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Bert Caldwell

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Caldwell: West Point trained local bankers to survive

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point graduates about 1,000 second lieutenants each year. Although trained to command men and women in combat, many leave the Army when their hitch is up and look for opportunities to use their leadership skills in civilian arenas.

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49 Degrees plans new lodge, lift

Officials at 49 Degrees North on Tuesday said the resort near Chewelah will add another chairlift and a mid-mountain lodge, but construction will likely not begin until next year. Spokesman Brad Northrup said the lift purchased from Copper Mountain in Colorado will be delivered Thursday. When in place, the lift will move 1,100 skiers per hour to the summit of Angel Peak, bringing the area’s total lift capacity to 7,700 per hour, he said.
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Local Perkins staying open

The owner of the Spokane-area Perkins franchises said the Monday bankruptcy filing of the chain’s corporate parent will not affect local operations, but added that news reports and the closure of the Spokane Valley Marie Callender’s are creating some heartburn. Perkins & Marie Callender’s Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, brought down by tough competition, the weak economy and rising food costs.
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Caldwell: Health insurers should take hint from Blue Shield

If you want to thank anyone for enactment of President Obama’s health care reforms, those anyones would be Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross. That state’s two biggest health insurance providers announced huge premium increases — 39 percent for Anthem — as debate on the reforms reached its final, fevered pitch last spring. Apparently, they took California’s nickname “Golden State” literally.
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Recycling program coming to Spokane

WOODINVILLE, Wash. – At the receiving end of the Waste Management recycling facility here, unsorted mounds of cans, bottles, cardboard and paper climb 15 feet up the walls. Front loaders dump the material into a hopper feeding conveyors that, in the space of a few minutes, dump the separated material into bunkers, where it awaits baling for shipment.
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AmericanWest buys small bank

AmericanWest Bank has agreed to buy a Southern California bank for $18.5 million, the Spokane-based institution announced Thursday. Sunrise Bank, with branches in Point Loma, Escondido, Palm Desert and San Diego, has $232 million in assets and $212 million in deposits.

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