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News >  Spokane
May 25, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Alexander Knoll, a 12-year-old inventor from Post Falls, grew emotional when he met his idol. Dressed in a suit and blue tie, the boy with red hair and freckles broke out in tears

News >  Business
May 23, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped one percentage point, to 5.2 percent, in April. That’s also one point below the April 2016 unemployment rate, the Washington Employment Security Department said Tuesday.

News >  Business
May 18, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
There’s talk once again of reopening the storied Bunker Hill Mine in the Silver Valley.

News >  Spokane
May 11, 2017, 3 p.m.
Visit Spokane, the area’s tourism agency, will roll out a new branding campaign this year to boost buzz for the region and showcase the Spokane area’s identity and unique qualities.

News >  Spokane
May 8, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Joining a growing campaign on college campuses across the U.S., Gonzaga University student leaders are calling on the Spokane school to divest its $204 million endowment from fossil fuels.

News >  Business
May 4, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Just 10 weeks after announcing its intent to buy Spokane-based Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, LabCorp said Thursday it has completed the acquisition.

News >  Business
April 29, 2017, 6 a.m.
What will a million bucks and change get you in Spokane County’s real estate market? Not nearly as many choices as next door in Kootenai County, flush with lakefront and riverfront listings in the seven figures. Still, if you’re looking to drop a meal ticket or more on some luxury digs, a few pricey properties are on the menu in and around Spokane.

News >  Business
April 25, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Perhaps you should hold off washing your dirty jeans this weekend. That grubby look is in, according to the style wizards at Nordstrom and other fashion houses.

News >  Business
April 25, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in March, down from 6.8 percent in February, the Washington Employment Security Department said Tuesday.

News >  Business
April 11, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
United Airlines could have avoided much of the damage to its brand and reputation this week in how it first responded to a passenger being dragged screaming from his airplane seat by security on Sunday, a Spokane expert in crisis management said.

News >  Business
April 6, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
A Spokane company that supplies sports equipment and team apparel across the Northwest has been sold to a Texas company and will close its three retail stores.

News >  Business
March 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
What’s missing from downtown Spokane’s retail and service scene? The city and several business groups hope to take the guesswork out of filling the gaps by tapping into sales analytics.

News >  Business
March 16, 2017, 5 a.m.
Not enough people are stepping up to the excavator, dozer or backhoe, and that’s a big problem when the economy is fueling a need for heavy equipment operators. To boost interest in the field, ITD is teaming up with Associated General Contractors of America to put on an intensive, three-week heavy equipment operator school this summer in Rathdrum.

News >  Business
March 15, 2017, 6:04 a.m.
One of the fast-growing chains embracing such values is Christian Brothers Automotive, based just outside Houston. The first Washington state franchise for the auto repair business opened this week in Liberty Lake.

News >  Business
March 14, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
University of Washington’s medical school again tops the U.S. News & World Report ranking of best graduate schools for primary care education. The UW School of Medicine has been ranked first 23 of the past 24 years.

News >  Business
March 14, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
The unemployment rate in Spokane County climbed to 7 percent in January, up from 6.3 percent in December. The upward bump at the start of the year is typical due to seasonal job losses in leisure, hospitality and construction after the holidays.

News >  Business
March 13, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Idaho saw 4 percent job growth last year, giving it the fastest rate in the nation, the Idaho Department of Labor said Monday.

News >  Spokane
March 10, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Dry Fly Distilling likes to highlight the journey from farm to bottle – the use of grains produced on the Palouse to make its acclaimed gin, vodka, whiskey and bourbon. That connection to the land is now on display in the Spokane distiller’s new tasting room, set to open Saturday at Dry Fly’s home base near Gonzaga University.

News >  Idaho
Feb. 28, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
Robert Templin, a Post Falls developer, U.S. Army veteran and pioneer of North Idaho's resort and tourism economy, died Tuesday morning at age 93.

News >  Business
Feb. 27, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Avista has lost another round in its latest attempt to raise electric and natural gas rates. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, which previously rejected the utility’s proposed increases, on Monday denied a request by Avista Utilities to reconsider.

News >  Spokane
Feb. 23, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
The widely anticipated sale of Spokane-based PAML to industry giant LabCorp was made official Thursday when the companies announced the deal in a news release.

News >  Business
Feb. 17, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
A Spokane startup that has carved out a niche in travel lodging is embarking on an ambitious growth plan with an infusion of $15 million in venture capital.

News >  Spokane
Feb. 15, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
PAML, the national medical-testing laboratory based in Spokane, is on the brink of selling to LabCorp, the world’s leading health care diagnostics company, reports an independent news site covering the Northwest health care industry.

News >  Spokane
Feb. 10, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
Steady winter storms and no sudden warmups are driving a busy ski season at the five resorts around Spokane and in North Idaho.

News >  Business
Feb. 1, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Potlatch Corporation’s profit in the last quarter of 2016 was four times that of the same quarter a year earlier, the Spokane-based forestry, wood products and real estate company reported this week.