home arrested the suspect, who investigators believe …


  • Possible serial bank robber arrested in Spokane

    A masked gunman was arrested shortly after he robbed a north Spokane bank this afternoon, authorities say.


  • Former Washington Trust leader Philip Stanton dies at 80

    Philip H. Stanton, who led his family-owned Washington Trust Bank for three decades and gave influential support for Expo ’74, died Thursday evening. He was 80. Stanton will be remembered …


  • Bike-riding crook robs North Spokane bank

    Around 4 p.m. today, a man robbed a Washington Trust Bank in North Spokane and pedaled away on a bicycle.


  • Bank takes over Club at Black Rock

    Marshall Chesrown has surrendered ownership of his landmark Club at Black Rock luxury golf and housing development above Lake Coeur d’Alene amid the ongoing collapse of high-end real estate in …


  • Suspect arrested in bank robberies

    A man on federal probation for passing counterfeit money was arrested Tuesday in Spokane on suspicion of bank robberies in Omak, Wenatchee and Moses Lake. Cameron Len Gaunt, 28, of …


  • Gunman robs bank in north Spokane

    A gunman robbed a bank in north Spokane this morning. The robbery occurred about 9 a.m. at the Washington Trust Bank, 3810 N. Maple St. The robber displayed a gun …


  • Bank robbery suspect arrested 90 minutes later

    A robbery suspect was arrested less than 90 minutes after police say he stole money from a bank at gunpoint today.


  • Washington Trust opens Oregon branch

    Washington Trust Bank opened its first full-service Oregon branch Tuesday morning, three days after it acquired the deposits and most of the assets of Pinnacle Bank, which was declared insolvent …


  • Washington Trust gets capital infusion

    The U.S. Treasury Department announced Tuesday it will invest $110 million in W.T.B. Financial Corp., the corporate parent of Washington Trust Bank. Washington Trust President Jack Heath said the privately …


  • Area banks weathering the storm

    Wall Street credit woes have not yet filtered down to Riverside Avenue in Spokane or Sherman Avenue in Coeur d’Alene, Inland Northwest financial leaders said last week. Loans for restaurants, …


  • Banking on a good year

    Buoyed by a banner 2005, several Inland Northwest banking executives say they’re feeling almost as upbeat about business in 2006 — provided the Fed finally settles down. “If (interest) rates …


  • Washington Trust expands to Oregon

    Washington Trust Bank has opened its first office in Oregon as it continues to expand into bigger markets. The Spokane-based bank has successfully grown in Idaho, where it now plans …

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