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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2010

Airport runway extension completed

Spokane International Airport will reopen its main, newly expanded runway Thursday at 8 a.m.The two-year, $30.7 million project increased the runway length to 11,002 feet, an additional 2,000 feet. The parallel taxiway was also extended 2,000 feet.New navigational aids were installed. The Federal Aviation Administration...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2010

Drive-by paver leaves unhappy consumers

The Washington Department of Labor & Industries says an itinerant paving company has left behind numerous unsatisfied consumers in Eastern Washington.Spokeswoman Selena Davis said the department has received 35 complaints against Asphalt Driveways, which has posted signs and flyers with a toll-free telephone number around...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 20, 2010

Spokane Valley Yoke's closing due to lease snafu

View Larger MapSpokane Valley food retailer Yoke's Fresh Market plans to close its supermarket at Sprague and Progress because it's been unable to renew the property lease.In an announcement Monday, company CEO John Bole said no exact closing date has been determined.Yoke's has operated the...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 17, 2010


THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, 2010


Nursery, Food Bank get $1,000 from STCU

The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery and Second Harvest Food Bank will each receive $1,000 from Spokane Teachers Credit Union.The two charities outpolled 126 others who were nominated at the Greater Spokane Incorporated annual meeting Wednesday.Attendees named the charity they wanted funded by STCU, which put...

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Clearwater Paper buying Georgia competitor

Clearwater Paper Corp. will buy Georgia-based competitor Cellu Tissue Holdings Inc. for $502 million, the two companies announced this morning.Spokane-based Clearwater will pay Cellu Tissue stockholders $12 per share, and assume $255 million in debt, in a deal a Clearwater statement said should increase earnings...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15, 2010

Spokane employment jumps by 3,300

Employment in Spokane County jumped by more than 3,300 in August, dropping the unemployment rate to 8.6 percent from 8.8 pecent in July, and August 2009.The rate for Washington held steady at 8.9 percent seasonally adjusted, and 8.8 percent unadjusted.The rate for the United States,...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2010

David Allen the next Connect Breakfast speaker

McKinstry Co. Executive Vice President David Allen is the next speaker in the Executive Connect Breakfast series, at the Spokane Club on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 a.m.The breakfast series promotes area business networking and sharing of ideas.Allen will discuss the work McKinstry is doing...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 10, 2010

THURSDAY, SEPT. 9, 2010


New Light Industries wins lab access

New Light Industries Ltd. will use access to a $2.5 million Washington Technology Center microfabrication laboratory to improve its new liquid-crystal technology, President Steve McGrew said.The center said it awarded Spokane-based New Light three months of free access to help move the company's patent-pending technology...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2010

Rockford company gets biofuels grant

A Spokane County company has been awarded a $90,000 grant to continue developing a process that converts bluegrass straw into biofuels.Farm Power, based in Rockford, will use the U.S. Department of Agriculture money for further work on automating controls and feedstock systems, according to a...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2010

WSU regents endorse Spokane health center 

Washington State University regents Friday endorsed designation of the Spokane campus as the university's center for health sciences education, and backed that step by putting a $70.78 million Biomedical/Health Sciences building at the top of their capital request to the legislature.Supporters say the building would...

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