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Schweitzer to add 20 residences to White Pine Lodge

Schweitzer Mountain Resort will add 20 new residences to White Pine Lodge. The four-story addition will add 16 two-bedroom/two-bathroom homes and four three-bedroom/three-bathroom homes, the resort says. The three-bedroom homes will be designed as lock-off units, allowing for varied configurations for owner rental and use.…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2012

FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012

Idaho jobless rate falls to 7.1% 

The unemployment rate in Idaho fell to 7.1 percent in September, the lowest rate since May 2009 and down from 7.4 percent in August. But the state also has seen its labor force shrink four straight months, including the first August-September decline since the 1986…

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012

Why Washington gas prices are so high

Washington and other West Coast states have the highest gas prices in the nation – in some case 50 cents higher than the national average. In the Spokane area, average prices remain below $4 a gallon, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Guage Report. On the…

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TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012

Forest Steel sold to Pacific Steel & Recycling

Pacific Steel & Recycling, based in Great Falls, Mont., has purchased Forest Steel Inc. in Dalton Gardens, Idaho, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is effective today. The facility will operate under the Pacific Steel name. Pacific is retaining all 37 employees of Forest Steel,…

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Itron completes $100 million purchase of SmartSynch

Itron, Inc. has finished buying SmartSynch for $100 million. The Liberty Lake company said today the acquisition strengthens its cellular communications offering and will bring greater choice to utility customers across the spectrum of smart metering deployments. Jackson, Miss.-based SmartSynch is the leading provider of…

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

Coming Sunday: Q&A with appraiser Sam P. Wood

Sam P. Wood’s career has revolved around the local real-estate market for more than two decades, first as an agent and, since 1996, also as an appraiser. The Lewis and Clark High School and Eastern Washington University graduate describes Spokane as “an island unto itself”…

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Marketing efforts honored at Spark Awards

Marketing efforts for a farmers market, an Advent calendar, Gonzaga University and a stink bug trap won top prizes in this year’s Spark Awards presented by Spokane MarCom, the regional marketing and communications association. The awards recognize the best work by local marketing, communications and…

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Northern Lights Brewing Co. renamed No-Li Brewhouse 

Spokane's Northern Lights Brewing Company has been renamed No-Li Brewhouse. The new venture is headed by Northern Lights founder and head brewmaster Mark Irvin and craft beer industry veteran John Bryant, both of whom have deep roots in Spokane. The distribution plan for No-Li Brewhouse…

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MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012

Ambassadors lists headquarters for sale 

Ambassadors Group is putting up for sale its Spokane headquarters, a 133,000-square-foot building and surrounding property near the Spokane International Airport. The building and 11 acres of land are listed for $13.3 million. Ambassadors, which promotes cultural-immersion trips for students, said today it would move…

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Rural Idaho loses population

Population decline in rural Idaho intensified in 2011, new U.S. Census Bureau estimates show. More people left the state’s rural areas between mid-2010 and mid-2011, and more counties lost population than at any other time since the 1980s. Eighteen of the 33 rural counties saw…

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Boeing executive to speak next fall in Spokane

James Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, will be the keynote speaker at Greater Spokane Incorporated's annual meeting Sept. 12. Albaugh was president and CEO of Boeing Space and Communications from 1998 to 2002. In 2002 he became president and CEO of Boeing…

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Inland Power and Light names new CEO

Inland Power and Light of Spokane has selected Chad Jensen to be CEO of the cooperative starting May 21. Jensen is vice president at Lower Valley Energy, an electric cooperative in Afton, Wyo. He has been with Lower Valley Energy for 22 years and has…

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Federal lab in Richland to lay off 45

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory plans to lay off 45 employees this week. The cutbacks are in order to adjust to the latest federal budget approved in December, the Associated Press reports. The Department of Energy national lab based in Richland employs 4,758 people and…

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MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012

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Scott Maben joined The Spokesman-Review in 2006. He currently is the Business Editor.

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